Containers for jam, cosmetics and beer

Updated training for vessel and equipment constructor

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Whether for jam, beer or cosmetics, different vessels, equipment and pipework are required for products made in the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics industries, as well as in brewing, distilling and in shipbuilding. These are produced by vessel and equipment constructors. On behalf of the Federal Government, and together with social partners and experts from company practice, the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) has now brought the skilled trade’s three-and-a-half-year vocational education and training up to date. The new training regulation enters into force on 1 August 2018.

The main reasons for the update were the changed company-based work and business processes as well as modern materials, machine systems and production techniques, in light of the advancing digitalisation. Greater priority is also given to the area of “customer focus” and the existing examination structure has been replaced by the extended journeyman examination.

Vessel and equipment constructors work in the metalworking and engineering sectors. In 2016, a total of 192 trainees were learning the profession, and 57 new training contracts were concluded in 2017. The employment prospects are excellent. Following the journeyman examination, it is possible to take a further qualification as a master craftsman in vessel and equipment construction or as a state-certified technician in relevant specialisms.

Vessel and equipment constructors work in the metalworking and engineering sectors. In 2016, a total of 192 trainees were learning the profession, and 57 new training contracts were concluded in 2017. The employment prospects are excellent. Following the journeyman examination, it is possible to take a further qualification as a master craftsman in vessel and equipment construction or as a state-certified technician in relevant specialisms.

Point of contact: Axel Kaufmann; Email: kaufmann@bibb.de

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