Training and continuing education
As an intra-Group partner for learning, development and change processes, DB Training, Learning&Consulting conducts the vast majority of training, professional development and continuing education with some 28,000 events for about 270,000 participants per year. DB Group employees have more than 3,000 training opportunities available to them. Qualifications are offered for in-person, digital or blended learning schemes. A modern infrastructure provides space for creativity, new solutions and new digital learning formats, such as virtual reality (VR) training for rail operations and vehicle technology.
DB Academy is responsible for the qualification of about 10,500 executives and potential executives of DB Group. The portfolio offers them training according to their individual career and development stages, enabling them to apply leadership standards and implement strategic areas of action at DB Group.
The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted training and qualification activities. Existing training formats have been further developed and adapted to a more digital everyday working environment. A large number of digital alternatives were created in a very short time in 2020, such as digital onboarding. With regard to vocational training, existing IT infrastructure could be used, allowing training to go ahead in a purely virtual format. Practical components of the vocational training were rescheduled and held in person in accordance with a Covid-19 safety policy where possible. Learning apps and DB Learning World as a central learning platform proved effective for use in digital learning scenarios.
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, hygiene policies have been applied at all DB training sites (training centers, training workshops, simulator centers, practice sites) in accordance with Covid-19 safety regulations. This has been developed on an ongoing basis in 2021 and adapted to the changing conditions. DB Academy and DB Training have also developed additional online services to support employees and executives during the Covid-19 pandemic. Numerous target-group-specific sessions were created, including “Leadership in times of crisis,” the virtual portfolio “Getting through the crisis together” and its successor “Back to the new normal together.” There was high demand for these, and they received highly positive feedback (about 25,000 users).
TRAINING AND CONTINUING
EDUCATION COSTS FOR EMPLOYEES / € million
Per employee (FTE) (€)
Germany, including vocational trainees and dual-degree students.
TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION DAYS
IN CUSTOMER-ORIENTED JOB FAMILIES / days
Per employee (FTE)
Germany (companies with about 80% of domestic employees).
Includes only training and development days in customer-oriented job families for permanent employees, excluding vocational trainees and dual-degree students..
Training and continuing education costs per employee rose to a new record high.