Five IT trainees successfully started their careers with us at the beginning of August. A prospective IT system management specialist, an IT specialist for application development, an IT specialist for system integration as well as two dual students specialising in IT for application development join the LIS team with immediate effect. We now employ a total of twelve trainees and six dual students and are defying the shortage of junior staff caused by Covid.
Almost normal career start
After months working from home, we were now able to offer the new employees an almost normal start to their working lives – naturally still in compliance with the applicable hygiene regulations. After an official welcoming event and a company presentation by our board members Magnus Wagner and Rolf Hansmann, a tour of the premises was on the agenda. To get to know each other, they went on a geocaching tour around the company headquarters on Hansaring after a joint lunch – after all, the young colleagues need to know where the nearest bakery is.
Despite of Corona
“Regardless of the discontinuation of recruiting opportunities such as school visits or trade fairs, we have managed to slightly increase the number of career starters compared to the previous year – great proof that we are perceived by junior staff in the region as an attractive and secure company for vocational training,” says our trainer Christopher Essing. The fact that our training is of high quality is also shown by the consistently above-average results of our graduates in the final examination. This year the IHK Nord Westfalen again honours one of our trainees for his outstanding performance.
Good chances of being taken over
The trained IT specialist for application development will continue to work for us as a dual student during the semester breaks after his very good exam. “This means that, as usual, we are relying on the concept of covering our growing demand for skilled workers with our own junior staff as far as possible. Many of our current specialists started with us as trainees back then,” Essing knows. So the new trainees also have good prospects of a permanent position later on.