The winter semester 2022 is ready to start at universities across Germany – and so is a new funding period for the “Deutschlandstipendium” initiative from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. At its headquarters in Mönchengladbach, Trützschler has been one of the sponsors for seven years.
The Deutschlandstipendium aims to give talented young people an early chance to make contacts and explore engagement opportunities with well-known companies in the region. Ideally, this will lead to long-term cooperation or permanent employment. In recent years, Trützschler has supported several students at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Mönchengladbach. This includes specialized internships or writing final theses in a wide range of disciplines – such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and data analytics.
Yifei Song is one of those talented young people. The IT student has been a permanent employee at Trützschler since graduating. “The scholarship gave me a valuable opportunity to delve deeper into the textile industry and expand my network,” she says. “I was especially grateful for the very dedicated support from my personal mentor while I was writing the thesis for my bachelor’s degree.”
Her colleague Tobias Hölters, a former scholarship holder in electrical engineering with a focus on automation technology, adds: “Thanks to the financial relief provided by the Deutschlandstipendium, I was able to concentrate fully on my studies. In addition to the individual professional support, it was also great that my supervisor shared practical tips about starting a career. It’s even nicer that I was able to begin my career directly at Trützschler after completing my master’s degree.”
“We are pleased to sponsor RWTH Aachen as well”
This year, Trützschler will support eight scholarship holders. The company also will sponsor the RWTH Aachen, alongside its support for the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Mönchengladbach. Three scholarships will be awarded at the RWTH Aachen in the fields of mechanical engineering with a focus on textile technology, or in electrical engineering.
“I would recommend this scholarship to everybody. The deep insights into the company open up a wide range of interesting topics, excellent networking opportunities and great career prospects,” says Jan Herzog, a former scholarship holder in the field of electrical engineering with a focus on automation. He is now employed as Division Manager of Electric/Electronical Production at Trützschler.
In the statement made by the Trütszchler company, the following statements were included: “Supporting young and ambitious people has been firmly anchored in our philosophy as a family-owned company for over 130 years. We look forward to all upcoming cooperations and to encouraging the success stories of our scholarship holders.