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adesso steps up its efforts to foster new talent

Dortmund | 9. August 2021

With the new training year just around the corner, the number of junior staff at adesso now totals 580 – including 21 young apprentices and students on cooperative degree programmes, who are now embarking on their professional careers. Professionally oriented training is a crucial element of adesso’s efforts to foster new talent, which it has been able to maintain at the same high level of the previous year in spite of the pandemic.

According to the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the number of people beginning their vocational training in 2020 was the lowest recorded since German re-unification, as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the nation. But that’s certainly not the case at adesso. The IT service provider has successfully maintained its impressive number of students and apprentices and continues to invest a great deal of time and effort in fostering the next generation of talent in-house. Once again, adesso was able to fill all 21 internships and cooperative degree placements for the upcoming training year, taking the number of junior staff at the company to 580, which includes 120 apprentices and students on cooperative degree programmes and 460 working students.

The new trainees and dualis at adesso are looking forward to starting their careers. (Photo: adesso)

The new trainees and dualis at adesso are looking forward to starting their careers. (Photo: adesso)

adesso also offers a range of work experience placements for secondary school pupils and students. This year, around 80 young people completed placements at adesso. September will see the addition of a new seminar group for students studying IT-related courses, who will complete their mandatory IT placement as part of adesso’s established “rotating internship” programme. In the six-month placement, students are introduced to a variety of the roles and functions in an agile software development project. This year’s seminar group is a 50-50 split between male and female participants, very much in the spirit of adesso’s initiative to promote female involvement in IT, She for IT. The seminar team will take on a management project commission that will be implemented in a practical context at adesso.

adesso maintains direct contact with the latest generation of IT students through its two university partnerships and the bachelor degree courses supported by adesso: at the adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering at the XU Exponential University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany’s first university to focus exclusively on digitization and technology, and at the newly founded adesso School of Digital Health at the Hochschule Fresenius in Düsseldorf, which will begin operation in time for the upcoming 2021/22 winter semester.

Dirk Pothen is responsible for Human Resources on the adesso Executive Board: “Promoting the next generation of IT talent has always been one of our key objectives. We know how important it is to our success, our innovative strength and our competitiveness. In our eyes, training up young talent is a prudent investment in the future. On average, 85 % of new hires have remained with the company after completing their vocational training over the past few years – an impressive vote of confidence in our company.”

The current figures: A total of 17 of the apprentices and students on the cooperative degree programme have opted to train as IT technicians specialising in application development or system integration. One cooperative degree student has chosen to specialise as a mathematical/technical software developer. Three of our apprenticeships will be completing vocational training in office management.

Dirk Pothen

Dirk Pothen, member of the adesso Executive Board: "Promoting young talent is traditionally a top priority for us." (Photo: Martin Steffen)

If we have whetted your appetite to work for “Germany’s Best Employer 2020” (Large Companies category, Great Place to Work®), you can take a look at the apprenticeships and cooperative degree programmes available for next training year 2022/23 online at https://www.adesso.de/de/jobs-karriere/unsere-stellenangebote/.

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