Ready, set, go! Start of the new training year at the EDAG Group

From left to right: Holger Merz, (EDAG Group CFO), Susanne Brune (Head of Talent and Performance Management at the EDAG Group) and Cosimo De Carlo (EDAG Group CEO) welcomed new junior employees at the Welcome Week in Fulda. (Photo: EDAG Group)

88 junior employees get their careers off to a successful start

"You can only ever learn from someone who loves his subject": not just a quotation from the author Max Brod, but also what it says in the training section of the EDAG Group's website. 88 young people, 55 in Fulda alone, are starting their careers with the EDAG Group, global engineering service providers, this year.

No matter whether they are doing an apprenticeship, dual study program, training-integrated study program or technical college internship with the EDAG Group: all new recruits always come to Fulda for a welcome week in mid-August. Getting to know each other and networking between different sites (Fulda, Munich, Wolfsburg and Ingolstadt) and company divisions is given top priority, because team spirit is one the EDAG Group's most important success factors, and therefore also part of the corporate culture.

Throughout Germany, the engineering service provider offers more than 25 different apprenticeships and degree courses. Founded in 1969, the EDAG Group meanwhile has 60 branch offices in 19 countries, and a workforce of almost 8000. Susanne Brune, the EDAG Group's Head of Talent and Performance Management, welcomed the newcomers to Fulda and stressed the value of the Welcome Week as an excellent opportunity to establish initial contacts with colleagues, find out more about the EDAG Group, and acquire new knowledge.

Cosimo De Carlo, CEO of the EDAG Group, and EDAG Group CFO Holger Merz made sure to take this opportunity to welcome this year's new apprentices and dual system students to the EDAG Group. "With our almost 50 years of experience as a training company, we will support you from now on to give you a qualified start to your careers. So far, we have trained more than 2,000 future shapers in both technical and commercial careers," said Holger Merz. Cosimo De Carlo added: "An exciting time awaits you - we have many innovative projects and a variety of interesting activities with high social relevance. Only by working together can we handle our customers' complex projects."

In addition to the welcome by the Executive Management and some initial training, team building events were also on the agenda. One particular highlight for all newcomers to EDAG was a visit to an escape room. Only by working together were the young people able to solve all the puzzles and achieve their aim - namely to get out of the escape room. The apprentices and dual system students found all the information they needed in next to no time, and were afterwards singled out for praise by the organizer, who called them a "top team". After they had worked together so successfully, a welcome party was held at the Kurfürst in Fulda. The people from Fulda who had completed their apprenticeships or studies this year were also awarded their certificates at this event.

The new training year also marked the start of the application process for apprentices beginning in 2023. There are 192 vacancies for apprenticeships in 24 different profession and 23 dual degree courses waiting to be filled. Interested parties can receive further information on training opportunities within the EDAG Group at the careers fair in Fulda on 9/9/2022 and 9/10/2022, or on our website www.edag.com.