For all of them, the start of work was all about getting to know each other: managing director andreas mengin, trainer rosana kronert and christina franke, head of training and branch manager in erlangen, welcomed the new trainees together. "We want our trainees to feel comfortable right from the start and to start this new phase of their lives with joy and commitment," explained rosana kroner, rosana kronert explained. As head of training, she will provide close support for the new trainees. This also includes a "career start bag" filled with important documents, giveaways, pens and a timer.
Committed junior staff
First insights into the history of mengin, which was founded in 1919, into the areas of administration and logistics as well as a tour of the branches at the main site in erlangen rounded off the first morning of the vocational trainees in your new company. Then the newly qualified employees set off for their respective training branches.
For managing director andreas mengin, the company's own demand for young talent is an important part of the company's philosophy: "with an apprenticeship at mengin, young people are optimally prepared for their future careers. And by training them in-house, we are ensuring that we have competent employees for the future." Finding them, however, is not a matter of course. "Applicants often do not have the necessary qualifications. Above all, communicative and outgoing people with an open mind have good opportunities with us, according to kronert.
Good opportunities for advancement
In addition to practical training in the stores and theoretical knowledge transfer at the vocational schools, the new trainees are trained by christina franke and rosana kronert once a month trained. For example, the trainees learn about different materials and types of footwear in the merchandise science area or practice dealing with customers. Mengin is also thinking even further into the future. Through a comprehensive training program and rapid career advancement opportunities, mengin demands competencies and creates incentives for professional development.
The shoe store, which has a total of twelve branches in northern bavaria, the upper palatinate and saxony, currently employs 14 trainees.