Deutsche Post DHL invests in young people: Group increases the number of vocational training and hires more apprentices
- 2,100 vocational training and work-study positions in 2012
- 1,300 apprentices receive offer of employment
- Board Member for Personnel, Angela Titzrath: "We have to provide opportunities to our young talent"
Around 1,300 apprentices have received job offers, about a quarter more than last year.
Deutsche Post DHL is fostering young talent and wants to excite young people about a career in the logistics sector. The Group is therefore increasing the number of vocational training and work-study positions to around 2,100 in 2012, over 100 more than last year. At the same time, the Group is offering full time employment to considerably more apprentices upon successful completion of their vocational training. Around 1,300 apprentices have received job offers, about a quarter more than last year.
Apprentices obtain practical experience by working on site at Deutsche Post DHL for up to three years while they attend vocational school. By becoming employees, the apprentices can begin the next step in their careers at the world's leading postal and logistics company. "We need qualified young people. And young people need opportunity," said Angela Titzrath, Board Member for Personnel at Deutsche Post DHL. "We're happy to be able to excite so many young people about logistics and offer them a promising start to their career."
Deutsche Post DHL offers nearly 20 different programs for graduates
Within Germany, Deutsche Post DHL is among the leading providers of vocational training opportunities. It offers nearly 20 different programs for graduates. The majority are offered in Germany in the Mail division, in which around 1,400 young people can begin training to become specialists in courier, express and mail services. In addition, the Group trains young people in freight forwarding, administration, real estate, engineering and warehouse logistics.
As one of the leading providers of overland transport in Europe, Deutsche Post DHL also began a program this year to train new professional vehicle operators for the first time. The program focuses on urban and inter-city goods transport, fleet management and logistics center functions. Deutsche Post DHL intends to train around 50 people this year in this field alone.
Most of the former apprentices who are now employed with Deutsche Post DHL also work in the company's Mail division. This year more than 1,000 graduates will receive an offer of full-time employment - one third more than in 2011. These young mailmen will be offered positions at a branch in their home town wherever possible. All other qualified young people will also receive full-time job offers, normally at the facility where they were trained.
The Group has given nearly 5,000 young people full-time positions
"As one of the most important employers in Germany, Deutsche Post is once again sending a clear message: Qualified young people have a real chance at our company," said Jürgen Gerdes, Board Member for MAIL at Deutsche Post DHL. "With the industry's best working conditions and career prospects such as the unprecedented Generations Pact, our young people are motivated and provide outstanding services to our customers on a sustained basis."
The DHL divisions and Global Business Services (GBS) will offer more than 280 full-time positions to trainees, also increasing the hiring rate over last year. All in all, the Group has given nearly 5,000 young people full-time positions in the past five years opening up future perspectives for them in the company.