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MAN increases number of vocational traineeship places

Almost 800 young talents start their careers

MAN is stepping up its commitment to vocational training and is enabling almost 800 young people in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to enter the professional world. This increases the number of new vocational trainees by 6.5% compared with the previous year. The high school graduates will begin their careers at MAN in more than 30 vocational professions and 19 dual work-study degree programs. The chances of being hired after the traineeship are very high for them.

In Germany, MAN currently offers 24 technical and 8 business training disciplines. The professions of industrial mechanic, mechatronics technician, and machinist are the most popular professions among the technical traineeships. The number of university places for dual work-study degree programs has also increased this year. 150 dual-study students are already completing the practical part of their courses at MAN at the moment.

"MAN offers young people an excellent start to working life and provides them with the best prospects for later. Fostering young talent is important to us," says Jochen Schumm, CHRO of MAN SE. MAN focuses on internationality while doing so, which has seen the number of international assignments during the vocational traineeship or the degree constantly grow, for example. A Facebook Fanpage on MAN traineeships in Germany went online on September 3, 2012, in order to better provide young people with information on the training opportunities.

This year, most MAN vocational trainees will be starting at MAN Truck & Bus in Munich (122 + 27 dual work-study students) and in the vocational training center of MAN Diesel & Turbo, Renk, and other businesses in the Augsburg region (117, of which 71 are from MAN). Another 87 young people will be learning their profession in Nuremberg, as will 45 in Salzgitter, 32 in Oberhausen, 16 in Berlin, 14 in Hamburg, 11 in Plauen, 9 in Deggendorf, and 260 in German branches and service workshops. MAN currently has a total of around 2,000 vocational trainees at its German plants and sales branches and around 2,800 young talents worldwide.