Dortmund, August 4, 2011. The prospects for young people in trade are good. The multifaceted training and quick career possibilities are popular with people first entering the job market. On Monday 151 women and men began their apprenticeship at the 1-Euro discounter. The company currently trains 388 young people in eight occupations throughout Germany. 285 apprentices have already successfully completed their apprenticeship at TEDi.
“Training plays an important role at TEDi. Because we are increasingly focusing on employees that have gotten to know our company from the ground up. It is for this reason that we not only train young people, but take on roughly 90 percent of our apprentices yearly”, explains Benjamin Pliet, Director of Employee Development at TEDi.
The career opportunities at the business enterprise are quite interesting. Many former apprentices now work in leadership positions within the company. In order to ensure the next generation of employees from within their own ranks, in all areas, TEDi offers apprenticeships in very different departments. Young people can, among other things, chose between the apprenticeship for Certified Commercial Assistant in Retail (m/w), Certified Trading Manager (m/w), office clerk (m/w), Wholesale and Export Trader (m/w), Human Resources Consultant (m/w), Warehouse Logistics Specialist as well as Logistics Manager (m/w). In doing so, the apprentices complete their training in the headquarters in Dortmund as well as in the over 1,200 stores throughout Germany.
What is particularly attractive and popular with the applicants in the combined training and continued education for the Certified Commercial Assistant in Retail (m/w). For high-school graduates who cannot decide between a course of studies and an apprenticeship this model is ideal. After 36 months the apprentices can acquire the IHK Certifications, “Management Assistant in Retail (m/w)”, and “Certified Commercial Assistant in Retail (m/w)” and are thereby prepared for a successful career in business.
With more than 1,200 stores, TEDi is the local provider among the 1-Euro discounters in Germany. Since the beginning of May 2011 the company is also represented in Austria. As yet, six TEDi stores have been opened there. TEDi’s growth is also mirrored in the number of employees: In the meantime more than 8,000 people work for the 1-Euro discounter. From the beginning, TEDi was aware of its responsibility towards young women and men and created training positions from the first day on. To date, 232 of them have successfully completed their training. Currently, 289 apprentices are being trained in eight different occupations. Furthermore, the company is also aware of its social responsibility: since 2007, TEDi has supported the “help and hope” foundation, which initiates social projects to help children in need.