A total of six courses were open for applications, which meant three times the number of applications. The three-year training programme will give students the opportunity to learn about the latest technology at BMW from September, as well as career opportunities.

“The first hundred students started their dual training at the BMW Group Factory Debrecen training centre last autumn. András Oláh was among the first to be accepted. He comes from Hajdúböszörmény and has no intention of going abroad. 

“I’ll be commuting as long as I can, I’m from 10 kilometres away, but I’ve heard about the Főnix Housing Programme and I’d like to make even more use of it, because it takes a burden off our shoulders if I can move to Debrecen, and they help me with that,” he said.

Regina Lakatos applied from Mechwart this year. She said it wasn’t easy to get in, but it’s a huge opportunity for her  to be part of BMW’s training program. “My goal for the future is basically to stay here, at this company, and in the coming years to learn the profession as thoroughly as possible,” she said.

“If we do not believe in young people, we will not believe in the future. The company believes it is important to show students the career opportunities it offers. For us, the training programme is very important because if you look at our companies internationally, we see that one in four to five of our employees come from a similar training programme,”  President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing Hungary Ltd. Hans-Peter Kemser said.

Chancellor of the Debrecen Vocational Training Centre Zsolt Tirpák emphasised that a new era in vocational education has begun. “Today, in the place of realised dreams, in Debrecen, there are great opportunities and BMW is an outstanding opportunity, where your dreams can come true and the dream of the vocational training centre will also come true, because it makes sense to train, “ he told the students.

According to László Papp, Mayor of Debrecen, Debrecen is a great place to study, work and live because the city offers young people unparalleled opportunities. “BMW is an important building block for Debrecen, the factory here is a harbinger of a new era, so the world will be watching our city in the coming years. Being part of this is both a great opportunity and a great responsibility”, he said.

Three hundred students applied for the dual vocational training programme of BMW Group Plant Debrecen this year. The one hundred students who have now been accepted can now start training in six courses instead of four last year.

Source: debrecen.hu

Author: Debrecen4U