The decision for an employer is not an easy one, because often the multitude of career options almost resembles a "jungle". True to this image, the IT and automation company IGZ invited to an "expedition" and opened its doors to potential applicants of all ages and career levels with the "expedITion@IGZ". Around 300 visitors accepted the invitation and experienced an interesting and varied program in Falkenberg and Erbendorf.
The company, which is known beyond the borders of the region, now invited to the first "expedITion@IGZ" in mid-November. IGZ rolled out the "red carpet" for interested visitors and potential applicants in Falkenberg and Erbendorf. IGZ managing director Johann Zrenner and his daughter Katharina Zrenner as well as managing director Alfred Meyer were also actively involved in the event. Katharina Zrenner emphasized, "We deliberately wanted to address not only potential apprentices, but also experienced professionals, interns and trainees with technical or commercial focuses." Almost 140 interested applicants and a total of around 300 guests accepted the invitation. These formed a queue in front of the Falkenberg main entrance even before the start. Many of them had only seen the company buildings from the outside and were therefore eager to see them "from the inside" and to get to know the working atmosphere and fields of work.
Great interest of the applicants
The wait was worth it, because inside, several stations awaited the visitors. In a relaxed atmosphere, people were able to find out what careers are offered and find out for themselves whether they could imagine a career in the software and automation environment. As HR manager Lisa Pössinger says: "Many people used the day to ask questions about the tasks of a software developer or project manager, for example, or to find out about career opportunities in general, or - which of course made us particularly happy - to submit their application documents directly."
There was correspondingly great interest in the IGZacademy, the reports on the experiences of current apprentices and trainees, and the company tour of the premises. Interested visitors were supported with an application portfolio check by IGZ personnel advisors and a professional application photo shoot. IGZ has now been operating successfully on the market for 22 years and digitally maps the entire supply chain in SAP standard software for its customers. The fact that more than 500 permanent employees are also employed at the two sites in Falkenberg and Erbendorf was among the information that the visitors learned.
Interesting stations at the sites
IGZ employees presented their projects for well-known customers such as Conrad Electronic, uvex or HILTI and demonstrated self-programmed industrial robots. The HOHPE company's team of trainers held tours of the modern, in-house employee fitness studio in Falkenberg.
The shuttle service continued to the site in Erbendorf, where the focus was on job profiles in the field of automation. Here, PLC programming, control cabinet construction, tools for virtual commissioning of a warehouse as well as mechanical components could be experienced live. At each station, points could be collected to win prizes such as an Apple Watch. In addition to the career topics and the technical input, the physical well-being was not neglected: The IGZ company restaurant and the food truck in Erbendorf served delicious finger food, a full menu, wraps and the IGZ barista served various coffee specialties, thus rounding off the day.
Managing Director Johann Zrenner drew a thoroughly positive conclusion: "We are very satisfied with the response and hope to have made the diverse fields of activity, the associated career paths and benefits 'palatable' to visitors interested in IGZ jobs. Despite the current market situation, our order books are more than full and we plan to continue to grow strongly. We look forward to receiving many applications."
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