Integrated Interim Report 2019 – Germany needs a strong rail system


The recruitment campaign continues: more employees for a strong rail system

For a strong rail system, DB Group is hiring about 22,000 new em­­ployees, trainees as well as career changers and pro­­fessionally experienced employees in Germany alone this year. These include more than 2,000 train drivers and about 1,500 traffic controllers, as well as about 3,300 maintenance technicians and about 1,300 service personnel on the trains. A total of about 4,000 young people will begin their training at DB Group in September, 200 more than last year. With more employees, we aim to become more robust and improve quality for our customers.

In order to attract new employees also from abroad, we are building a department for cross-border recruitment. Our goal is to attract up to 500 new employees from abroad each year. Engine drivers, bus drivers, electricians and engineers are particularly in demand.

To supplement DB Group’s professional qualification programs for people with a refugee or migration background, a social and cultural integration (Soziale und kulturelle Integration; SUKI) project was launched in early June 2019. DB Group has initiated the new project together with the Railway and Transport Workers Union (Eisenbahn- und Verkehrsgewerkschaft; EVG), the BSW&EWH Foundation Family and the Social Security Fund. The integration support placements within the SUKI framework are im­­plemented by the BSW&EWH Foundation Family and are supported by the Social Security Fund. The SUKIproject team advises and assists in overcoming social and cultural obstacles and promotes cohesion and integration within DB Group. The service includes cultural training and workshops, the coordination of pilot networks, case studies and the provision of services and auxiliary offers.

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