DIHK President

DIHK sees opportunities for so-called old applicants engineering professions need more advertising Berlin/Dusseldorf, November 11, 2010 the apprenticeship market seems empty. The offer exceeds the demand currently. Hans Heinrich drift man points out, President of the German of industry and Commerce (DIHK). Therefore, nationwide 327.000 new apprenticeship contracts were registered until the end of October. These are despite demo-discography-related school-leavers decline by three percent, 0.2 percent more than in the same month last year. In a huge gap between the old and the new Laender exists.

In Germany, there is an increase of 2.0 percent. In East Germany the contract figures almost 8 percent below the prior-year level”, explains drift man. This total unexpectedly positive development would point out that the enterprises against the background of increasing skills shortages are willing to give a chance to even weaker graduates or rely more on so-called old applicants.” The positive trend is confirmed by the last numbers of the federal employment agency. End of September, there were nationwide barely 20,000 free apprenticeships at only 12,300 unserved applicants. Supply clearly exceeds the demand. ALT applicants who have found yet no, should take advantage of this situation and apply the subsequent mediation actions to an apprenticeship”, recommends the DIHK President. The end of October under the auspices of the DIHK extended training pact took into account the demographic turnaround. The Pact partners want to improve education maturity and professional orientation, utilizing the potential of projectiles, applicants for old and young people from a migrant background, but inspire too powerful for a dual training.

Only so let reach continues to annually 60,000 new jobs and 30,000 new training companies to win the goal of the Pact partners. Meanwhile, the phenomenon of lack of skilled workers is obviously noticeable with each passing month. About two-thirds of all 176 Employment agencies report therefore major bottlenecks in the metal trades, engineers and doctors.