Training & development.

  • Telekom offers training positions to 9,600 apprentices and students in cooperative study programs.
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  • Telekom implements Bologna reform and supports employees in part-time study programs.
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In order to offer our customers solutions for connected life and work, we need a multi-faceted and diverse array of talent among our employees, whether apprentices, students on cooperative programs, young people at the start of their careers, or experts and executives with professional experience.

Top training provider: 9,600 trainees, 1,200 of student on cooperative study programs.

We have stood for outstanding in-company training and continuing education since long before the Bologna process was started. We have been one of the biggest training providers in Germany for years. For 2010 to 2013, as in the prior years, we have set a trainee ratio of 8.7 percent of the workforce in Germany—a leading value. In 2011 we were once again able to offer some 3,300 young people the opportunity to start a high quality career training program with our training and cooperative study offers. In training year 2011/2012, we have some 9,600 apprentices and students overall. Of these, some 1,200 are students on cooperative degree programs, which we offer in partnership with ten universities and other educational institutions. In addition, we have our own University of Applied Sciences, the Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig (HfTL), where, besides the studens in the cooperative and part-time degree programs, 260 full-time students are on Bachelors or Masters programs.

Bologna@Telekom enables employees to get an academic education along with their work.

The aim of Bologna@Telekom is to contribute to the personal development of employees and ensure their employability and the supply of trained professionals for Telekom for the long term. At the start of the 2011 winter semester, more than 440 employees were studying part time with support from the Group in terms of time and financing. Employees can choose between seven partner universities and 24 different degree programs in information and communications technology, business information systems, digital pioneering, and business administration. From 2012, we will add more Masters programs to the offering. The number of supported employees will then increase to around 600 in total. Since June 2011, Deutsche Telekom has also facilitated the part-time doctorate, thus meeting the increased interest from our employees in academic education and training. In 2011, the Group received recognition for its commitment with one of the most prestigious German awards in the field of professional education, the Initiative in Training and Development award.

Support for outstanding talent in the IT area.

In addition to our university involvement, we set up or continued other training initiatives that further enhance our search for and promotion of talent. They included, for example, the Young IT Talents program, with which we want to specifically promote and retain up to three percent of our best IT apprentices and students each year, for example by giving them the opportunity to take over challenging customer projects. Participants can also work toward further qualifications and network in their own community, at internal and external expert and training events and in national as well as international competitions.

Update on the 2010/2011 CR program.
Sub-targets Status of implementation/measures
Establish and expand part-time degree programs (Bologna@Telekom)     Implementation underway.
  • Further development of the Bologna@Telekom initiative in Germany
  • Cooperation with nine universities and promotion of part-time study programs in 14 Bachelor and 14 Master degree programs
Deutschlandstipendium scholarship program   Target achieved.
  • As of summer semester 2011, support of the German federal government's national scholarship system: 360 scholarships within the four coming years

2010/2011 CR program

The current 2011/2012 CR program can be found in the "Strategy & management" section.


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