Dachser Austria promotes talent from within

Dachser Group has 255 next-generation logistics trainees outside of Germany, 58 of them in Austria

Dachser Austria promotes talent from within

At the family-owned company Dachser, a total of 639 new recruits have recently launched their careers in the following areas: freight forwarding and logistics, office management, IT, warehousing, warehouse logistics, and professional driving. In addition, 43 students have begun coursework in business management with a concentration on freight forwarding/transport/logistics. The most popular career path for trainees at Dachser is freight forwarding and logistics specialist with 322 apprenticeships, followed by warehouse logistics specialist and warehouse specialist (110 and 99 trainees respectively).

The training rate has held steady at a high level for a number of years, always around 10 percent. Hiring opportunities for those who successfully complete the training as well as future prospects at the company are very promising. “We place great emphasis on hiring from within, which is why we work so hard at developing talent,” says Martina Szautner, Corporate Director Corporate Human Resources. “Expectations of logistics staff are constantly rising, so high-quality training is imperative for a successful career.”

As an internationally oriented enterprise, Dachser puts its focus on training efforts also in other European countries. In Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, and France, dual-track training is already a well-established means for developing motivated logistics workers of the future. Dachser is currently training 58 young persons in Austria. The enterprise is also currently training 26 recruits to become Dachser Forwarding & Logistics Specialists in the UK, the Netherlands, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. The company’s in-house Education Program is based on the dual-track training system in Germany.

The family-owned company provides its trainees and students with the necessary tools based on logistics know-how and a clear set of values. “Logistics is a modern and complex field, with a strong focus on future markets,” says Szautner. “Making this exciting profession more attractive to young people is the mandate and mission of our training program.”

Dachser Austria with its two business lines European Logistics and Air & Sea Logistics saw strong growth in 2015 and counts among the big players in the Austrian logistics market. In the 2015 financial year they moved 1.7 million shipments or 1.2 million tonnes, resulting in a turnover of EUR 170.6 million. Dachser Austria has currently 470 employees at eleven locations.