Professor Bodo Hombach, Chairman of Brost Stiftung and former Minister of the Chancellery, visited the KÖTTER Security (koetter.de) booth yesterday at the world’s largest security trade show “security 2016” in Essen. Together with Friedrich P. Kötter, amongst others, Board of Directors for the Westdeutscher Wach- und Schutzdienst Fritz Kötter SE & Co. KG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Joblinge gAG Ruhr, he welcomed current and former apprentices who had come to the KÖTTER Group due to the Joblinge gAG Ruhr (joblinge.de) initiative.
“They are an inspiration for all young people looking for an apprenticeship”, emphasized Bodo Hombach in a conversation with junior employees. “Your journey is the best testament of how personal commitment and targeted support leads to job success.” At the same time, the Vice Chairman of Brost Stiftung, who is among the most important supporters of JOBLINGE, emphasized the importance of corporate commitment. “It is important that the economy creates opportunities like the KÖTTER Group does. Since some junior employees only get started in professional life −
JOBLINGE helps to uncover hidden talent.”
Friedrich P. Kötter also stressed this positive function. “More than 480 young people in the Ruhr area so far have already been supported by JOBLINGE. The placement rate in the primary apprenticeship and job market is currently around 72 percent”, explained the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Joblinge gAG Ruhr. “An impressive record which will continue to play a part in the successful continuation of our family firm.”
PIONEER IN TRAINING AND TAKEOVERS
Since Joblinge gAG Ruhr began in 2013, with Fritz Kötter among the founding members of the Westdeutscher Wach- und Schutzdienst, the KÖTTER Group has already trained three JOBLINGE - including Ismet Dikmen who was first to have secured an apprenticeship contract through the initiative and now works in IT at KÖTTER. At the moment there are currently three more JOBLINGE at the family firm training in procurement, office management and mechatronics respectively.