Berlin (dpa) – For Start the new training year are young people still tens of thousands of places open. 172,224 training places were noisy German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) according to the latest figures from the end of July unoccupied.
“young apprenticeship applicants this year have the very best chance of finding a training place”, said DIHK President Eric Schweitzer the German Press Agency in Berlin.
“end of July were reported more training opportunities as young people seeking for employment agencies to 24 000,” Schweitzer said. Thus were still more than 12 800 seats for aspiring Einzelhandelskaufmann men and women open, around 11 400 as retailers and approximately 6200 places for chefs. At work the hotel expert and the hotel management was around 4400 open spaces. Available seats as merchants in office management, there were around 5300. Thousands open spaces was also made in the hairdressers (4300), warehouse logisticians (4000), Automotive mechatronics (4000) and medical staff (2200).
Schweitzer pointed to problems for many companies. “Running out of candidates.” According to the recent DIHK-training survey would now remain unfilled in almost every third training company apprenticeships. “And some 14 000 have no more applicants.” The trend for the study and the declining number of school leavers were beating here by. So did in 2015 around 150 000 young people more began to study than in 2005. During this time, at the same time is the number of applicants for apprenticeships fell by about 190 000 -. This was a decline of 25 percent
“Many young people are not aware that the risk of unemployment is lower in a combination of workplace training and education than academics, “Schweitzer said. “And often earned an expert in no way worse than someone who has attended a university.”
The schools said the DIHK head on, the students do not give priority to mobilize towards universities, but giving them vocational orientation. The Alliance for training of federal, state, business and trade unions, the training should be strengthened, he stressed. Many farms would also push against the current trend and intensively promote their education. The chances of secondary school pupils would get better.