Ulm/Germany, 15 December 2021 – For the first time, sensor solutions specialist HENSOLDT has taken part in the "Das hat Potenzial!" “That has potential”!) competition organised by the nationwide SCHULEWIRTSCHAFT network - and directly secured 1st place in the "SCHULEWIRTSCHAFT-Starter" category.
HENSOLDT was able to prevail over the competition thanks to its committed, targeted support of trainees and dual students as well as its comprehensive support in the professional orientation of pupils. The competition is sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and was held for the tenth time this year. The digital award ceremony with Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Bareiß took place at the beginning of December.
"Especially the transition from school or university to the working world often means a big change and also a challenge for young people," says Peter Fieser, HR Director at HENSOLDT. "In order to give the freshly graduated HENSOLDTians the best possible start to their careers, we rely on specially developed personnel development models such as 'Start, Go and Run for future'. In these activities, the trainees get to know each other and the company and its values, sometimes in workshops lasting several days, with the help of targeted experiential education." During the apprenticeship or the dual study programme, HENSOLDT actively supports stays abroad, for example at the company locations in England or South Africa, as well as cross-location departmental rotations. Currently, approximately 200 young people are completing an apprenticeship or dual study programme at HENSOLDT.
"After successful completion, all young HENSOLDTians receive a permanent employment contract," says training manager Werner Stockburger. "In order to ensure a smooth transfer to the area of the company that best suits the interests and skills of the trainees, they gain extensive insights into a wide variety of areas during their training and have the choice between a wide range of further training and development opportunities," adds Stockburger.
As a technology pioneer, HENSOLDT is also particularly interested in promoting young talent in STEM professions and therefore works, among other things, with a large number of kindergartens and primary schools to introduce girls in particular to technology at an early age. In addition, the company maintains educational partnerships with secondary schools and girls' schools and uses HENSOLDT training ambassadors. In addition, the company organises career guidance and technology days as well as Girls' and Boys' Day and conducts technology lessons together with schools.
About the SCHULEWIRTSCHAFT Award "That has potential!
Since 2012, the SCHULEWIRTSCHAFT network has been honouring exemplary commitment to vocational orientation and the transition from school to the world of work in various categories with a competition sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. A jury consisting of representatives from the Federal Ministry, universities, schools and business selected a total of 18 prize winners this year, including three in the category "SCHULEWIRTSCHAFT-Starter". www.schulewirtschaft.de/preis
About the SCHULEWIRTSCHAFT network
SCHULEWIRTSCHAFT has stood for successful cooperation and mutual support between schools and businesses for over 65 years. In this network, representatives of schools and the world of work are committed to a good and sound education and the future of young people across all schools and sectors. www.schulewirtschaft.de
HENSOLDT is a German champion in the defence industry with a leading market position in Europe and global reach. The company, headquartered in Taufkirchen near Munich, develops sensor solutions for defence and security applications. As a technology leader, HENSOLDT is also continuously expanding its portfolio in cyber and developing new products to combat a wide range of threats based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cybersecurity. With more than 5,600 employees, HENSOLDT generated revenues of EUR 1.2 billion in 2020. HENSOLDT is listed on SDAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
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