Apprentice for a day

“Circuit board”, “SMD component”, “wave soldering system” – all these terms as well as their meaning Abdul learns about today. The 20-year-old Syrian attends “One day apprentice”. The event organized by the Junior Chamber International Germany (JCI) addresses people from twelve to 26 years who have difficulties positioning themselves on the employment and training market and is part of the alliance “1000 Chances”.

Johannes shows him what it means to be an apprentice. He is training to be an electronics technician for devices and systems at Budelmann Elektronik GmbH. Prior to his apprenticeship Johannes also gained work experience during mandatory school internships. Today he shows Abdul how to solder SMD components on a circuit board by hand.

“It is not only important to us that Abdul can find out about the job, requirements and people, but also that Johannes can show him his tasks and daily work life on equal terms, so that both will have gained experience at the end of the day”, says managing director Jeannine Budelmann.

“We would also like to motivate other companies to give disadvantaged young people with difficult professional backgrounds a chance”, explains Ms. Budelmann who is member of JCI North Westphalia and on the executive board of JCI North Rhine-Westphalia, leading the department “Innovation and resources”.

And who knows, maybe Abdul will come back for an internship or even an apprenticeship after this trial-day.