Aerial view of ArcelorMittal Eisenhüttenstadt GmbH.
With the social media campaign #SteelWeek, ArcelorMittal is bringing the topic of training to the fore. The company, which has a total of 34 sites in Germany, four large production plants in Bremen, Duisburg, Eisenhüttenstadt and Hamburg, and 9100 employees, provides training in both the industrial-technical and commercial areas.
Campaign for more attention
On the one hand, the #SteelWeek campaign aims to raise awareness of an apprenticeship in the steel industry/at ArcelorMittal and, on the other hand, to highlight the value of an apprenticeship. The steel industry offers great professional diversity, with numerous opportunities to find the right job depending on interests and skills, to gain practical experience and to orient oneself. Apprenticeships are not a one-way street; many employees have gone on to further training following their apprenticeship and - in some cases within the Group - have embarked on a remarkable career. Nikolai Klein started as an industrial clerk at ArcelorMittal Bremen and is now Line Manager of Human Resources Management.
"Especially on the way to sustainable steel production, we offer diverse positions that we develop together. This is a great opportunity for young people to get involved, learn and drive the company forward."
Different entry levels and opportunities
Career changers also have good prospects at ArcelorMittel. Tammo Frerk Haarhuis is a trained drywall fitter with a bachelor's degree in social work. He is currently training to become a process technologist at ArcelorMittal Hamburg.
"Steel is a material that is always needed, so I find my job very fulfilling," he explains.
Deniz Arabaci has made a name for herself as the first shift foreman at the coke plant in Bottrop. After graduating from high school and training as a chemical technician, the young mother completed her industrial foreman's certificate in chemistry - she was supported by the company in her further training during the three-shift operation. Studying or continuing your education alongside your job - the opportunities are many and varied.
Attractive remuneration, a secure job, professional diversity, individual development opportunities (also internationally) and, above all, an exciting environment round off the benefits. Above all, being involved in the transformation toward climate-neutral steel production and making one's contribution to sustainability is a driving force for many.
"I can help advance important goals, for example when it comes to the production of green steel or other sustainability projects," says Thorben Bahr, former apprentice and now foreman in the "Refractories" department at ArcelorMittal's Hamburg steel mill an important motivation for his job.