Apprentices making up 10% of Inwatec
At the moment 5 out of 50 #laundrynerds make up young talents that have chosen to take their education in cooperation with Inwatec. Two of them just started their ‘eux’ education in August this year. Meet Magnus Aatofte Rasmussen & Aksel Mads Madsen!
Within the Danish education system, the ‘eux’ education allows students to combine a general upper secondary education and vocational training, giving them direct access to higher education in a wide range of programs. Magnus and Aksel take turns in learning theoretical knowledge at the Syddansk Erhvervsskole in Odense and gaining practical skills at Inwatec the latter being the major part of their main courses of study. Compared to other educational paths the ‘eux’ training lasts for up to five years.
While Magnus is working towards becoming an Automation Technician within the next four years, spending most of his time on the machines in our workshop, you will find Aksel mostly in front of his computer. In five years’ time, he can call himself Data Technician with a specialization in programming.
Magnus and Aksel both are 18 years old and just at the start of their professional careers. Thanks to Odense Robotics bringing together future employees and companies within the robotics cluster we found Aksel, who uploaded his CV because he was looking for a supporting company to go with for his education. And it turned out that he brings the right skills and interests for an apprenticeship at Inwatec.
Only a few months into his education he is currently working on the user interface for our sorting machines as well as on the image processing within the field of machine learning.
“Out of the things I’ve seen so far, machine learning has been very exciting. In general, creating software that works with industrial machines is interesting, since I’ve never tried it before”, Aksel tells.
Magnus enjoys a lot of different activities in his spare time and when you meet him in the workshop, singing along Toto’s song “Africa”, it seems as if he has been part of Inwatec for more than a few months.
Within different teams, he is not just doing gymnastics himself but is also training kids in doing gymnastics three times a week.
When he feels like creating music he either plays the Marimba by himself or hits the drums with the band he is part of. On the more technical side, he works on audio projects or builds up workshops to then restore an old tractor.
During school, Magnus built electrical panels and repaired machinery amongst other tasks at Kjærgaard for some hours a week for four years. The experience he gained at that time he can now make use of when building and assembling Inwatec machines. Now gaining experience in the second company he is working at, he jokes: “I think the amount of cake is almost the same.”
Within the first part of his education, he will learn more about our machines, the assemblage, and electrical installations. Later on, he will also create electrical drawings and learn some programming.
After his first weeks at Inwatec he reports:
“I love it. It’s exciting to be part of a firm that evolves so much, so quickly. Everybody is very nice to me and wants to get to know me better. People are happy, smile and joke. If I wonder about things I can ask and everybody takes their time to help me understand, whatever it is.”
In addition, Magnus is fascinated by how fast Inwatec’s machinery evolves and is looking forward to becoming a bigger part of not just assembling but also developing our systems.
Both Magnus and Aksel will stay with us for the next few years and we are very much looking forward to seeing both of them developing – not just our machines and automation software, but also their professional careers.
Welcome Aksel, welcome Magnus – it is our pleasure to have you amongst us!