As in previous years, the primary focus of training this year will be on technical and IT professions, which account for about 80 percent of the curricula. Roughly 40 percent of the training positions are in work-study programs. While apprentices can earn a German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) degree, work-study participants complete their program with a bachelor's degree in engineering or science, often combined with an IHK degree.
For the seventh time, a new group of apprentices is joining in Siemens' international vocational initiative: 27 young people from 15 countries will be participating in the International Tech Apprenticeship@Siemens (ITA@S) program in Berlin, including apprentices from Iraq, Pakistan, Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates. They are being sent to Berlin by their local Siemens Regional Companies to be trained as electronic specialists for industrial engineering or in mechatronics engineering. All in all, around 106 young people from outside Germany are currently being trained at Siemens in Berlin as part of the ITA@S program.
With approximately 11,400 apprentices and work-study program participants worldwide, Siemens is one of the world's largest and most innovative private training companies. In Germany, Siemens has about 8,800 apprentices and work-study participants, of whom around 6,500 are being trained for careers at the company and some further 2,300 for external partners. Outside Germany, Siemens is offering around 2,600 young people a professional future. In fiscal 2017, Siemens invested more than €240 million worldwide in training young people, of which nearly €190 million was spent in Germany.
Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Healthineers also provide training programs in Germany, with statistics on these programs being published separately.
Additional information about training is available at: www.siemens.com/career