Kassel, Germany. It's the start of a promising career for a new set of young people. In August, 26 new recruits will commence their professional lives at the internationally active, family-owned company HÜBNER. Nine apprentices are starting in technical vocations – HÜBNER offers training in the professions of industrial mechanic, production designer and technical fabric specialist, among many others. Six other apprentices will start their training as industrial business management assistants. In addition, HÜBNER offers the possibility of undertaking a joint work-study program that combines university study with on-the-job experience in the fields of either industrial engineering or mechanical engineering. In the commercial and technical area, six technical school interns are also getting started.

Applications already being accepted for the 2020 training year

Each year HÜBNER offers a variety of apprenticeship positions to young people. Currently more than 50 apprentices are working at the company – and they have good chances of securing a regular position at the end of their apprenticeships. Head of Human Resources Joachim Müller explains HÜBNER's approach this way: "We want to be strengthening the regional job market on an ongoing basis and to obtain well-suited and highly qualified junior staff for HÜBNER."

"The apprentices can look forward to a highly diversified training program with a host of interesting challenges," says Human Resources Manager Ann-Christian Haase, who is in charge of the HÜBNER apprenticeship program. The main focus is on the chosen profession, but the apprentices also get insights into other product and market areas. "There is also the chance to spend some time working abroad. And apprentices take on responsibilities quickly by sometimes managing projects on an independent basis," remarks Haase.

The kickoff at HÜBNER is organized as a four-day introductory workshop that includes sessions on business etiquette and a company rally. The new apprentices get to know apprentices in their second and third training years, who will support the new recruits as mentors. The second and third-year apprentices introduce themselves and their professions, and the kickoff also includes a visit to the Kassel Municipal Transport Company (KVG). Here the apprentices can see different HÜBNER products such as folding bellows, articulation systems and tram bumpers in actual use. The new recruits also participate in various workshops on subjects such as occupational safety and the company's health management and idea management systems.

PLEASE NOTE: HÜBNER is already looking for new applicants for the coming training year 2020. Interested young people can upload their application materials to the HÜBNER website until 30 September 2019. Further information is available at the HÜBNER career portal:  


The HÜBNER Group

Mobility. Materials. Photonics.  |  united by passion.

As a global system supplier for the mobility industry, for manufacturing and for life sciences and research applications, the HÜBNER Group is the worldwide leader in gangway systems for buses and railway vehicles (Mobility), a prominent solution provider for rubber products, plastics technologies and elastomer-coated industrial textiles (Material Solutions) as well as a rising supplier for applications in the field of laser, terahertz and high-frequency technologies (Photonics). The HÜBNER Group employs more than 3,300 people around the world. In addition to the headquarters in Kassel, Germany, HÜBNER has built up more than 25 locations around the world in the preceding years and decades.