The FINANCIAL — In fiscal 2010, Siemens will again provide 250 additional training positions for disadvantaged young people throughout Germany. For the third year in a row, the company will invest €30 million in training positions.
“Our experience with the program has been very positive. That’s why we’ve decided to keep supporting disadvantaged young people – especially in light of the current economic situation. Well-qualified young people are our most important asset for the future,” said Siemens’ Chief Human Resources Officer Siegfried Russwurm. The aim of the Siemens program is to provide opportunities to young people – many with migration backgrounds – who have not yet obtained training positions due to low academic performance or weak basic skills.
The 250 young people will begin their training in technical and business-related fields at Siemens in the fall of 2010. Applicants will be sought from throughout Germany. Siemens is offering young people technical training as, for example, electronics technicians for automation systems, electronics technicians for technical equipment and installation, IT specialists for systems integration, industrial mechanics, electronics technicians for IT systems, mechatronics technicians and technical assistants for electronic systems. The young people may also train to become industrial business administration assistants and industrial office communications assistants. During their training, Siemens will provide the young people with special supervision. As in 2009, local offices of the German Federal Employment Agency will support the company in selecting trainees. These offices are the first contact point for applicants. The vocational counselors there are familiar with the Siemens program and will forward applications to the company. Applicants should have completed secondary school.