The summer of 2018 is here!

Geschrieben von Wolfgang Nacken am April 24, 2018. in Start, Uncategorized

The trainees spend the first beautiful days of the year together on our roof terrace having a barbecue.

“Hamburg needs more Apprentice dormitories”

Geschrieben von Wolfgang Nacken am November 7, 2017. in Start, Uncategorized

The residents of the Apprentice dormitory in Hammerstraße have participated with their own block in this year’s 1st-May demonstration of the DGB Hamburg.The focus was on demands for more affordable housing for trainees. “We want to make it clear that training is an important part of the working world and the basic conditions have to be right”, says Finja, who moved from her school in Flensburg last year the Apprentice dormitory in Hamburg. Meanwhile, with all 156 rooms occupied, the number of applicants currently exceeds the number of available spaces by 2,500 which is roughly around 16 times more.

Our First honey

Geschrieben von Wolfgang Nacken am November 7, 2017. in Start, Uncategorized

It’s here, we introduce to you the first honey from our bee colony who live on the roof of Azubiwerk in Wandsbek.

Senatorin Dr. Leonhard accepts sponsorship

Geschrieben von Wolfgang Nacken am September 6, 2017. in Start, Uncategorized

The Hamburg Sozialsenatorin Dr. Melanie Leonhard has taken over the sponsorship for the Azubiwerk. In a formal ceremony today she presented to us the deed and emphasized the great importance of Azubiwerk for the free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg. She pursued the development of the apprentice dormitory in Wandsbek with great interest and officially opened it in 2016.

Between Apartment life and working shifts: Hamburgs apprentice residence arrives

Geschrieben von Wolfgang Nacken am November 7, 2017. in Press, Uncategorized

FOCUS from 15.09.2016

Roof terrace, cinema room, built in kitchen – in Hamburg’s first residence for trainees, young people not only find reasonably priced living space, but also pedagogical support and the chance to make new friends easily in a strange city. The apprentices seem to like the concept.


“I really wanted to get a place and was glad when the confirmation came,” says Aaron Schürmann. The 18-year-old Düsseldorfer has started his apprenticeship as a Hotel Professional at 25hours-Hotel in Hafencity. “No matter whether you work shifts or just want to have a rest. We all take care of each other here, “he says as he presents the apartment, which he shares with his three roommates.


Trainees between the ages of 16 and 27 can apply. “If you come from outside, chances are good. Minors and the trainees of smaller farms are also easily preferred. We want to have a colourful mix, “explains Wolfgang Nape, pedagogical director of the dormitory. Trainees from twelve countries and four continents are currently living here.


The pedagogical approach is unique to the concept of Azubiwerk. Because young people should be cared for as much as possible and at the same time have their own space and time for themselves. “I think it’s cool to stay in a separate apartment, but still have the opportunity to meet new people here,” says the 19-year-old resident of Finja Ohrt of the North Sea island of Pellworm. In order to get in touch with other residents and also to know the city better, the management team offers a variety of leisure activities: Bicycle tours, table football and film evenings or table tennis tournaments are intended to promote socializing within the community.


Fronczek and Nacken looking forward to creating other projects as the number of applicants rise. The contracts for the construction of two residential accommodation buildings have already been signed in Harburg and Steilshoop. “Our goal is to create over 1000 places for trainees by 2022,” says Nacken.

With interest expressed by many other German states it looks possible that the project will expand Southward in future.

Opening Ceremony

Geschrieben von Wolfgang Nacken am November 7, 2017. in Uncategorized

After the official opening, a barbecue took place on the rooftop terrace! Many residents got to know each other… It was a beautiful day!