TRIOPTICS is awarded as TOP training company 2021


WEDEL. Especially in times of the pandemic and the advancing demographic change, TRIOPTICS GmbH from Wedel particularly excels in dual training and was awarded today, June 29, 2021, by the IHK Kiel as TOP training company.

IHK Vice President Jan-Henrik Fock emphasized the great efforts in training. “With an apprenticeship workshop, get-to-know events at the beginning of each training year and information evenings for parents, TRIOPTICS ensures successful onboarding. Inter-professional apprentice projects, training in optics, business etiquette, self and time management for all junior staff enable development beyond the pure teaching content. The mentoring program introduced by TRIOPTICS, in which apprentices from the higher apprenticeship years assist the new ones with advice and support during this important stage of their lives, is particularly commendable,” said Fock.

Managing Director Eugen Dumitrescu receives the glass trophy in front of the TRIOPTICS GmbH company building in Wedel from IHK Vice President Jan-Henrik Fock (third from left) as an award for TOP training company. Employees and trainees of the company were also present at the ceremony. (Picture: IHK/Peter Lühr)

“The company’s success does not come by chance,” continues Managing Director Eugen Dumitrescu. “We engage in long-term and sustainable personnel development and make sure that trainees and employees feel well. A 95 percent retention rate for trainees, mostly in positions they choose, shows us that we are on the right track with our HR strategy.” To really make them fit for the job market, the trainees are not only prepared in the practical work environment, but also in the company’s own training workshop for the upcoming requirements in the best possible way.

Robin Riwoldt, apprentice electronics technician for devices and systems, adds: “I really like the training at TRIOPTICS. I get an insight into many departments and processes of the company and was able to make my contribution right from the start. After my apprenticeship, I would like to stay at TRIOPTICS, do further training to become a state-certified technician and take on more responsibility.”

Wedel-based TRIOPTICS GmbH, a part of the Jenoptik Group since 2020, offers a wide-ranging product portfolio of optical measurement and manufacturing systems with the associated electronic control and automation. The company, which employs more than 350 people, trains six to eight apprentices each year in more than ten commercial and technical/industrial professions. The company, which is based and located on the Elbe River, was founded in 1991, so this year’s 30th anniversary is also a reason to celebrate.

The Kiel Chamber of Industry and Commerce awards the TOP training company title to up to six training companies each year. It is not possible to apply for the award. The honorary IHK board selects six companies from the suggestions of the training advisors with the help of quantitative and qualitative criteria. Aspects such as the quality of training, support for weaker young people, training premises and support for particularly gifted trainees are considered in the decision-making process.