The ranking was created, firstly, by evaluating 350 million online sources to ascertain how the companies are viewed on the Internet and in social media; and secondly, by means of questionnaires. In the latter, companies provided information about the proportion of successfully completed training, remuneration, the proportion of people taken on following their training, and other options offered such as funding programs and cooperative state university programs.
Being an engineering company, the Dürr Group relies on well-qualified and committed specialists and managers. “We try to prevent a shortage of qualified employees by offering our apprentices and students numerous opportunities for further training as well as career prospects. After all, the best way for a company to secure future experts is to nurture them itself”, declares Klaus Achtelik, Head of Human Resources at the Dürr Group. Steffen Stippl, who coordinates the training network at HOMAG, adds: “We want to prepare them as much as we can for the challenges they currently face in the workplace, for example in terms of digitization and personal development. Investing in young people is investing in the future of a company.”
In Germany, the Dürr Group currently has around 400 apprentices and cooperative state university students. A good 70 % of them work for HOMAG in Schopfloch and for HOMAG Plattenaufteiltechnik in Holzbronn. Around 135 young people start their vocational training at the Dürr Group’s German sites every year. They can choose between 12 different apprenticeships or complete one of the 11 cooperative state university courses on offer.