Miskolc – At the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Informatics and the Faculty of Economics at the University of Miskolc, the Bosch Award was presented to students with outstanding academic achievement and practical experience. This is a recognition of the university donated by a single company, which is more than ten years old and has a cash prize, and the awardees have the opportunity to participate in a job interview at Robert Bosch Power Tool Kft. The recognition is granted to graduate students who have excelled in their studies and who have carried out research activities or other public, social and community work.
This year Robert Bosch Power Tool Kft., which celebrates its twenty years of producing power tools and batteries this year, and the University of Miskolc have been working together for more than ten years, and the company mainly helps students gain practical experience. It maintains an internship program, participates in higher dual education, and operates joint training and a faculty with the university. "It is important for us that Bosch's power tools plant in Miskolc provides an opportunity for university students to gain marketable practical knowledge and work experience during their higher education, thus supporting the start of their career. We hope that some of the most talented professionals in the region will be among them, and many will be committed to Bosch in the long term. The success of the cooperation is reflected by the fact that almost 90 percent of our employees, who have been hired from interns this year, are graduates of the University of Miskolc” – said László Fükő, Plant manager of Robert Bosch Power Tool Kft.
In-depth theoretical training and practical experience for competitive knowledge
In its internship program, the power tools plant flexibly provides the opportunity for university students to gain practical knowledge and work experience in the plant in addition to their studies, thus start their professional career at a workplace that is shaping the future. The program also helps the company with employee succession, the aim being that interns move to full-time positions after graduation. The University of Miskolc is a good partner in the program, emphasizing that trainees can reconcile their studies with work.
Students of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Informatics and the Faculty of Economics are the main applicants for the internship program, and the most popular positions are production support engineer, development engineer, quality assurance engineer, HR, purchasing, logistics and controlling positions. Currently, more than 200 people are participating in the program, most of them are university students. They can work 20–40 hours a week, with full flexibility and can even change their working hours on a monthly basis. They usually help one or two full-time employees in their field of expertise. For their work, they receive a monthly salary and a SZÉP card allowance calculated on the basis of hours, and the graduates also receive a bonus.
Together they train the professionals of the future
The cooperation between the power tools plant and the university is also strengthened by the higher dual education program, in which students can expand their theoretical knowledge in company conditions from the first semester, with the help of Bosch's experienced mentors. The plant and the institution also launched a joint training in 2021, and the logistics packaging development training and specialist engineering training meet the most up-to-date requirements, taking into account market needs. The Robert Bosch Faculty of Mechatronics, founded in 2004, also operates at the university.
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Bosch has been present in Hungary since 1898 with its products. After its re-establishment as a regional trading company in 1991, Bosch has grown into one of Hungary’s largest foreign industrial employers with currently nine subsidiaries. In fiscal 2020 it had total net sales of 1,497 billion forints and consolidated sales to third parties on the Hungarian market of 238 billion forints. The Bosch Group in Hungary employs more than 15,500 associates (as of December 31, 2020). In addition to its manufacturing, commercial and development business, Bosch has a network of sales and service operations that covers the entire country.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 395,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). The company generated sales of 71.5 billion euros in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 129 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 34,000 are software engineers.
The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-four percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The remaining shares are held by Robert Bosch GmbH and by a corporation owned by the Bosch family. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust.