Training at MMC Studios: Takeover guarantor for NRW's media makers of tomorrow

MMC Studios, Germany's leading studios for film & TV, offers no less than 8 apprenticeships in 2015 and is a guarantee for successful apprentices to be taken on.

There are also other ways for talented young people to enter the media world at MMC in Cologne. MMC's cooperation with universities of cooperative education and the offer of dual bachelor's degree programs enable future media professionals to gain valuable practical experience at MMC.

Training at MMC as a guarantee for a job

With apprenticeships in the technical and commercial area the MMC Studios offer a Variety of options for initial vocational qualification. The company is able to offer a total of 8 different trainings and to provide technical, didactic and organizational support. In the technical area, these include training as a media designer for image and sound, an IT systems electronics technician, an event technology specialist, and a warehouse logistics specialist.

On the commercial side, MMC regularly trains audiovisual media clerks. In this job profile, the trainee passes through all departments involved in the value creation process in the media from a commercial point of view. Event clerks, marketing communication clerks and office management clerks can also be qualified at MMC.

A large number of young people have already completed their varied and challenging apprenticeships at MMC Studios. A successful apprenticeship at MMC is a guarantee for being taken on by the company - and so former MMC trainees can now be found at all levels of the media industry.

Also in the current year, the prospective Media designer image & soundwho were specially prepared for the high-tech side of the TV business at MMC Studios, after successfully completing their training before the Chamber of Industry and Commerce as technicians by MMC Accepted. For the new apprentice cohort the MMC launches the training in the August 2015.

In addition to the thorough professional and personal Supervision by the trainers, the trainees of MMC are offered recently mentors who have successfully completed their apprenticeship in the company. Through these Increased personal support become Training content and Production know-how still conveyed in a more direct and practical manner.

By allowing MMC Studios highly specialized training courses trainees but also provides them with intensive support, this ensures that the company will continue to be able to offer its trainees qualified trainees is available.

"A company is only successful if it attracts, promotes and retains the right talent," says Axel Bormer, Head of Human Resources at MMC Studios. "That's why training and continuing education are very important to us. The Chairman of the Works Council Bernd Böcker adds: "TV shows, series, feature films, web video, eSports, corporate events - At MMC, we realize a wide variety of projects. That's why the trainees can learn a lot during their training period under the guidance of experienced colleagues who have been proving their know-how for decades. Those who are committed will have a very good foundation afterwards."

New paths to the dream job
NRW is one of the leading media locations in Europe and the most important location for the qualification of specialists and executives for the industry. As one of the essential training companies for audiovisual media in NRW, MMC continues to expand its strong commitment. Compared to 2013, the Number of junior employees, which are qualified today at MMC, more than doubled.

"We also go new training pathsin order to enable even more young people to enter their dream job," explains Axel Bormer. "One example of this is our collaborations with various Universities of Cooperative Education. In the process, we impart important knowledge under real conditions so that we can also train junior staff in this way and open up career opportunities."

In cooperation with institutes such as the Macromedia Academy in Cologne and bm - Gesellschaft für Bildung in Medienberufen (Society for Education in Media Professions), MMC supports various training programs with the help of training-related interim internships.

Opportunity for Bachelor students
At MMC, students from universities with dual degree programs have the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience in the company and the option to extend their Bachelor thesis with practical production topics at MMC.

The Students gain an intensive insight into the areas of controlling, accounting, project management, human resources, sales, marketing and TV production. In all the departments involved, they learn about the specific work content and thus acquire comprehensive knowledge of a complex media operation. This year, students from the Cologne universities HMKW and FOM will be trained in this way at the MMC Studios.

"MMC Studios invests in media training and promotes young talent in various ways - in its own interest and in the interest of our customers. Only comprehensive know-how enables production services at the highest level, which distinguishes MMC as Germany's leading studio company," says Philip Borbély, Managing Director of MMC Studios. "In the future, too, the best and most creative media makers of tomorrow will find an excellent start with us. Castings for the current training season are underway...".

About MMC Studios Köln GmbH:
With the Coloneum in Cologne, the privately managed MMC has one of the largest and most modern studio landscapes in Europe. MMC Studios are the hot spot for moving image productions in NRW. With its excellent studio infrastructure, state-of-the-art production technology, highly efficient post-production facilities, excellent set construction and experienced staff, MMC Studios Köln GmbH is the leading service provider for entertainment shows, daily soaps and series in Germany. In addition, feature films with national and international stars as well as a wide variety of corporate events are produced at MMC Studios. Web video formats are developed and produced in the company's own creative space. eSports and gaming events also find ideal production conditions at MMC. A total of 118 people were employed at MMC at the end of 2014. The average age was 43 years. The average length of service was 15.8 years at the end of the year.

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Photo: Training at MMC Studios: a guarantee of employment for NRW's media makers of tomorrow. © MMC Studios / Rico Hartig

Back row (l.t.r.): Michaela Heidrich (Human Resources Manager/Trainer MMC Studios), Laura Kösling (Internship Event Manager/bm), Axel Bormer (Human Resources Manager/Trainer MMC Studios), Melanie Flätgen (Part-time study Business Psychology/FOM), Frank Meffert (Head of Technical Services / Deputy Chairman of the Works Council), Denisa Pfaff (Dual study Media and Event Management/bm & HMKW), Laura Lehnet (Apprentice Media Designer Image & Sound/bm), Loraine Wulle (Apprentice Media and Event Management/bm & HMKW). Works Council Chairman), Denisa Pfaff (dual study Media and Event Management/bm & HMKW), Laura Lehnet (Trainee Media Designer Image & Sound), Loraine Wulle (Trainee Media Designer Image & Sound), Lukas Giesendorf (Internship Media Designer Image & Sound/Macromedia), Philip Borbély (Managing Director MMC Studios).

Front row (l.t.r.): Daniel Hessling (apprentice AV media salesman), Pascal Kühl (internship media designer image & sound/Macromedia), Florian Bachhausen (apprentice media designer image & sound), André Grimm (internship media designer image & sound/Macromedia), Maximilian Groll (dual study media and event management/bm & HMKW).