677 vocational trainees embark upon their careers at MAN
Focus on internationality
677 youths are set to enter a new phase of their lives in September when they start their vocational training in the MAN Group. The high school graduates will begin their careers in more than 30 professions, most of which are technical ones. MAN’s training programs have enjoyed great success for years, which is demonstrated by the fact that almost 100 percent of students are taken on permanently. In 2011, MAN was voted one of Germany’s ‘top employers’ again. Around 5,500 youths apply for a training place at an MAN Group company every year.
MAN training focuses on international skills to support the Group’s progressive internationalization of recent years. This can be seen at MAN Diesel & Turbo, where various course modules are held in English from the third trainee year and both language and intercultural skills are strengthened through time spent abroad at foreign MAN plants. In addition to this, trainees this year were able to benefit for the first time from international experience at MAN PrimeServ’s service site in Shanghai.
Commenting on this, MAN SE CHRO Jörg Schwitalla said: “MAN has made significant progress in its internationalization in recent years. Training of our young potentials already stresses this.”
MAN currently has a total of around 2,000 vocational trainees at its German plants and sales branches and around 2,800 worldwide.