Six hundred eighty-two trainees and students all across Germany have begun their training at logistics provider Dachser—more than ever before. Dachser has also set a new record for professional drivers: 87 young drivers decided to train with Dachser this year. In total, the family-owned company is training 1,511 new recruits in 76 locations nationwide. Outside of Germany, the number of next-generation logistics trainees is 255.
At family-owned company Dachser, a total of 639 new recruits have launched their careers in the following areas: freight forwarding and logistics, office management, IT, warehousing, warehouse logistics, and professional driving. In addition, 43 students have begun coursework in business management with a concentration on freight forwarding/transport/logistics. The most popular career path for trainees at Dachser is the freight forwarding and logistics specialist with 322 apprenticeships, followed by warehouse logistics specialist and warehouse specialist (110 and 99 trainees respectively).
The training rate has held steady at a high level for a number of years, always around 10 percent. Hiring opportunities for those who successfully complete the training as well as future prospects at the company are very promising. ‘We place great emphasis on hiring from within, which is why we work so hard at developing talent,’ says Martina Szautner, Corporate Director Corporate Human Resources. ‘Expectations of logistics staff are constantly rising, so high-quality training is imperative for a successful career.’
A total of 150 up-and-coming professional drivers, representing a wide range of ages, are currently being trained at Dachser. The family-owned company has again been able to fill more training spots for this field than in the previous year. ‘We’re especially happy that twelve young women have chosen this track,’ says Martina Szautner. ‘That means that the image of the profession is changing. Professional truck driving is no longer purely a man’s world.’
Dachser’s international outlook means that it also focuses its training efforts on other European countries. In Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, and France, dual-track training is already a well-established means for developing motivated logistics workers of the future. Dachser is also currently training 26 recruits to become Dachser Forwarding & Logistics Specialists in the UK, the Netherlands, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. The company’s in-house Education Program is based on the dual-track training system in Germany.
The family-owned company provides its trainees and students with the necessary tools based on logistics know-how and a clear set of values. ‘Logistics is a modern and complex field, with a strong focus on future markets,’ says Szautner. ‘Making this exciting profession more attractive to young people is the mandate and mission of our training program.