DB Schenker launches “young.stars academy” training initiative
DB Schenker’s “young.stars academy” training initiative was launched today in Schladming with more than 120 trainees from all regions of Austria. The talented young individuals received a warm welcome during the kick-off event from Kurt Leidinger, CEO of DB Schenker in Austria and South East Europe, Member of Parliament Karl Lackner, Alexander Klacska, Branch Chairman Transport and Logistics, Austrian Economic Chamber, and Martin Obermüller, Head of Human Resources at DB Schenker in Austria.
“As the leading company in the logistics sector with nearly 2,000 employees in Austria, it’s very important to us to provide training to talented young people because you, our young talents, are the future,” said Leidinger in his opening address. This was also the reason why DB Schenker teamed up with experienced experts to launch its new “young.stars academy” training initiative in Austria. The new training format focuses on both professional qualification and, just as important, the further development of personal and social skills. “Along with acquiring the practical knowledge they need, our trainees will therefore also improve their personal and social skills, which will make them true top-notch experts in the future,” added Obermüller.
Focus on personal and social skills
The new training program has a modular structure and consists of two full-day instruction units per training year. During the first year, an outdoor workshop is held in which trainees gain in-depth knowledge of their various roles in the company and receive extensive training in communication methods and proper behavior on the telephone. The second year focuses on teamwork and dealing with conflicts, while the third year of training primarily seeks to strengthen independent thinking among trainees, as well as their sense of personal responsibility for the actions they take. During the third year, trainees also develop criteria for evaluating their own personal success.
Ing. Mag. Alexander Klacska is also very pleased with the new training program. “The new training initiative at DB Schenker not only provides trainees with the technical knowledge they need; it also strengthens their social skills,” said Klacska. “This means they will be ideally educated and prepared for the working world, and will thus benefit the Austrian economy as well.”
Training program instructors are provided by the Timeout Academy - Müller & Partner KG.
DB Schenker in Austria and South East Europe
DB Schenker is an international logistics services provider that employs more than 95,000 people at 2,000 locations. Schenker & Co AG in Vienna serves as the Regional Head Office for South East Europe. DB Schenker currently employs more than 5,300 workers at 80 locations in the Region’s 14 countries. DB Schenker in Austria — and by extension in South East Europe — is thus one of the largest national subsidiaries in the DB Schenker global network. The DB Climate Protection 2020 program is designed to reduce DB Schenker’s specific CO2 emissions (transport-related) by 20 percent worldwide between 2006 and 2020.
120 Lehrlinge setzen auf neues Ausbildungsprogramm von DB Schenker
Aus allen Regionen Österreichs kamen Lehrlinge nach Schladming
DB Schenker CEO Kurt Leidinger mit den Teilnehmern der „young.stars academy“
Persönlichkeitsentwicklung ist einer der Schwerpunkte der "young.stars academy"
Anhand von Gruppenspielen wird die Teamfähigkeit gefördert
Auch die Lehrlingsbeauftragten haben sichtlich Spaß an ihrem Weiterbildungsprogramm
DB Schenker CEO Kurt Leidinger mit dem Keynote Speaker der "young.stars academy", Tom Walek von Ö3
Pressekonferenz der "young-stars academy" mit (v.l.n.r.) Landtagsabgeordnetem Karl Lackner; Ing. Mag. Alexander Klacska, Obmann der Bundessparte Transport und Verkehr der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich; Kurt Leidinger, CEO von DB Schenker in Österreich und Südosteuropa; Mag. Martin Obermüller, Head of Human Resources von DB Schenker in Österreich und Südosteuropa;
DB Schenker-Lehrlingsinitiative „young.stars academy“ - Pressekonferenz in Schladming mit (v.l.n.r.) Ing. Mag. Alexander Klacska, Obmann der Bundessparte Transport und Verkehr der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich; Kurt Leidinger, CEO von DB Schenker in Österreich und Südosteuropa; Mag. Martin Obermüller, Head of Human Resources von DB Schenker in Österreich und Südosteuropa; Landtagsabgeordneter Karl Lackner
Auftakt der Pressekonferenz mit DB Schenker CEO Kurt Leidinger