My chance to get going
The decreasing number of students finishing their secondary education makes it harder for Deutsche Telekom to find suitable applicants for current training openings and cooperative degree courses in certain subject areas and at an increasing number of locations. Identifying and developing hidden potential and talent is one of our key challenges today. That is why we launched the "My chance to get going" project in the fall of 2009 together with the German Federal Employment Agency to support and integrate young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. With the help of a special entry-level training scheme, they train the skills needed for a vocational training program. The scheme is designed to achieve two main objectives:
- Young people who got off to a difficult start are given a concrete perspective for a training position and the chance for employment at the company in the long term.
- Secondly, we want to create structures that enable us to continue to offer quality training programs for young people even though trainees on vocational training programs will be much more heterogeneous in the future.