BUTTING welcomed a large number of new trainees, 31 young apprentices into the company at the end of July. A total of 104 trainees completing their apprenticeships in Knesebeck in nine different professions have been given the opportunity to equip themselves for their later professional careers. Training for the new apprentices started on 31 July 2010 with a welcome event, to which family members were also warmly invited. There then followed an introduction to the company by President Hermann Butting and a tour of the premises. Traditionally, the “Team Week” for trainees takes place in the first week, during which they are given the opportunity to get to know one another and to familiarise themselves with the company’s values. A final excursion together to Papenburg, where all apprentices will visit the shipyard Meyer-Werft, will highlight the beginning of a new stage in their lives before a get-together at a nearby campsite jovially rings out the introductory phase. In addition to the requirements of the training curriculum, BUTTING places particular emphasis on giving its apprentices the best possible preparation for their later professional careers. This may be through the aforementioned “Team Week”, in-house training on the job or cooperation projects with schools from the district.