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Seven new apprentices at 1zu1 Prototypes

Dornbirn, September 16, 2011 – Seven new apprentices began their training at 1zu1 Prototypes in Dornbirn this fall. In total, 22 of the company’s 106 employees are now apprentices – over 20 percent.

Seven new apprentices at 1zu1 Prototypes

Proportion of apprentices rises to over 20 percent
Dornbirn, September 16, 2011 – Seven new apprentices began their training at 1zu1 Prototypes in Dornbirn this fall. In total, 22 of the company’s 106 employees are now apprentices – over 20 percent.

The Dornbirn-based company 1zu1 Prototypes has written its own success story in recent years. Over the past five years its workforce has doubled in size – 25 new employees were hired last year alone. “Our growth is currently limited primarily by a lack of skilled workers,” says Managing Director Wolfgang Humml. There are, he says, career opportunities for craftspeople from a wide variety of professions: “We employ skilled machining technicians, carpenters, car mechanics, machine fitters and plastics technicians who want to take on the challenge of building prototypes.” Internally, 1zu1 Prototypes has been doing everything possible to counteract the lack of skilled workers for many years. In the fall alone, four apprentices started their training as plastics technicians and three more will be trained as machining technicians. Managing director Humml, who is also the company's HR director, is particularly pleased that there is a young woman among the apprentices: “Unfortunately, women are still far too rarely interested in technical professions.”