The Brueder Schlau Group, with its successful Hammer and Schlau brands, is proud to be named BEST PLACE TO LEARN®. This seal of excellence was developed by AUBI-plus Ltd and is a promise of outstanding company-based training. It is awarded to companies that, in the course of a comprehensive survey, demonstrate quality criteria for providing excellent training to young people. This award, which has now been presented to the Brueder Schlau Group for the second time since 2018, is the reward for the ongoing work of the HR training team to create the best conditions for excellent training.

“We are very proud to have satisfied the criteria and be able to receive the award once again. However, we will certainly not rest on our laurels,” says Annika Brinkmann, member of the staff training team, and describes the successful training program: “With us, apprentices get to know a variety of departments and are quickly integrated into the processes there being fully involved in the day-to-day operations.” Our aim is to prepare the trainees for being taken on by the company and to find the right department for everyone involved.

Companies are also rewarded by AUBI-plus Ltd – as can be seen from the evaluation. “The modified parameters for in-company training due to the pandemic has presented companies with special challenges. Despite the complex framework conditions, the corporate group was able to reaffirm its strong results from the initial certification in 2018. It impressed with its measures for the integration of new trainees and practical vocational learning,” says AUBI plus Managing Director Niels Köstring.

According to the BEST PLACE TO LEARN® quality scheme, good training companies are characterised, for example, by the fact that they have professional recruiting and qualified instructors/training officers who organise vocational learning according to central teaching principles. In order to measure and evaluate the quality of training, the assessments of instructors, second and third year trainees and former trainees were obtained via an anonymous survey.