Vocational training

The training and promotion of young people ensures the sustainable corporate success of IWN.

For us, standing still is like taking a step backwards!

That is why we do not simply react to impulses from outside. We act actively and determine our future ourselves. IWN has always taken precautions at an early stage - and this is also how we deal with our skilled workers of tomorrow. The training of young people is especially important to us at IWN. They bring new impulses into the company, they offer us a view from the outside, and they are our future skilled personnel.

Training ambassadors

All IWN trainees are trained as training ambassadors by the IHK Ostwestfalen zu Bielefeld.

In a one-day seminar they learn rhetorical tricks and presentation techniques. Afterwards they present their chosen occupation in schools in the region.

We use trainees as stand personnel at various career orientation fairs. These assignments allow the trainees to practise free speaking, and to develop mediation skills and self-confidence.

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IWN is one of only a few companies in East Westphalia where the IHK final examinations for metal professions are carried out as a company assignment.

In this company assignment, the examinees work through a complete production assignment in their specialist area: From planning to production to documentation. In an accompanying technical discussion, and in the oral examination, they apply the soft skills acquired at IWN in a meaningful way.

Video of the IHK Ostwestfalen zu Bielefeld: Training as a cutting machine operator at IWN. Duration 3:09 minutes.

Machine Operator

We have been training new cutting machine operators every year since 2007 - currently four per apprenticeship year. During their apprenticeship, our trainees specialise in a particular field - turning, milling, or grinding.

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YouTube video of the MEBerufe portal: Training as an industrial clerk. Duration 1:59 minutes.

Industrial clerks

We also train industrial clerks in our company, but not in every training year. During the three-year dual training programme, trainees learn about the areas of purchasing, sales, accounting, human resources, process control and marketing.

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Video of the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences: Industrial Engineering (part-time), Master. Duration 5:46 minutes.

Working students

IWN cooperates with various universities in East Westphalia. Working students, interns, bachelor students, and master students take on their own interesting projects with us, which they work on in close cooperation with experienced specialists.

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