Training and professional development
As an intra-Group partner for learning, development and change processes, DB Training conducts training and professional development with about 25,000 events for about 250,000 participants per year. More than 3,000 training sessions are offered, addressing all employee groups and functions within DB Group.
In the year under review, DB Training acquired new state-of-the-art training centers in Hanover, Fulda and Cologne and opened a new training workshop in Leipzig. As an integrated innovation center, the new training workshop combines several areas of DB Training: vocational training, funded education, innovation, design thinking (agile creative methods) and LEAN (operational excellence).
DB Academy is responsible for the qualification of about 7,900 executives and potential executives of DB Group. The portfolio offers executives training according to their individual career and development stages, enabling them to move between strategic areas of action at DB Group. We are constantly evolving our service offering. We are increasingly using elements from digital learning, agile methods and new learning formats and communication.
|Training and development costs for employees 1) (€ million)|
|Per employee (FTE) (€)|
1) Germany, including vocational trainees and dual-degree students and including executives from 2019.
|Training and continuing education days in|
customer-oriented job families (days)
|Per employee (FTE)|
Germany (companies with about 79% of domestic employees).
Includes only training and development days in customer-oriented job families for permanent employees, excluding vocational trainees and dual-degree students.
The training and continuing education costs per employee increased as did the training days in comparison with the previous year.