We welcome our new trainees - Trainee Academy 2023

Under the motto "Talents of tomorrow - optimal support right from the start", our 31 new trainees were able to take part in the new trainee academy for the entire Bus Group from 7 to 11 August 2023.

We have broken new ground this year: Together with the Bus groups-Company KVG Stade, Bachstein transport company and Müller Bus Travel we prepared our prospective public transport specialists for their future tasks at a one-week trainee academy. A total of 39 trainees from the fields of driving specialists, professional drivers, office management clerks and automotive mechatronics technicians for commercial vehicle technology took part at the Technology Centre of the Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Stade Chamber of Crafts (TZH).

The academy imparted basic technical knowledge for the respective training positions, for example "What do I actually have to consider when planning a bus driver's working hours?" or "What does a bus look like inside?" were discussed. Overarching topics were also used to achieve a mutual understanding of the activities of colleagues. Another focus was on teaching communication and etiquette - "trainee etiquette" - in the company.

A city rally through Lüneburg, a barbecue and a few sit-ins provided the necessary variety. One highlight was the tour of our plant in Lüneburg. During a tour, some of our colleagues from the plant and the workshop showed us the work equipment, facilities in the various work areas and much more. Best of all, our trainees were able to take a bus from the XXL driving school for a spin around the yard for the first time.

The voices of the trainees speak for the success of the academy. They were asked about their impressions of the event and their expectations of their training:

  • Leon, trainee driver specialist | CeBus: "I'm hoping for a long-term and reliable employer who is just as keen on me as I am on them."
  • Sascha, trainee driver specialist | KVG, Lüneburg plant: "My expectation is that all the trainees in the bus group will be merged together, because basically we're all in the same apprenticeship year and have to stick together somehow."
  • Leo, trainee driver specialist | KVG, Stade plant: "I found the trainee academy programme very exciting, especially all the impressions of what is still to come."