As a traditional, family-managed company, Eickhoff has always greatly valued every single employee. We trust in the abilities of our people and give them responsibility. This policy gives ambitious, young, talented people at Eickhoff the chance to show their potential and prove themselves in various projects. Our hierarchical structures are flat and therefore provide the ideal opportunity for development and advancement. The best proof is the fact that most of our executives began their careers at Eickhoff.
Eickhoff also enjoys a good reputation at universities that train engineers. In order to cement this reputation and recruit new, promising, talented staff, the company founded the Eickhoff Prize at the Ruhr Universität Bochum, which is presented on an annual basis for outstanding promotions in the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering.
We also invest in up-and-coming talent in the fields of production and assembly and offer training in a wide variety of trades from mechatronics technician to technical model constructors for foundries and cutting machine operators for milling and turning technology. We do this in a state-of-the-art training workshop and multi-media facilities for workshop training as well as in separate laboratories for pneumatics, CNC engineering and SPS programming. Our facilities cover a total of 800 square metres, exclusively dedicated to technical training. Eickhoff is well known, throughout the region and beyond, for the high standard of its qualified training.
We also cater for the well-being of our staff. In-house health programs as well as our own company doctor are just as much a part of what we offer our employees as a varied diet in the company canteen. The result is a satisfied, highly motivated team of employees who we expect a lot from but who are also fostered and encouraged. These factors all go towards explaining why the majority of staff work for Eickhoff for very long periods. In many cases the employer even stays in the family and it is not at all unusual that families remain with Eickhoff over several generations.