New hires at record levels
In the year under review, DB Group again appointed new employees at record levels in Germany, with a total of about 27,300 new employees (including young professionals). These include over 2,100 train drivers and about 1,800 traffic controllers, as well as about 4,000 maintenance technicians. These are significantly increased numbers of hires in these job groups compared to the previous year. As a result, we are strengthening the rail at challenging points in the system and improving quality for our customers.
Even without taking into account the young professionals, we hired more employees than ever before: 22,758 new employees (excluding young professionals) in the year under review. This means that we are implementing our central strategic HR objective of recruiting, qualifying and retaining 100,000 new employees and making DB Group more robust.