712 trainees start MAN apprenticeship

One of Germany's "Top Employers" offers young people the highest level of qualification

This September, 712 students will start a new phase of their lives as MAN Group interns, keeping the Company’s recruitment at last years’ level.. These secondary school graduates now begin their professional careers in over 30 primarily technical vocations. In addition to such occupations as mechatronics and business specialists, this year's students are especially interested in programs that will eventually lead to university degrees.

In addition to conveying professional knowledge, all vocations emphasize the development of social and individual competencies. Jörg Schwitalla, Chief Human Resources Officer of MAN SE, says: "As an award-winning ‘Top Employer’, MAN expects the highest quality from its young talents. A broad spectrum of further vocational training gives future MAN employees the opportunity to develop their skills, ideas and performance as well as to get familiar with many types of technologies". Despite the crisis, nearly all trainees will have the chance to obtain jobs in the company after completing their apprenticeships.

Currently, some 2,000 interns work in MAN's German plants and branch offices. The company trains a total of 2,400 young people worldwide. Every year, around 5,500 school graduates apply to MAN companies.