Once a year, the secondary modern school Realschule Schwabach hosts a company presentation event. Renowned Schwabach companies such as Memmert are involved, but also the city council, hospital and kindergarten show students what products or services they offer and what apprenticeships and internships are available for them to apply for.
Then, things are getting serious. With the guidance of their teachers, students in the 8th grade write professional applications for the special work experience programme, initiated by the Association of Friends and Supporters of the Realschule Schwabach. Memmert then selects three of them for a trial internship in the administration, electrical engineering and construction departments. If they want to, students can of course gain insight into other departments as well. The work experience programme of at least four weeks, takes place only during school holidays. Sandra Meßthaler, in charge of the work experience scheme at Memmert, is full of praise for the participants so far: “All of the students applied for an internship voluntarily and are full of enthusiasm, highly motivated and focused.” The great dedication shown by these young people is appropriately rewarded, of course. In a festive closing event, they receive a certificate confirming their participation, which of course makes a good impression when applying for a job in the future.