The corona crisis has already had a major impact on processes here: whether it is the digitalisation of learning programmes together with vocational schools, virtual meetings or new concepts for application rounds for the coming years. In Germany, however, dual training remains the most important pillar for companies to find committed new employees in cooperation with school authorities. The development of these employees will in future contribute to the increasing prosperity of companies. Nevertheless, competitive pressure and short-term planning horizons have been leaving their mark for some years now. Labour market researchers at the University of Duisburg-Essen have calculated that the proportion of companies providing training will be 19.7% in 2018. In addition, young people from low-birth cohorts are now starting their careers, so demographic change per se is having an impact on the figures.
Training remains important at inTime
The express logistics provider will continue to invest in the future of young people and will continue to train them. After all, at the very best, young people should remain with the company in the long term. "It is already a tradition with us to integrate our trainees into the processes of our teams from the very beginning. Learning on the job is not an empty phrase with us," says training coordinator Daniela Hettel. "Corona does not change anything at first. However, it is an important sign for the logistics professionals that in the current situation all trainees can graduate. Even if examinations have been postponed and preparation courses held directly online. inTime has already found new apprentices for the coming training year. "We look forward to recruiting for the next years. After all, young people will continue to finish school and look for apprenticeships. We also always open our recruiting in this area to people who drop out of their studies and are looking for an alternative career," explains Daniela Hettel. Over the years, the company has developed cooperation with the employment agencies and the chambers of industry and commerce. Not only in the area of recruiting, but also in the development of learning content and the exchange of know-how. The company also uses apprenticeship exchanges.
Logistics as an economic sector offers diverse opportunities
In recent years, the relationship between supply and demand has shifted. It is significant that many young people do not want to take the classic route into logistics or freight forwarding via training. "We see ourselves as ambassadors for an entire economic sector. After all, logistics offers many opportunities for a career start: in the classic fields such as commercial forwarding, transport, but also in IT, marketing and management," says inTime Managing Director Gerd Röttger. "We have therefore worked intensively on our training concept and are continuing to do so. In order to show the potential new generation that they are getting high-quality training with us. Above all with the prospect of being part of the inTime team from the very beginning," adds Daniela Hettel.