Training starts: The future begins
Seven apprentices start their careers at the Munk Group
The start of the month of September was equally exciting for the Munk Group and seven young people: because with the start of their apprenticeship at the family-owned company, the young people are taking their first step towards a professional future. Over the next three years, they will complete their apprenticeships as industrial clerks and metal workers specialising in construction technology, as well as warehouse specialists and IT specialists.
Owner and Managing Director Ferdinand Munk welcomed the newcomers together with their parents and gave them a tour of the 150,000 square metres of production space at the two locations and informed them about the philosophy of the access technology specialist. The "fresh" trainees learned that not only ladders of all kinds are part of the product range. Rolling scaffolds and special constructions such as docking and maintenance systems for aircraft and trains, transport logistics as well as rescue technology and profile technology also leave the plants all over the world. The fact that the company promise "Safety. Made in Germany" and quality work are lived here day after day was just as noticeable on the tour as the team-oriented working atmosphere and the social responsibility assumed for the employees.
After the tour of the company, the young professionals were allowed to take up their workplaces in their first training stations and get a taste of their future tasks. The Munk Group follows a concept of responsibility, co-determination as well as broadening horizons. "Our trainees are fully confronted with their future areas of responsibility at an early stage and are involved in projects. In doing so, we provide targeted support, but we also demand a high level of commitment, flexibility and willingness to learn," said Ferdinand Munk. In addition to the rotation through the business areas and departments of the company and the vocational school lessons, the trainees are intensively supervised in the company's own training facility CAMPUS. The training concept of the "TOP100" company, which was recently certified with the 'Job and Family' audit, offers projects, workshops and individual support. This creates ideal conditions in which the young people can gain a variety of learning experiences. The next few weeks will be particularly varied for the young people: introductory activities, project work and a team excursion for all trainees are on the agenda.
Currently, a total of 21 apprentices are employed at the Munk Group. With a qualified degree, they will have a solid foundation for their further career at the end of their apprenticeship. "We are proud of the young people who qualify with us and work towards their goals with commitment and responsibility. Good training is the key to success - for the young people themselves, but also for us as a growth company that relies on qualified young people," Munk continues.
About the MUNK Group
With its business units MUNK Günzburger Steigtechnik, MUNK Rettungstechnik, MUNK Profiltechnik and MUNK Service, the MUNK Group is one of the leading suppliers of access solutions and rescue equipment and corresponding service solutions. As a technology and innovation leader in access solutions, the name Munk stands for safety made in Germany. The company is now run by the fourth and fifth generations of the Munk family. With the reorganisation under the umbrella of the MUNK Group, the former Günzburger Steigtechnik GmbH has given itself an even more clearly differentiated company structure to ensure its future and is making it clear with its name that the company will remain in family hands. Under the motto: One family. One name. One mission.
In the MUNK Günzburger Steigtechnik business unit for access solutions, the MUNK Group carries over 2,500 products in its standard range, from ladders for commercial, public and private use to mobile scaffolding, platforms, stairs and bridging steps to custom-made special constructions. These include, for example, work and maintenance platforms, docking systems, walkways and assembly platforms, which, in the era of digitalisation, can also be automatically adapted to the respective environment using the latest control technology.
In the MUNK Rettungstechnik business unit for rescue equipment, the company offers access solutions and transport logistics for fire, rescue and disaster relief operations. These include, for example, multi-functional ladders, scaling and push-up extension ladders, rescue platforms, toolboxes, station equipment and a wide range of mobile containers. In the MUNK Service business unit, the MUNK Group bundles the areas of installation, testing, repair and maintenance of access solutions and rescue equipment, as well as seminars.
The youngest business division, MUNK Profiltechnik, offers high-quality technology for individual and professional configurations with a functional and sophisticated profile system.
The MUNK Group is always drawing attention to itself with new ideas that offer customers real added value in practice. It has already received several awards for its innovations, its economic development, its responsible and sustainable actions and as a family-friendly employer – most recently from the Oskar Patzelt Foundation as one of the three most impressive companies in the German SME sector. The company is also one of the top 100 innovators in the SME sector in 2021.
The MUNK Group manufactures exclusively in its home region of Günzburg. It was also the first provider ever to be audited by TÜV Nord in 2010 with the certified proof of origin “Made in Germany” and grants a guarantee of 15 years on all standard made in Germany products. The MUNK Group employs around 400 people at its headquarters in Günzburg and Leipheim and is currently investing around 20 million euros in its sites.