At the start of the 2020 training year, 600 trainees and 25 students across Germany took the first step on their career paths at Dachser. The logistics provider is thus sending a deliberate signal in uncertain times: it is investing in its people, who keep Dachser’s resilient and efficient network running and, in turn, global supply chains.
Especially popular this year among the young people are the business apprenticeships in forwarding and logistics services as well as training as a warehouse specialist. “We view training as a long-term commitment. That’s why, even in these challenging times, we continue to invest in qualifying and supporting the next generation of logistics employees,” says Dachser CEO Bernhard Simon. “Despite the coronavirus crisis, we are still hiring trainees and students because our top priority is having a strong team of motivated and skilled employees.”
Dachser currently has a total of about 1,800 future logistics experts who are either in training or are completing a course of study. As a global player, the family-owned company readies the next generation of employees for working in international logistics and offers them career prospects in a future-proof industry that is resilient to crises.
The logistics provider’s commitment to the education and training of professional truck drivers has seen positive development as well: 99 future drivers, including 18 women, are currently starting their training at Dachser. In addition, 47 drivers, 5 of them women, completed their training in summer 2020, and 19 professional drivers finished their partial qualification (TQ1) in commercial freight transport. Dachser has traditionally placed great value on high-quality training with knowledge sharing and support. “Training the next generation as valuable and motivated employees and then hiring them for the long term is part of our corporate culture,” Simon says.