Still more applications
Only in 2010 the Dr. Walser Dental, manufacturer of the Walser dental matrices, received 40% more applications as one year before. The number of the applicants who have already abandoned a training, however increased to 45 terminators since 2008. After checking all applications and extensive evaluations one pupil could be taken on after a successful traineeship for the apprenticeship as a production mechanic, a position as an apprentice remained unoccupied.
As a welcome present the managing director of the Dr. Walser Dental, which is very successful with their dental matrix system, presented the apprentice from Radolfzell, Mr Yavuz Demir, the top 100 book, excellent enterprises from the small and medium-sized businesses, in which the Dr. Walser Dental GmbH is listed.
One applicant received already now indentures to the clerk for office communications for 2011 although she goes through the school-leaving qualification only next year. She has applied already early for a traineeship at Dr. Walser Dental and proved herself in a 3-week traineeship. A still open position as an apprentice to the clerk for office communications could not be occupied for this year.
Even though more than 100 applications came in and thus clear more than in the previous years, the choice was difficult. Many applicants applied far too late, some by the end of September, first. Many have already long sought in vain for an apprenticeship. Not a few had already uncompleted a training in another company, usually for no comprehensible reasons. In turn others couldn't show up with a traineeship, they simply didn't care about it, they didn't feel like it or had no time like they said by themselves. But traineeship certificates and testimonials of schools or previous degrees were also missing. The grades of the applicants were not convincing either this year.
So it seems that it is difficult today to graduate with the mark B at least in German in the school leaving certificate, if marks are already hardly better than between C and E in all other subjects. And this although practised dictations are written meanwhile at some secondary schools, so that some pupils still reach a corresponding note at all. Not to mention the English marks. Really too bad, where English is so important today anyway. ForDr. Walser DentalEnglish is inevitable since the enterprise delivers his products in more than 80 countries.
Approx. 90% of all applications contained misspellings. Up to 20 misspellings could be found already in the simple cover letter. So very simple words were written wrongly or were missing. "An admission of incapacity ", so Gerhard Daiger, "where everybody knows that today an application should be written without faults; particularly since the cover letter can be read and corrected by parents or friends."
Daiger is convinced that qualified experts are an essential prerequisite to guarantee the customers services and products in high quality. Therefore he furthermore would like to give a chance to young people who show motivation and engagement.