Gütersloh, 10/31/2019

Bertelsmann Is One Of Germany’s Best Places For Apprenticeships

Subject: Employees
Country: Germany
Category: Prizes & Awards

Bertelsmann is one of the best companies in Germany for apprentices. This is the result of a new study by the G+J business magazine “Capital,” based on which the best training companies in Germany were honored. Bertelsmann’s Central Training department achieved the highest score in each category.

For the third time now, the G+J business magazine “Capital” teamed up with the talent platform Ausbildung.de and the personnel marketing experts from the G+J subsidiary Territory Embrace to honor Germany’s best training companies. More than 600 companies from all over Germany took part in this year’s study, the results of which were published in issue 11/2019. These included the Bertelsmann Group’s Central Training department and the Bertelsmann Printing Group printing company Mohn Media in Gütersloh, Gruner + Jahr in Hamburg and Mediengruppe RTL in Cologne. For the first time, Bertelsmann’s Corporate Education department achieved the highest score in each category.

Apprenticeships and dual-study courses evaluated

The following criteria were evaluated in the areas of apprenticeships and dual-study courses: supervision, learning at the company, chances of success, digitalization and innovation, and training marketing. Bertelsmann’s Corporate Education department, which currently offers training for IT specialists and industrial managers with a total of 150 trainees as well as dual Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts programs with 160 students, received five out of five points in both areas for all criteria, i.e. 25 points each for both programs. Mohn Media (95 trainees) achieved 21 points for its training courses in the industrial-technical sector and in “other occupational fields.” Gruner + Jahr (45 trainees) scored 18 points for IT training courses and in “other occupational fields.” Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland scored 19 points in training courses in the fields of IT, business administration, and “other occupational fields” (80 trainees) and 18 points in the dual study courses in the fields of IT and business information technology (17 students).

“We are thrilled about this great award for our vocational training and study programs, whose further development we are constantly working on together with our trainers in the Group divisions and in dialog with the Works Council and youth and trainee representatives,” says Klaus Röttger, Head of Corporate Education at Bertelsmann. Röttger says a redesigned classroom this year in the company’s own vocational college, with appropriately digital equipment, a lounge area, a creative corner, and versatile “agile” furnishings is one of several innovations designed to meet young people’s increasing requirements for modern teaching and learning methods. Detailed information about the “Capital” study can be found online at www.capital.de/beste-ausbilder.