40 per cent more trainees: 70 young talents start at Freudenberg

Weinheim, 1 September 2023. The number of apprenticeships at the Freudenberg Group in Weinheim has increased by a total of 40 percent compared to last year. "70 young talents are starting their training at Freudenberg. This means a 40 percent increase for our company at the site. At the same time, it demonstrates the responsibility we live by to invest in the future of young people in the long term and to actively counteract the shortage of skilled workers," said Raúl González, Head of the Training Center. "We also train 45 apprentices for association partners." Today, a total of 115 young people are starting their training in a modern training center. Worldwide, the Freudenberg Group is training some 500 young people in 15 countries for the labour market of the future.

"Freudenberg offers training in a modern learning environment that includes digital learning and working with high-tech machines in multidisciplinary teams and an international working environment," González continued. All training areas in the training center use digital devices such as touch monitors or tablets. Interactive learning is also made possible by an area for free learning. The trainees and students work in inter-professional teams, create learning maps and solve tasks in teamwork.

"In terms of applications, we have observed a significant decline in interested female talent for several years, especially in the technical and STEM fields.

We explicitly encourage young women to apply." At the same time, the need for IT specialists for the development of new products and business models, in manufacturing and in sales is increasing significantly due to digitalization. For example, Freudenberg in Weinheim also trains IT specialists and computer scientists together with the DHBW, as well as the profession of IT systems management clerk.

More information about applying

Freudenberg offers three of the ten most popular apprenticeships: Electronics Technician, Mechatronics Technician and Industrial Clerk. In total, there are more than 20 training opportunities: Training is provided in 14 apprenticeships as well as in ten dual courses of study in the fields of business, technology and IT together with the DHBW in Mannheim. Applications for 2023 are now open on the Freudenberg training homepage at ausbildung.freudenberg.com.


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