CCI Training Survey 2014
According to a report in 2013, 80,000 CCI training places remained unfilled. A number that is likely to have a major impact on companies in the region due to demographic development. At BARTEC, this impact is yet barely noticeable; the demand for training places is still relatively high. In the commercial sector, however, far more feedback is available. By contrast, it is much poorer in the technical sector. Sylvia Pfahler from the Human Resources Department reports that “it has become more difficult to find suitable candidates for industrial and technical jobs that require training, which is surprising”.
In order to fill vacant apprenticeships with interested and capable students, we must find different and new ways to recruit. Career orientation begins early in school life for many students. But with such a variety of diverse vocations it’s not easy to find which activity really suits you. The Chamber of Commerce reported that two thirds of all companies are supporting these transitions with a significant expansion of their range of student apprenticeships. More than one in three companies advertises their own training facilities in schools. BARTEC is also providing students with exciting insights into professional life. As part of an internship, young people have the opportunity to meet BARTEC as a company, to get to know the employees and the daily routine in order to determine whether the profession corresponds to their own ideas. “The students quickly gain experience in the working world and can thereby determine what their own skills are, what they enjoy, and what the requirements of their chosen profession are”, says Ms. Pfahler.
More than half of the companies, 60 percent, use the Internet for personnel policies. Only 42 percent of companies use advertisements in the regional print media. The mix of Internet, print media and direct contact at education fairs is also essential for BARTEC. The company’s own homepage, in particular the careers section, is also an essential tool. In the CCI report, the use of websites was also the market leader with 88 percent. The use of social media such as Facebook, Xing or LinkedIn is once again on the rise, and it is a sector in which BARTEC is very active. In 2013, 28 percent of companies used various Internet platforms for candidate recruitment. The theme of skilled workers remains a major concern for most businesses. The guiding principle for training in times of demographic change is to secure qualified employees through own training and thus strengthen competitiveness. “Alongside the growing demand for the safeguarding of qualified employees in the employment market, we would like to hold on to our self-trained BARTEC professionals and as such we offer our apprentices optimal conditions throughout their training with a very good acquisition prospects,” explains Ms. Pfahler. 90 percent of companies believe that this is a central aspect of personnel policy. Even in the early stages of the 2014 training year, smart and motivated junior staff was found at BARTEC. In September two industrial clerks, two electronic engineers and a product designer will commence their training at BARTEC.