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Deutsche Telekom plans up to 4,000 new jobs in Germany for 2008


* Deutsche Telekom plans up to 4,000 new jobs in Germany for 2008
* Wide range of opportunities for university graduates, experienced experts
and junior staff completing vocational training
* Deutsche Telekom to raise profile as talent and training company
* Another 3,800 additional traineeships this year
* Thomas Sattelberger: "We must not ignore demographic
transformation. Need more fresh talent"

Deutsche Telekom is focusing more strongly on the recruitment of junior staff and experienced experts as part of its longer-term HR development. Against the backdrop of business prospects for 2008, the company intends to attract around 4,000 new employees. The areas for recruitment span information technology (IT), high-tech product development, business management as well as sales and service. In addition, another 3,800 new traineeships will be offered this year in trendy fields. Once again, this makes Deutsche Telekom the largest training company in Germany, with a trainee ratio of around eight percent.

“This recruitment and training policy will serve to raise the profile and enhance the reputation of Deutsche Telekom as an attractive talent and training company, making it a more appealing employer,” said Thomas Sattelberger, Member of the Board of Management, Human Resources: “We are also strengthening innovation capacity in our high-tech working areas.” Given the age structures in society and in corporations, it is absolutely essential for Deutsche Telekom to create prospects for younger people in particular, Mr. Sattelberger said. At the same time, it is necessary to recruit experienced experts. Sattelberger added: "We must not ignore the demographic transformation. Whoever fails to recruit more junior staff and recognized experts now will pay the price in a few years’ time. The future competitiveness of Deutsche Telekom, an international high-tech group in the service sector, will hinge on our ability to bring on board the right people with innovative qualifications in the
next few years"

Consequently, Deutsche Telekom’s job offers are also focusing increasingly on young university graduates. The subjects required include business management, IT, industrial engineering, electrical engineering, and media science. This not only takes into account the high-tech product range, but also the increased demands resulting from the company’s internationalization. “Unfortunately, in the discussions about staff restructuring, no mention is made of the fact that each year Deutsche Telekom offers a vast array of highly attractive jobs with exciting development prospects for men and women at an international level,” said Sattelberger: “We intend to radically change this one-sided view. We are also a prime example of family-friendly HR policy and diversity.”

In addition to up to 4,000 new jobs, Deutsche Telekom is once again offering around 3,800 traineeships at 39 locations in Germany this year. The training offers are clearly focused on service, sales and technology. The main need is for dialog marketing assistants, IT systems electronics technicians, IT technicians, IT systems sales assistants, and retail sales assistants. The company is offering over 250 of these attractive training opportunities in its dual bachelor degree program for high-school graduates, with the focus on economics, telecommunications and information as well as business administration.


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