MAN offers internships with subsequent job offers
On March 12, 2018, the first of this year’s three-week industry internships at MAN Truck & Bus in Munich got underway for eight refugees; the second group started on April 9. The participants came from Iraq, Iran, Nigeria, and Syria, with the target groups being refugees who want to start work right away. The prerequisites for the internship are a good knowledge of German and the successful completion of the MYSKILLS competence checks carried out by the employment agency.
“Following the positive response we had last year, we are pleased to be able to offer a refugee integration program at MAN this year as well,” says Peter Attin, Senior Vice President for Corporate Responsibility at MAN.
In the first week, participants are shown the basics of industrial production at the MAN training center in Munich. In the second and third week, they are deployed in the plant's production divisions in Munich. MAN and the employment agency can already look back on a successful partnership: last year, there were 29 successful internships with refugees aged over 23 as part of the integration initiative (IdA program) of the Verband der bayrischen Wirtschaft (Bavarian Industry Association). Thirteen participants were offered a job at MAN, seven of whom still work at MAN Truck & Bus today.
Another eight refugees completed their internships between September 10 and 28, 2018. As in the previous year, successful participants were able to join MAN Truck & Bus via the VW subsidiary Autovision, depending on requirements.