- Around 500 talented young people in training worldwide
- 92 trainees start at the Weinheim site
- Increasing demand for IT professions due to digitization
Weinheim, September 1, 2022. The Freudenberg Group is training more than 500 young people all over the world for the job market of the future. The number of traineeships has increased by 33% compared to last year, attesting to the company’s commitment to investing in the future of young people in the long term. Today, 92 young people at the Weinheim site are starting their traineeships at a modern training center. Among the trainees are around 30 students from the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW), twice as many as in the previous year.
“They are the 85th annual cohort of trainees and are beginning a journey of lifelong learning today. The company will support them in their individual training and further education with the latest learning methods and technologies. Freudenberg provides training in 15 countries around the world,” explained Esther Loidl, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of the Freudenberg Group, in her welcoming address. “We are a global company with technologies for the future, from mobility to energy supply to medical technology,” affirmed Dr. Tilman Krauch, Member of the Board of Management and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Freudenberg Group, to the trainees. “We will look to them in the future and will value their contribution to the company.”
“We are aware of our responsibility to help address the shortage of skilled workers,” asserted Raúl González, Head of the Freudenberg Group’s training center. “Freudenberg offers training in a modern learning environment that includes digital learning and working with high-tech machines in interdisciplinary teams in an international setting.” In the technical field, there is an increasing need for mechatronics technicians. This is an apprenticeship that combines mechanics, electronics, engineering and IT. At the same time, due to digitalization, the need for IT specialists in production and sales for the development of new products and business models is increasing significantly. In Weinheim, Freudenberg is also working with the DHBW to train business IT specialists and computer scientists as well as management assistants specializing in IT systems.