In many organizations, only those applicants who have excellent grades and present themselves convincingly during the personal interview win the race. Naturally, good grades are required at Diehl as well and are helpful, however, we are not looking primarily for a perfect presentation: “We look for applicants that fit to Diehl, a family owned business, and are happy to face the daily challenges in working life at Diehl. That is young people who find our company culture appealing, and ideally would like to spend their entire working life with us”, Johanna Prottengeier, Specialist Assistant at Diehl Ausbildungs- und Qualifizierungs-GmbH (DAQ) points out making the expectations of the organization clear.
Diehl takes considerable efforts to prepare their young talents optimally to tackle the future challenges. Besides imparting the necessary professional know-how, support is also provided for personal development, e.g. through joint campaigns and seminars, company visits and study tours. And – as the traditional highlight of the training – a trip to Berlin to learn more about political processes and the most important institutions of our country.
A fundamental success factor during the training is the close relationship between the trainers and their trainees. “This does not suggest any obtrusiveness but a benevolent participation in the development of a young human being”, says Johanna Prottengeier. “Our experienced trainers can specifically enhance the strengths of the trainees and provide consistent help to overcome their weaknesses. Besides imparting corporate knowledge, they also practice the values of the Diehl family business”, says Johanna Prottengeier, who herself started as a trainee at Diehl.
The traditional high value placed on the company anniversaries at Diehl is based, not least, on the consistent support given to young professionals at the beginning of their careers. “We take our trainees seriously with respect to their personal development. Therefore, we also expect in turn team spirit, respectful behavior, and long term commitment”, Prottengeier states. “It is important at Diehl to help not only the usual dual trainees and dual university students, but also -especially in recent times -young