Securing new talent

Young professionals hired as permanent staff
by type of training (NP)





Vocational trainees




Dual degree students




Germany (companies with about 98% of domestic employees).
Hired after completion of training or dual degree studies.

Young people can complete training in over 50 apprenticeships in DB Group. DB Group’s own vocational training and dual degree studies program are the foundation of our efforts to secure the recruitment of skilled employees. This is supplemented by the long-term job preparation program Chance plus for young people who need support in accessing the labor market.

DB Group also helped refugees to integrate in Germany beyond the workplace: the Social and Cultural Integration project (Soziale und kultu­relle Integration; SUKI) started on June 1, 2019. We initiated the new phase of the project together with the Railway and Transport Workers Union (Eisenbahn- und Verkehrsgewerkschaft; EVG), Stiftungsfamilie BSW&EWH (foundation partnership) and the social security fund. The integration-­related actions offered as part of SUKI, which are carried out by Stiftungsfamilie BSW&EWH (and financed by the social security fund, complement DB Group’s professional qualification programs for people with a refugee and migration background. The SUKI project team advises and helps participants overcome social and cultural barriers and encourages cohesion and integration within DB Group. The offer includes cultural training courses and workshops, the coordination of support networks, advice for individual cases and the provision of services and assistance.

The United Nation’s Refugee Agency (UNHCR) invited us to the first Global Refugee Forum, which took place from December 16 to 18, 2019 in Geneva, in recognition of our long-­term commitment to refugee integration.

In the year under review, there was particular focus on making qualified jobs and the development of digital learning formats fit for the future. We have also created and expanded services for supervising, supporting and engaging junior staff in different ways.

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