Committed, motivated and extraordinary. Institute receives the Max Planck Society’s trainee award

October 27, 2014

Seven to eight trainees coached by five trainers – such a quota would have probably convinced every doubter. But there was not any doubt about this year’s selection of the three best training posts of the Max Planck Society.
For its “impressive” achievements - considering a rather small institutional administration and an outstanding commitment to train young skilled labor – the MPI for European Legal History receives the society’s trainee award already the second time.

In the departments of administration, the library and IT, the MPI has been employing apprentices for many years. The trainee program started in the administration in 1983. The apprentices pass through a training at the work place while attending trade school. After two and a half to three years a final examination has to be taken to finally be qualified as clerk, media and information service specialist or IT specialist. In addition to that, the trainees in the institute’s department of administration profit from the Frankfurt Apprentice Association (Frankfurter Ausbildungsring), an association of several regional authorities and enterprises supporting each other in training young skilled labor and the only of its kind in Germany.

As a member of the selection committee informed, the consequent continuity of the institute’s dedication towards the training of young people was a key factor for nominating it as one of the three awardees.
In a small ceremony a certificate and a prize money was handed over. The money will be used for the purchase of premium office chairs for the trainees.

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