New apprentices at Garaventa: Immersion in the world of ropeways
For Garaventa’s new apprentices, taking part in the information day at the end of July marked the first step into the world of work: Design technicians, ropeway mechatronics technicians, polymechanics technicians, and installation and equipment engineers are skilled personnel that are highly sought after. That is why Garaventa took the decision to train another eight new apprentices.
Garaventa has been developing and building ropeways around the entire world for almost 100 years. When it comes to implementing these challenging projects, the company based in Central Switzerland relies on highly qualified professionals. Many of them come from Garaventa’s own ranks.
Every year, Garaventa offers training opportunities in five different trades for between seven and ten youngsters. Eight new apprentices will begin their training in 2022. They are set to become polymechanics technicians, installation and equipment engineers, ropeway mechatronics technicians, design technicians and business administrators. In total, Garaventa is currenting training 29 young men and women.
As Garaventa CEO Arno Inauen emphasizes, Garaventa wants to pass its highly specialized know-how on to the next generation: “We seek to strongly promote young talents because first, as a company, we carry a social responsibility and second, we need specialized skilled workers. Our industry offers prospects, is rapidly evolving, and topics like urban ropeways, alternative drives or smart technologies are all part of day-to-day working life for our employees.”