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Deutsche Bahn is on track with training: More applications than ever before

Deutsche Bahn is on track with training: More applications than ever before
photo: Dominic Dupont / Deutsche Bahn AG /Trainees in on-board catering
22 / 08 / 2022

Before the start of apprenticeships on 1 September, Deutsche Bahn remains clearly on course concerning training. More young people than ever before have applied for the new training year at DB: 115,000! By way of comparison, two years ago the figure was 96,000. A total of 5,200 junior staff are due to start their training, studies or qualification in the DB Group this year - this is also a record.

Martin Seiler, Member of the Management Board for Human Resources and Legal Affairs at DB: "The interest of young people in Deutsche Bahn shows that DB is perceived as an attractive employer with secure and exciting jobs for the future. We are pleased about the many young talents with whom we want to further advance the transport turnaround." At the same time, Martin Seiler points out that "the job market has changed a lot. Despite an increasing number of applications, it is becoming more challenging to fill all positions for junior staff. But we are in the final spurt."

DB Training, Learning & Consulting - Leipzig Training Workshop / Deutsche Bahn AG / Volker Emersleben

In addition to the positive employer image, Seiler adds that a "very innovative and creative recruitment process" is responsible for the good results. Recruiters specialising in student groups were constantly developing new measures to reach out to young talent. Some examples: There are insights into the DB professional world on social media channels relevant to the target group. With the job profiler, interested parties can playfully find out on the DB careers page which training or degree course might suit them. In addition, cover letters for apprenticeships were already abolished in 2018 to make applications easier. The online test was also suspended as a result.

There are still training and study places for this autumn - for example for the professions of train dispatcher:in and track builder:in - as well as already positions for 2023. The railway offers around 50 training professions and 25 dual study programmes. More information at
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DB CEO Richard Lutz and HR Director Martin Seiler will personally welcome many apprentices in a large Berlin cinema on 1 September 2022. The event will be broadcast at seven other cinema locations in Germany.


Source: Deutsche Bahn Press Releases