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H.C. Starck Tungsten takes on apprentices from PPM

Goslar, October 14, 2020 – H.C. Starck Tungsten GmbH, a subsidiary of the Hanoi-based Vietnamese consortium Masan High-Tech Materials, has taken on four apprentices from the insolvent company PPM Pure Metals in Langelsheim. They have worked for the tungsten specialists since October 1 and will complete their training there as chemical technicians in a year and a half. Barbara Hölter, the HR director at H.C. Starck Tungsten, says: “When PPM’s insolvency became apparent, we thought about how we, as the largest employer in the region, could make sure the young people were able to continue their training. Although nominally speaking we didn’t have nearly enough capacity, we invited all four to interview. The interviews went so well that we quickly created the necessary apprenticeships. By September 1 the six newcomers had begun the first year of their apprenticeship. In addition to four chemical technicians, the group includes two industrial mechanics, our first in quite some time.