More vocational trainees at MAN

Over 800 young talents start their careers

More than 800 youths in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, France and Turkey have started their vocational training within the MAN Group. This puts the number of new vocational trainees higher than the previous year again.

The high school graduates will begin their careers at MAN in 61 vocational professions, 47 of which are in technical training disciplines and 14 of which are in commercial ones. For MAN, skills in the technical professions of industrial mechanic, mechatronics technician, and machinist are particularly necessary to enable progress in production. “Vocational training plays a key role in MAN’s ability to compete. We need the best and the most motivated trainees — especially given the looming shortage of skilled workers — in order to continue to be able to secure excellent quality for our products and services,” emphasized Chief Human Resources Officer Jochen Schumm.

The dual work-study degree programs offered at MAN are also very popular: In Germany 133 dual work-study students are already completing the practical part of their courses at MAN at the moment. MAN also focuses on internationality, which has seen the number of international assignments during the vocational traineeship or the degree constantly grow, for example.

The chances of being hired after the traineeship are very high. In order to better inform youths about vocational training opportunities, a Facebook fanpage was created a year ago for German-language vocational traineeships in the MAN Group. This page now has just under 950 fans and is also intended, among other things, to inform school students about internships in the career orientation phase, of which MAN offers several hundred every year.