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  • 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report
2015 Corporate Responsibility Report

Training and development

Skills development at Telekom Training in Germany

Deutsche Telekom offers its employees a range of advanced training measures, which enable them to develop and brush up their skills. Our workforce has invested over 4.5 million hours worldwide in training, some 45 percent of these outside Germany.

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Reporting against standards

By reporting this data we fully cover the G4-LA9 (Average hours of training per year per employee) and G4-LA10 (Skills management and lifelong learning) GRI indicators as well as the S02-02 (Training expenses per employee) EFFAS indicator. This data also covers criterion 16 (Steps taken to promote the general employability of all employees) of the German Sustainability Code.

The object of our international development and leadership programs is for high potentials and high achievers to gain a foothold in the Group, to keep them loyal to the company and to position them in suitable jobs. These programs focus on development of the upcoming leader generation and on support in coping with the challenges they face now and in the future. Another focus is to enhance their sense of belonging, to increase knowledge exchange and to promote personal responsibility.

Around 50 young people began vocational training or a cooperative course of study on a part-time basis again in 2015. For many of them this is the only way to combine training and their first job with the problems of life as a single parent. Part-time training is offered for all vocational training programs at Deutsche Telekom, and means 25 hours per week either in the company, in school or at the vocational training center. The highlight of this is that, like all apprentices, part-time candidates can cut their training to two and a half years and therefore apply for a job earlier than would have otherwise been possible. A success model all round, since Deutsche Telekom also benefits from the young people’s commitment.

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Reporting against standards

By reporting this data we partially cover the G4-LA9 (Average hours of training per year per employee) GRI performance indicator. This data is also relevant for criterion 15 (Diversity and health) of the German Sustainability Code.

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