More than just great: Tobias Ilg
Training graduate with outstanding performance
Tobias Ilg knows exactly what he wants. “You have to do what you’re passionate about”, says the young man who follows his path resolutely. This determination has already brought the 20-year-old a long way. He wasn’t only declared the best industrial mechanic of his year in Baden-Wuerttemberg, he was also the most successful commercial–technical apprentice in all of Eastern Wuerttemberg. This year 1,014 young men and women completed their examination at the Eastern Wuerttemberg Chamber of Commerce for 66 commercial apprenticeship occupations. At the very top: Tobias Ilg with an outstanding 99 of 100 points and a perfect grade in his graduation certificate.
Grown up with ponies
“He is someone who works very quickly and precisely”, says Uwe Heßler, Head of Training and Further Education at MAPAL, of his former apprentice, whom he is very proud of. Tobias is very easy-going in conversation. He answers questions directly and precisely. Without needing to think long, his responses seem to bubble out of him.
Tobias comes from the town of Neuler in the quaint Kocher Valley. He grew up with four Shetland ponies, who were part of the family; taking care of them was a great joy to him. Machines and gadgets were used to make hay, harvest and do other work for the ‘Shetties’. Whether tractor, tedder or carriage – there was always something to fix, and Tobias would look over his father Thomas’s shoulder or help where he could. It was a formative experience. “I was seized by a passion for technology back then”, says the young man, who went to school in Abtsgmünd. And so as a teenager, he decided that he wanted to do his A-level and study machine engineering. But first, he wanted to complete an apprenticeship, because he ‘wanted to learn everything from scratch’.
"An internship is a great thing"
Less time and big plans for the future
Sabine Raab Corporate Communications Sabine.Raab@mapal.com Phone: +49 7361 585 3475