Following a three year on-site education programme encompassing a wide variety of functions of AUMA’s business, Tom excelled in his understanding of the company‘s products and their ability to support wide ranging process control applications. Having completed an additional course in CAD training to enhance his skills, Tom is now employed in the company’s after-sales and customer support department.
Tom comments on his apprenticeship:
“ I particularly enjoyed the practical side of the apprenticeship, such as stripping
down old units, fault finding and rectifying any problems. I also found on-site retrofit work
beneficial to my technical development.
“ The AUMA apprenticeship, where I gained experience in both electrical and mechanical
installation and maintenance, has given me the flexibility to take on various tasks within
the company. Completing the training has enabled me to fulfil my dream of embarking on
a career in engineering. ”
AUMA UK is part of the global AUMA organisation - specialists in the manufacture and international supply of modular electric actuators and the subsidiary‘s investment in training sits within a wider international group commitment to provide on-the-job development to engineers of the future. At AUMA’s main manufacturing campus in Muellheim, Germany the company employs an average of five apprentices each year and has a dedicated workshop to support this programme.
AUMA was established in Ostfildern-Nellingen in Germany in 1964 and in 1972, Muellheim became AUMA’s headquarters. In 1976, the UK operation was established as a limited company and became one of the Group’s first subsidiaries, along with Benelux and North America. Continued global growth for the AUMA Group has resulted in 19 subsidiaries and representation in every continent.