adesso AG is providing young apprentices with a practical start to their careers. A key part of this is the direct involvement of new recruits in specific projects. In this way, the young apprentices gain the opportunity to put into practice what they learnt in their formal training. Learning by doing and direct involvement in real operational scenarios prepare the budding IT experts and business managers for their future careers right from the outset.
This year, adesso is also providing training in events management for the first time and is thereby expanding its portfolio of formal training subjects. The IT service provider is also expanding in terms of training locations. The Dortmund headquarters still houses the training centre, but the junior employees are now working at the Cologne, Essen and Frankfurt offices.
Combined programme: theory and practice in one
adesso has spent the last nine years placing particular focus on a combined vocational training and degree programme. Nine new recruits have chosen this path and are combining their training, which includes an IHK (Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce) exam, with a course in software and system technology at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund. This will provide them with academic training and introduce them to the practical side of business at the same time. This double certification guarantees students the best professional prospects. Direct integration into a company promotes target-oriented qualification, which often results in students staying on in the company to do a master’s degree once they have completed their bachelor’s degree, or being immediately recruited into a permanent position at adesso.