The youth project was established by KELLER AG in 2005 and gives young people the chance to gain a foothold in the apprenticeship and job market. As part of the project, eight internships are offered every year. The internships last for 12 months initially, but can be extended to 24 months.
For 60 % of their working hours, the interns work in the various production departments. The rest of the time, they attend lessons in German, Mathematics, PE, Electronics, Pressure Measurement Technology, Sensor Systems and General Studies. This gives the young people the opportunity to develop not just their manual skills but also their social competence.
Participants are supported in establishing an efficient approach to work, built on the pillars of reliability, perseverance, enthusiasm, resilience and responsibility. Since the youth project began, 80 % on average of the young people involved go on to find an apprenticeship or further work and study placement.