Winning talent

Winning talent

We cooperate worldwide with universities and research institutions to attract qualified students and graduates and to retain them long term. We also provide training programmes and university courses with a work experience element to young people as well as training opportunities in various technical and commercial areas. The number of apprentices and trainees as a proportion of the total number of Linde employees was 1 percent in 2017 (2016: 0.8 percent), of which 69.2 percent (2016: 54.7 percent) were in non-German companies. In Germany, we offer training in 23 (2016: 25) different professions. During the reporting year, 99 apprentices and trainees were recruited in Germany (2016: 103) and we took on 28 percent (2016: 36 percent) of one year’s cohort of apprentices and trainees as permanent employees at the end of their vocational training and offered a further 63 percent (2016: 51 percent) a fixed-term contract. The training opportunities we offer are continually being tailored to meet the future requirements of the Group. Most of the apprentices and trainees who left us after completing their training are pursuing further studies at school, college or university.

The new cohort of our 20-month European Graduate Programme started in autumn 2017. This programme offers talented young people the opportunity to work in Linde subsidiaries in different countries to gain practical insights into various areas of the Group and prepares them for future management roles within Linde.

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2017

 

2016

 

2015

 

2014

 

2013

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In line with the information in the Financial Report 2017, the figures provided for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 exclude the business of the logistics service provider Gist, as it has been reported as a discontinued operation.

Lagebericht 2014

Included in the audited Non-Financial Report

Employees who attended training opportunities 

%

 

Lagebericht 2014 40.6

 

Lagebericht 2014 38.2

 

61.0

 

66.2

 

60.3

Average training days per participant

 

 

Lagebericht 2014 4.3

 

Lagebericht 2014 3.7

 

2.9

 

3.1

 

3.0

Average expenditure on training programmes per participant

 

Lagebericht 2014 328

 

Lagebericht 2014 372

 

369

 

350

 

341

Apprentices and trainees in total workforce

%

 

1.0

 

0.8

 

0.9

 

0.9

 

0.9

Apprentices and trainees in Germany

%

 

3.7

 

3.4

 

3.0

 

3.2

 

3.1

In 2017, we continued to pursue activities aimed at winning talented employees. So, for example, we redesigned the Group’s global careers website.

In 2017, we invested around EUR 7.7 m in the professional development of our staff (2016: EUR 8.5 m). Our professional development programmes cover subjects such as personnel management, intercultural communication and diversity. In the Engineering Division, for example, we provide special training programmes for project managers, engineers with managerial responsibilities and employees working in sales.

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