TRAINING AND FURTHER TRAINING
SEIZING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

A good education is an important step towards your professional future. Training at one of our companies on site will ensure that your career gets off to a good start. Take advantage of the promising opportunities for your personal advancement. The companies at the Chemiepark Knapsack also profit from well trained and motivated newcomers. This is why they invest continuously in vocational training and further training.

TRAINING

About three hundred young people receive training here in specialized chemical professions as well as industrial, technical and commercial occupations. As focused, committed school-leavers you have access to a variety of educational options: You can choose between the classic dual education system including attendance at a vocational school and a combination of studying and practical training in a company. You can also gain an initial insight into the world of employment at the Chemiepark Knapsack by doing an internship.

RHEIN-ERFT-AKADEMIE

The RHEIN-ERFT-AKADEMIE is the partner for professional qualification at the Chemiepark Knapsack. It is a vocational education establishment specializing in the chemical industry. As such, it is responsible for the theoretical teaching and further training of the employees at the Chemiepark Knapsack.  

The trainees can choose from 20 different occupations requiring training in the three areas chemical, technical and commercial occupations. With its comprehensive and practically relevant know-know the academy prepares you for your everyday working life as a future specialist. Furthermore, the RHEIN-ERFT-AKADEMIE offers employees attractive opportunities for qualified further training in the form of master classes and studies parallel to employment.

In cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research the RHEIN-ERFT-AKADEMIE has been developing practical training and further training modules for the chemical industry since 2005. New scientific insights are thus made available for professional practice – to the benefit of both employees and companies.

ENERGY SUPPLY

The reliable and economical supply of sufficient energy is one of the most important prerequisites for the chemical industry. The chemical park operator InfraServ Knapsack provides the manufacturing companies with the necessary energies in the form of electricity and process steam.

The continuous main load of the energy supply is borne by the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) power plant of E.ON Energy from Waste, where up to 300,000 tons of refuse-derived fuel are thermally utilized every year. This service is complemented by the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant of the Norwegian energy company Statkraft. With 800 MW of installed capacity it is one of the largest CCGT power plants in Germany. A further combined gas turbine power plant with capacity of 400 MW is currently under construction. The energy supply of the Chemiepark Knapsack is thus guaranteed, also at peak load time. 

ENERGY SUPPLY

The reliable and economical supply of sufficient energy is one of the most important prerequisites for the chemical industry. The chemical park operator InfraServ Knapsack provides the manufacturing companies with the necessary energies in the form of electricity and process steam.

The continuous main load of the energy supply is borne by the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) power plant of E.ON Energy from Waste, where up to 300,000 tons of refuse-derived fuel are thermally utilized every year. This service is complemented by the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant of the Norwegian energy company Statkraft. With 800 MW of installed capacity it is one of the largest CCGT power plants in Germany. A further combined gas turbine power plant with capacity of 400 MW is currently under construction. The energy supply of the Chemiepark Knapsack is thus guaranteed, also at peak load time.