“It is part of our company’s philosophy to train the skilled staff of the future ourselves and integrate them into the organization early on,” says Head of Corporate Human Resources, Klaus Achtelik. It is particularly in times of decreasing applicant numbers that companies must find suitable young staff by positioning themselves as attractive employers. As part of its vocational training, the Dürr Group provides opportunities such as placements abroad and mentoring programs plus comprehensive further training as people progress along their career path.
The Training Map prepared by Focus Money is founded on a study by the Institute for Management and Economic Research (IMWF). The latter is based on a questionnaire as well as on the evaluation of various Internet sources, also known as ‘social listening’. The 20,000 biggest employers in Germany were examined. Both Dürr Systems and HOMAG received the ‘Germany’s best companies for vocational training 2021’ award. They came 7th and 16th, respectively, which puts them in the top league for mechanical and plant engineering.
The Dürr Group has around 400 apprentices and cooperative state university students in Germany. A good 70% of them work for HOMAG, the world market leader in woodworking machinery. Every year, around 100 young people start their vocational training at the Group’s German sites, which offer 13 vocational occupations and 12 cooperative study courses.