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Karl Knauer nominated for vocational training company of the year

Redaktion PSI Journal

Published on 21.08.2023

In these times when it is becoming increasingly more difficult for companies to get young people interested in vocational training, the packaging specialist Karl Knauer can look forward to additional support for selecting candidates. The packaging company from Biberach was nominated as ‘Vocational Training Company of the Year’ at the German Print & Media Awards in 2023.

On average, 20 trainees and students start their careers every year at Karl Knauer, located in the Southern German city of Biberach. The job profiles for which they are trained are just as varied as the personalities of the young men and women. For example, Karl Knauer has announced it is looking for ten technical apprentices, three commercial apprentices and three university students participating in dual work/study programs for 2024. ‘We would like to convey more than purely technical knowledge to the people who start their career at our company’, remarks Marco Manna, Head of HR at Karl Knauer, while describing the family-run business’s aspirations for its training programs. ‘It is about giving them everything they need to put their lives on solid footing.’ 

Numerous advanced training opportunities

This is why apprentices at Karl Knauer receive a structured and individual plan for visiting all the departments in the company and are assigned a mentor during orientation week. They are also offered numerous opportunities for continuing professional development, seminars and training courses and are supported with health services. In the trainees’ sustainability projects, which are entirely in the hands of the young junior staff, a special focus is placed on independence and acting responsibly. All of these measures pay off for both sides. Nearly everyone who finishes their vocational training at Karl Knauer is offered a permanent employment contract and starts their promising career with us. For example, we currently have former apprentices working in the die-cutting, adhesion or accounting departments. More information about the company at:

Photo: The ‘Team of the Future’ at Karl Knauer, a company with a long-standing tradition, which is celebrating its 85th anniversary. © Karl Knauer KG