(Marchtrenk, August 18, 2021) Over the course of July and August, 100 pupils and students are gaining experience at the intralogistics specialist TGW in Marchtrenk and Wels. For many of these young adults, this is their first foray into the world of employment. In addition to providing a glimpse into everyday professional life and the opportunity to earn money of one's own, holiday internships also offer orientation when it comes to choosing a career path.
Holiday interns are greeted at TGW with a welcoming event and then proceed to their respective departments, which will be their home bases for the next few weeks. There, the pupils and students collaborate with their experienced colleagues on day-to-day business in different areas: from mechatronic module production and assembly to software development and supporting administrative activities.
"Learning and growing is a central part of our philosophy. That's why we are so happy to give young people the chance to gain experience at TGW through internships," affirms Harald Schröpf, CEO of the TGW Logistics Group. "This is a matter close to our hearts, particularly at a time when it is not so easy to get an internship."
The relationship between corporate success and personal as well as professional growth also plays a central role for the TGW Future Private Foundation, owner of TGW. The Foundation supports several charitable initiatives that focus on the personal development of young people, including the CAP. Programme.
With CAP. (short for "capabilities"), pupils at public upper secondary schools in Austria can complete a full-fledged mechatronics apprenticeship in parallel with their school education. The goal is to expand the pupils' technical horizons and at the same time prepare them for the challenges of business life.
Eight participants and graduates of the programme are now holiday interns at TGW, including Jakob Raml. After completing his Matura (secondary school exit exam) and CAP. apprenticeship, he is now studying business administration: "It is great to be able to gain practical experience in a company alongside my studies. And of course there are many points of contact with TGW in the CAP. Programme."