The commercial trainees Theresa Langrieger and Jonas Meyer will take you on an exciting journey and report on the two-day trainee excursion. Theresa and Jonas will tell you in their diary where exactly the trip took them this year and which exciting things they experienced.
Bus trip to Linz and plant tour for NETZSCH trainees
The alarm clock rang at 6:30 am on this sunny Thursday morning. Even when we got up, our anticipation was enormous - finally, the time had come for the annual trainee excursion. Since we are already in our second year of training as industrial management assistants, it was also our second trainee excursion. So, unlike for the new trainees, not everything was entirely new for us. On the way to the meeting point at 8 am, we could hardly wait to hop on the bus and start with "Fredl", our bus driver. When we arrived in Waldkraiburg, we quickly stowed our luggage on the bus and made ourselves comfortable.
Three hours later, we reached our first destination, Voestalpine, in Linz, Austria. Excited about what to expect, the factory tour started by bus - you can't imagine how big the site is, truly impressive. The first highlight was the "hot giant", as the largest blast furnace at the Linz site is affectionately called. Through the showroom, we saw the blast furnace from the inside and watched a tapping of the steel live. It was an indescribable feeling to see the many tiny glowing sparks flying out of the 2200 °C hot furnace. Another highlight was the museum, where we got insights into the history and general information about the company.
Winnetou show and dinner at the Western theme park
A few hours after we arrived in Linz, we were already on our way to Pullman City, where we were to experience a few more adventures and spend the night. After arriving, we all settled into our wooden houses at the Western theme park. At 6 pm, we went to an exciting and funny Winnetou show, which no one wanted to miss. After the show, we had dinner in the saloon at 8.15 pm, where we enjoyed a delicious buffet together and experienced countless funny moments. Details will, of course, not be revealed - just like the motto, what happens in Pullman City stays in Pullman City. At the end of the first day, we all made a campfire with our trainers and let the evening draw to a close with chilled drinks.
Pullman City by day and the trip home to Waldkraiburg
After a short night, we all went to the breakfast buffet in the saloon at 8:30 am. Afterwards, we had leisure time until the guided tour through the Western village began. Next, most of us went to lunch, where the trainer of industrial mechanics, Maximilian Huber, was arrested by the sheriff in the centre of Pullman City. We still can't explain how this could have happened. Luckily, though, he was released in time for our departure. Unfortunately, at 3 pm, the time had come to travel back home to Waldkraiburg. After leaving by bus, everyone was exhausted from two eventful days. Most of us quickly closed our eyes and dreamed of a wild night at the Western theme park - so driving home went by in a blink of an eye, and the apprentice excursion 2023 drew to a close.
On behalf of all the trainees, we would like to thank the youth and trainee representatives, our trainers and the management who made this fantastic trip possible.
Theresa & Jonas