Stefanie Kriege, apprentice from Heidelberg, named Germany’s best print media technologist



Apprentice Stefanie Kriege has been voted Germany’s best print media technologist. “I am really delighted to receive this award – it is overwhelming. I am really happy to be staying in Heidelberg after completing my training and I am excited about all the work I will be doing as a customer advisor in the company demonstration center.

  • Six apprentices from Heidelberg obtain top marks in their professions from the Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • The awards highlight the high standard and quality of vocational training in Heidelberg
  • Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Commerce and Industry launches radio and social media campaign

A total of six apprentices from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) ranked first with their final results from the Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK Rhein-Neckar). Among them was Stefanie Kriege, who achieved sensational results, scoring better in her final exams than any other regional laureate from across the country and earned the title of “Germany’s best print media technologist”. . After completing her apprenticeship, Kriege now works at the company’s Print Media Center as a customer advisor for digital technology and the Prinect workflow. In this role, she is able to make the most of the foreign language skills she acquired during the Japanese studies she undertook before moving to Heidelberg.

Five other apprentices in the trades of “digital and print media designer”, “warehouse operator”, “technical product designer”, “mechatronics engineer” and “packaging technician” were each declared first in class at Rhine-Neckar by the region Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

“We are delighted with the results obtained by our apprentices during their final exams at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry this year again. This is an impressive sign of the high quality level of vocational training in Heidelberg, an area where we have already won many accolades, including the title of best training company in the region ”, explains Marcus A. Wassenberg, CFO and Chief Human Resources Officer at Heidelberg. “I would like to especially congratulate Stefanie Kriege on becoming the best print media technologist in Germany.

Vocational training in Heidelberg embraces the digital revolution and responds to the changes sweeping the professions. This forward-looking approach through training and qualification was recently recognized in a study by STERN magazine entitled “German companies of the future” (Deutschlands Unternehmen mit Zukunft). It is these high performing young people who are the future of the company.

IHK Rhein-Neckar is working with broadcasters bigFM and bigKARRIERE to organize a radio and social media campaign in which profiles and interviews are used so that everyone can learn a little more about the top rated apprentices and training organizations themselves. The campaign runs until November 15.

Applications open for the 2022 training year
Applications are still open for training and study programs from September 2022. Academic grades are not the only deciding factor when it comes to a training location in Heidelberg. Equally important are the social skills, personality and attitude of candidates towards their career. All details about vocational training in Heidelberg and a application portal can be found on the company’s website.


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