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115 new trainees get started with Talanx – company offers career opportunities for refugees

  • 115 trainees and integrated degree students joining Talanx on 1 September
  • Last-minute places advertised for business IT scientists
  • Company offers career prospects for Spanish youth under the project Adelante! and provides training for refugees

115 (2016: 113) school-leavers across Germany are starting their training with Talanx on 1 September, thereof 86 (2016: 94) who are training to become qualified insurance and finance practitioners. A further 29 (2016: 19) trainees are taking an integrated degree programme, sixteen of them in insurance and thirteen in the field of business IT. Two training positions for aspiring business IT specialists are still available in Hannover on a last-minute basis for the upcoming training year; information on the application procedure can be found at "Digitalisation is one of the most important issues for Talanx – that is why we are increasingly on the lookout for business IT specialists. Students taking the integrated degree programme can obtain a Bachelor's degree and at the same time certification by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the space of three years. They receive a training salary, and as their employer we also pay their tuition fees", explains Thomas Belker, Spokesperson of the Management Board of Talanx Service AG, whose scope of responsibility includes human resources.

The total number of trainees employed by Talanx thus stands at 347 (2016: 380) at 18 locations Germany-wide, including 82 (2016: 92) in Hannover and 52 (2016: 59) in Cologne alone.

Company participates in project Adelante! and trains refugees

Talanx has teamed up with Hannover Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK Hannover) on the project Adelante! to give young people from Spain career prospects in Germany. The pilot programme is intended to highlight training and career opportunities in the fields covered by the IHK Hannover. As part of the process of adapting their vocational skills, two young people training as qualified insurance and finance practitioners will be starting their one-year practical phase with Talanx in Hannover on 1 January 2018; another trainee is on the verge of completing their certification. Not only that, the company is training two refugees at its Cologne location. Djoulde Barry from Guinea has been undergoing training as a chef for almost a year now; Fayez Allababidy from Syria embarks on an integrated degree programme in business IT on 1 September.

"Our training is practically oriented and tailored to requirements with a view to being able to offer the trainees further employment directly upon completion of their training", Thomas Belker explains. As in previous years, Talanx is planning to enable all these young recruits to stay on with the company after their training.


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