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2022 Corporate Responsibility Report

Promoting the diversity of our young talent in Germany

Our contribution to the SDGs

We make targeted efforts to promote diversity among our junior staff. To this end, we analyze and promote the diverse potential of young people. Under certain circumstances, apprentices at Deutsche Telekom can take their training on a part-time basis. Dual students also have the option of completing their cooperative study program on a part-time basis under certain circumstances – if they are single parents, for example. Young people without a school-leaving certificate who have not found apprenticeships yet or do not yet have the maturity to do so can take part in an entry-level training scheme we offer, funded by the Employment Agency (Agentur für Arbeit). The trainini scheme introduces them to suitable professions and helps them prepare for an apprenticeship. In addition, we offered DiscoverMINT@telekom (only available in German), a one-year orientation program, for the first time in 2022. This program targets young people with university entrance qualifications who are still unsure what to do with respect to their further training. In close cooperation with their instructors, participants are supported and coached for twelve months during the program at Deutsche Telekom, experience professional practice, and attend courses and events at the university. The program is intended to help participants to get acquainted with the dual-study STEM img environment and make a sound decision for the next step in their development. We also continue to offer young refugees opportunities to start their careers with entry-level training, the DiscoverMINT program, an apprenticeship, or a dual study program. We generally ensure that all applicants who wish to start a career at Deutsche Telekom, can enjoy a non-discriminatory application process. As of December 31, 2022, 6.2 percent of the apprentices and dual students we employed were of non-German nationality; in total, 54 nations were represented.