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17 Dec 2004

Training is held in high esteem at Hapag-Lloyd Container Line. From 2005 the company will be providing 61 places, seventy percent more than previously.

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More vocational training places

Training is held in high esteem at Hapag-Lloyd Container Line. From 2005 the company will be providing 61 places, seventy percent more than previously. Medium term the training quota will reach 18 percent.

“We have decided to significantly raise the number of vocational training places. This is an investment in the future: On the one hand for us, since this will provide us with sufficient qualified staff for our further expansion, and on the other hand for the young people, who will receive their training from a stable, globally active market leader in its field,” stresses Adolf Adrion, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Container Line.

Whereas the company has previously provided 36 vocational training places per year, from 2005, there will be 61 shore-based in Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich, and shipboard on our globally operating vessels. The training programmes are for shipping and office clerks, commercial programmes for forwarding and logistics services, IT at technical and diploma level, warehousing specialists and Bachelor of Arts at the Hamburg School of Business Administration. And finally shipboard, vocational trainees are needed to qualify as ship’s mechanics, before going on to study and qualify with a captain’s or chief engineer’s patent. In fleet management the number of vocational training places was already doubled from 12 to 24 in 2003.

Until the present the vocational training quota lay at twelve percent, being significantly above the required seven percent called for under the voluntary agreement between the German government and business and industry. Through the new increase, this will reach eighteen percent in the medium-term.

Currently 130 young people are undertaking the generally two and a half to three-year vocational training (73 shore-based, 57 shipboard) at Hapag-Lloyd Container Line. By 2007 this number will have risen to 182 (110 shore-based, 72 shipboard). This represents a total increase of around forty percent. After qualifying, over ninety percent of shore-based trainees are transferred to the salary payroll. This means that those who perform well will be invited to join the staff. This policy will not change in the future.

Candidates with a good advanced secondary school, or secondary school final certificate, have a real chance of obtaining one of the highly sought after vocational training places for the right profession. The main accent is on mathematics, geography and foreign languages. From the outset, the applicants should be ready to take on a position outside Germany. After all, Hapag-Lloyd Container Line is a globally active company. During their vocational training, too, the majority have the opportunity of obtaining work experience in Europe, or worldwide.

More vocational training places

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