Daimler Truck begins vocational training for 2023 intake

In News, Daimler2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineSeptember 15, 2023

Around 550 young people will begin vocational training at Daimler Truck in Germany at six truck and bus plants and 30 commercial vehicle centres and Daimler Buses Service Centers.

The newcomers can choose from a diverse range of training opportunities in 19 vocational trainings and nine dual study programmes.

In order to shape the transformation of the commercial vehicle industry, Daimler Truck is focusing on future-proof vocational trainings that take account of the transformation and are tailored to increasing digitalisation and the need for IT skills. The offer ranges from industrial mechanics to business information technology studies.

In addition, Daimler Truck is increasingly focusing on professions in the high-voltage sector. The company has already been training automotive mechatronics technicians for system and high-voltage technology for more than five years, and in the commercial area, the company is successfully focusing on business people for digitalisation management.

“We are in the midst of the biggest transformation of our industry – we are shaping the sustainable transport of the future,” said Jürgen Hartwig, member of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck responsible for Human Resources and Labor Director.

“In doing so, we are relying on experience, expertise, and young talent with creative ideas. I am pleased that we have once again been able to attract numerous motivated colleagues to Daimler Truck this year and are supporting them as they start their careers,” he said.

 Vocational Training at Daimler Truck

Across all age groups, around 1500 young people are currently completing a vocational training or dual study programme at Daimler Truck in Germany. The company provides vocational training in line with demand and offers all apprentices an employment contract at its plants after successful completion.

Thanks to additional technology modules, Industry 4.0 and digitalisation are an integral part of the training programs at Daimler Truck. Digitalisation offers new opportunities for resource-saving and effective learning – formats such as Virtual Paint and Virtual Welding. In addition to technical qualifications, the main focus is on the personal development of young colleagues.

Application process for 2024 is already underway at all German sites.