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Rheinmetall places among Germany’s best trainers

Rheinmetall has been recognized once again for its activities in the Human Resources domain. In a survey conducted by the German magazine “CAPITAL”, the Rheinmetall Group was awarded five stars, placing it among the best companies in Germany when it comes to training.

After coming off well in the “trendence -Studie”, in which the Group took 41st place among the 100 most attractive employers for engineers, recently Rheinmetall did even better in the “Universum Young Professional Survey 2020”, advancing to 34th place in the junior engineer category. Conducted from March to June 2020, the “CAPITAL” study – the fourth of its kind – was based on apprenticeship and dual study programs. The Group, which has 767 trainees at home and abroad, was awarded 23 points out of maximum total of 25.

“This award is an outstanding confirmation of the commitment our trainers show throughout the Group, day in, day out. It also validates the basic orientation and structure of training at Rheinmetall,” declares Peter Sebastian Krause, Member of the Executive Board with special responsibility for HR matters and Labor Director of Rheinmetall AG. In Germany alone, in 2019 the Group invested more than 13 million euros in inhouse training, with a total of 420 trainees nationwide.

In addition to Rheinmetall’s top ranking, a number of Group subsidiaries have also received best trainer awards. Among these are MS Motorservice International GmbH. Located in Neuenstadt in southwest Germany, the spare parts specialist currently has thirteen trainees undergoing vocational training in wholesale and foreign trade management and warehouse logistics as well as eight dual study program students pursuing business administration degrees, variously specializing in commerce, international business, and industrial engineering.

Pierburg’s Neuss plant was recognized, too. Here, at company headquarters as well as the “Niederrhein” plant, 63 young people are currently undergoing training in a wide variety of administrative, technical, and commercial trades. For the third time, KS Gleitlager GmbH in St. Leon-Rot, also located in southwest Germany, was awarded four out of five stars. Here, 25 trainees are learning to be industrial mechanics, tool mechanics, electronic technicians, and industrial clerks, while three dual study program students are pursuing courses in automation technology and industrial management.

Encompassing nearly 700 companies, the “CAPITAL” survey involves extensive, carefully validated assessment criteria. Questions focus on the quality of the trainers, trainee support, teaching methods, training plans, and success tracking. But the survey also covers such topics as subsequent hiring, drop-out rates, salaries, interaction with digital media, drawing on the technical competence of the trainees and dual program students, as well as the way companies market their training programs.