“Training young people is a matter of great importance to us. We are therefore delighted that our educational offering has received such recognition once again. Thus, we are striving to open up future prospects for our apprentices and dual students early on in their vocational training and consult and support them in advancing their career. All these efforts are based on our conviction that this is the right approach to addressing the shortage of skilled labor”, emphasizes Klaus Achtelik, Chief Human Resources Officer at the Dürr Group.
This year, a total of 751 companies took part in the Capital study and the Ausbildung.de talent platform. The categories analyzed include the support and integration of apprentices, the qualification and promotion of trainers, as well as the use of innovative training methods such as digital media, and the integration of the apprentices’ technical capabilities. “Learning within the organization” also played a major role, taking learning methods, success monitoring and training plans into due consideration. The apprentices’ prospects of success were another major focus this year. The participating companies were requested to provide information on the retention and dropout rates of their apprentices as well as on training wages and starting salaries, and describe career opportunities and learning options.
In Germany, the Dürr Group currently has around 472 apprentices and cooperative state university students. Almost two thirds of them work for HOMAG, the world market leader in woodworking machinery. Every year, around 100 young people start their vocational training or their cooperative state university program at the German sites of the Dürr Group. They can choose between nineteen apprenticeship programs and thirteen cooperative study courses.