“We are very pleased about the awards, as we see high-quality vocational training as an important way of ensuring that we will continue to have qualified specialists and managers in the future,” emphasizes Klaus Achtelik, Chief Human Resources Officer of the Dürr Group. “We attach great importance to involving young people in practical work from the start and to developing them both professionally and personally during their vocational training.”
This year, 567 companies took part in the seventh edition of the study by Capital and the talent platform Ausbildung.de. Evaluation criteria included the supervision and involvement of apprentices in the company, teaching methods, performance reviews and training plans, as well as strategies for apprentices marketing. The application of innovative methods such as the use of digital media as well as career opportunities and further training options after the vocational training were also assessed.
The Dürr Group currently has around 490 apprentices and cooperative state university students in Germany. Over 60 percent of them are employed by the HOMAG Group, the world market leader for woodworking machinery. Every year, about 150 young people start an apprenticeship at the German locations of the Dürr Group. They are offered 19 apprenticeships and 13 work-study programs.