Training at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
The Institute has provided training for clerical staff since 1983. Other training opportunities have been offered in the Library since 2002 and in IT since 2008. Each year we employ a total of three to four persons to train as clerical officers, media and information service specialists and IT specialists.
The clerical training program also incorporates in-service training under the auspices of the training organization Frankfurter Ausbildungsring (FAR) www.youcation.de .
Our Administration department has in the past offered training in various occupations including office assistants, office communications, administrators and clerical officers. However the most popular option has proven to be the clerical officer training which we have been offering with consistent success for many years.
The training is led by Frau C. Schurzmann, Frau S. Penczynski, Frau A. Zimmermann, all of whom are recognized by the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce and Industry. However all of our administrative, library, IT and secretarial staff and general service employees also participate in the training provided.
Ms. Schurzmann, head of administration, and Ms. Penczynski, personell manager, are members of the examination boards of the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Ms. Schurzmann has been the head of her examinations board for many years now. The former head of administration, Mr. Gräber, was head of clerical training for commercial apprenticeships for the Max Planck Society from 1999 until 2002. In june 2010, Ms. Penczynski was elected vice of clerical training for commercial apprenticeships for the Max Planck Society. The Max Planck Institute for European Legal History has on many occasions won praise and awards for the quality of its training. In 1998 the Institute won a Training Oscar (sponsored by the Junge Deutsche Wirtschaft initiative) for exemplary achievement in the Chamber of Commerce member companies category. In 2007 we received an award from Max Planck Society for outstanding training.
The Library provides training for a career as a media and information service specialist with an emphasis on library services. In addition to the chief librarian, Frau Dr. Amedick and the recognized trainer Frau M. Müller, all of the Library staff and some administrative employees also participate in the training provided.
The IT department provides training for IT specialists in systems integration. Herr Dr. V. Novak is recognized as a trainer by the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce and Industry.