We are delighted to welcome six young men who are starting their careers with us this year. In total, we currently supervise 16 apprentices who are introduced into our company and the respective departments by our friendly and competent trainers.
We are honoured to have been nominated again for the "Großer Preis des Mittelstandes" (Grand Prix of medium-sized companies) in 2019. Together with 757 other companies from the 5,399 nominated in the first round, we have reached the jury list, the second stage of the competition, once again. The certificate was recently presented to us by a representative of the BVMW (Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft e. V., German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses).
We made it: Our photovoltaic system broke the million-kWh-mark! Since 2010, our photovoltaic system has been producing electricity for our company and today has reached one million kWh produced. This saved an astonishing 600 tons of CO2!
We participate once again! On 28 March, the annual Girls' & Boys' Day will take place throughout Germany. On this day, pupils have the opportunity to get a taste of apprenticed professions or courses of study. The day aims at overcoming gender stereotypes: Girls can get to know fields of work that are unjustly described as "typical male occupations", while boys can try their hand at supposedly "typical female professions".
For the second time, the business magazine FOCUS-BUSINESS, in cooperation with the employer evaluation platform kununu, has awarded German SMEs the title of Top Employer of the Year. On kununu.com, Hunold+Knoop is rated predominantly with "very good" and receives an average score of 4.13 stars. Of the trainees, as many as 100 % say that they like the training at H+K "very much".
This year, many young talents successfully completed their vocational training at Hunold + Knoop again. One of them was able to distinguish himself by his outstanding achievements: Johannes Florian was honoured by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) one of the best trainees in his profession as a process mechanic specializing in plastics and rubber technology.