Antonio Schulz, having passed his final examination at the Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry in June 2011, successfully completed his traineeship in systems integration which he began at the MPIfG in 2008. Until June 2012, Schulz will continue to work in the Computing Group at the institute, where he will be responsible for the local workstations. On August 1, 2011, Daniel Neumair became the new IT trainee. For ten years the MPIfG has offered traineeships for IT specialists in systems integration and in software applications and for office communication specialists. Currently there are three trainees at the institute.