Securing new talent
|Young professionals as of Dec 31 (NP)|
Vocational trainees 1)
Dual degree students1)
1) Germany; includes all class years of vocational training (usually three class years for both vocational trainees and dual degree students).
2) Germany (companies with about 98% of domestic employees).
DB Group is one of Germany’s largest training providers and over 94% of trainees receive a job offer at the end of their vocational training. In the year under review, we once again supported the BDA Employer Award for Education (Arbeitgeberpreis für Bildung). This annual award, the focus of which changes every year, acknowledges educational institutions that help to improve the German education system by their successful educational work and serve as role models for other institutions. In the year under review, the scheme recognized projects in which cooperation between traditional educational institutions and partners – from parent initiatives to other educational institutions and from committed private individuals to companies – led to innovation and educational success.
About 3,800 trainees and 360 dual-program students joined DB Group in the year under review. Most of the young people were employed in the following roles: track/rail
vehicle maintenance (about 1,300), traffic controller (about 560), train driver (about 490) and electronic technician for industrial systems (about 480). Since the year under review we have also been training IT specialists. In addition to trainees in their first year of training in classic railway occupations (such as traffic controllers and train drivers), those in industrial and technical occupations (such as electronics and mechatronics technicians) have also been given a tablet at the start of training since the year under review, with about 2,500 devices having been issued in total.
We also offer a Group-wide program for socio-educational support during training. This is designed to increase motivation and performance and to provide individual support for low-performing trainees if required. It also aims to prevent people from breaking off their training. About 700 trainees are currently able to access this support.