Securing young talent
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS HIRED
AS PERMANENT PERSONNEL BY TYPE OF TRAINING / NP
Germany (companies with about 98% of domestic employees).
Hired after completion of vocational training or dual degree studies.
DB Group’s own vocational training and the combined work-study degree are the foundation of our efforts to secure the recruitment of skilled employees. This is supplemented by the job preparation program “Chance plus” for young people who need support in accessing the labor market.
- We support refugees with their integration into Germany: the Social and Cultural Integration project (Soziale und kulturelle Integration; SUKI) run by Stiftungsfamilie BSW&EWH (foundation partnership), in collaboration with the Railway and Transport Workers Union (Eisenbahn- und Verkehrsgewerkschaft; EVG), and the social security fund, offers integration-related services to supplement professional qualification programs for people with a refugee and migration background.
- The range of support services for DB young professionals has been further developed with ZukunftPlus e.V., and Lifehacks4U has been created as a Group-wide service to provide individual support for young talent in matters beyond training.
- We recognize outstanding performance and great commitment in our entry-level programs through the Excellence Program for particularly high-performing young professionals.
- The social responsibility and participation of young professionals is being promoted from the very beginning through participation in the “Rail trainees against hate and violence” tolerance competition. Since the foundation of the competition in 2000, more than 13,000 DB Group vocational trainees have completed a total of 1,500 projects and set an example for respectful and tolerant teamwork.