Training, development & talent management
Skilled employees are the basis of our success
We can only compete successfully with the support of highly skilled employees. That’s why we work on systematically promoting young talent, providing made-to-measure training programs and developing talent throughout the Group.
Starting from a very high quality level, we continuously develop our apprenticeship programs and make sustainable investments in this area, for example by building further training centers. In 30 apprentice training shops and 54 works schools across Germany, apprentices have the support of 129 full-time trainers. At currently 5.4 percent, the apprenticeship training rate is down slightly from last year (5.6 percent) but has been steady for years. We are transferring some elements of our German cooperative education system to Group companies abroad.