980 young people will be beginning their apprenticeships with thyssenkrupp between now and 1 September. Currently, thyssenkrupp has over 3100 apprentices in over 50 different apprenticeship occupations across Germany. Topping the list of the most popular apprenticeships this year is once again industrial mechanic, followed by mechatronic engineer and industrial electronics technician.
“Whether in commercial or technical occupations, the dual vocational training system is and will be an excellent career springboard. We’re delighted that we’ve again been able to recruit so many young people for thyssenkrupp,” said Oliver Burkhard, CHRO of thyssenkrupp AG.
“At thyssenkrupp we highly value the quality of our dual vocational training. The Group Works Council is taking a stand for that each and every day, which is a huge benefit for our young colleagues,” said Wilhelm Segerath, Chairman of the thyssenkrupp AG Group Works Council.
In 30 apprentice training shops and 51 works schools, the apprentices have the support of 139 full-time trainers. At currently 5.1% the apprenticeship training rate is down slightly from last year (5.4%), but has been steady for years. Most of the apprenticeship places continue to be in North Rhine-Westphalia, where over 60% of the Group’s apprentices complete their generally 3-year programmes.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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