The two companies were awarded the top mark both for their classic vocational training and for the opportunities they offer to cooperative state university students. More than 700 companies took part in the Capital study, which was carried out for the second time. Around 20 % of them were awarded five stars. The assessment was based on five criteria: work-based support and learning, the company’s commitment, the chances of success, and the use of innovative learning methods.
Head of Studies, Ana Fernandez-Mühl, said: “Recruiting talent cannot be taken for granted. Successful companies have understood this and offer high-quality training.” Klaus Achtelik, Head of Human Resources at the Dürr Group echoed this view: “In the age of digitization, it is more important than ever to train young employees well and take a long-term view. This benefits both sides: young people get the best start to working life, while the company can produce their future specialists itself.”
In Germany, the Dürr Group currently has around 400 apprentices and cooperative state university students. A good 70 % of them work for HOMAG, world market leader in woodworking machinery. Every year, around 135 young people start their training at the German sites of the Dürr Group. They can choose between 12 apprenticeship programs and 11 cooperative study courses.