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Bosch to hire over 9,000 qualified specialists


Graduates and experienced professionals:

Positive career opportunities in new fields of expertise

* Over 9,000 jobs for engineers and business graduates in 2011, including 1,200 in Germany
* Dr. Malchow, director of industrial relations: “Innovation, international diversity, and an environment where values are put into practice – that is what Bosch offers as an employer”
* Bosch associates to total some 300,000 by the end of 2011

Stuttgart – The Bosch Group has launched a major recruitment drive in its anniversary year. In 2011, the supplier of technology and services is looking to hire over 9,000 qualified specialists worldwide, including 1,200 in Germany. “In the 125th year since Bosch was founded, we have a great demand for highly qualified and motivated junior managers to work with us on exciting projects in emerging areas of technology,” said Dr. Wolfgang Malchow, the director of industrial relations. These emerging areas include electromobility, photovoltaics, microelectronics, and medical technology. Bosch is looking in particular for electrical engineers, physicists, chemists, computer scientists, and mechanical engineers. Graduates with a business background can take advantage of many career opportunities at Bosch, in sales and marketing or procurement and controlling. In January, Bosch announced that it intends to employ some 300,000 associates by the end of 2011.

Bosch’s enduring reputation as an excellent employer
Bosch has an excellent reputation among students and graduates. Studies on employer attractiveness conducted by the market research institutes Trendence and Universum confirm the company’s enduring popularity. In Germany and across Europe, Bosch is rated particularly highly by students who have recently graduated in mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, and technology. “What our associates really appreciate – and what sets us apart from our competitors – is above all our spirit of innovation, our international structure, and the way our values are reflected in our everyday work,” says Dr. Malchow.

Building on diversity
Innovation thrives especially on diversity and equal opportunities. With current demographic change leading to a growing shortage of specialists, Bosch will be making special efforts to attract, recruit, and support particular target groups. “For instance, we want to employ more female graduates and increase the proportion of women in management positions from roughly 10 percent today to 15 percent by 2012,” says Dr. Malchow. Bosch is supporting women’s career development through several hundred part-time working models and mentoring programs. The company is a member of Femtec, the Berlin-based university career center for women in science and engineering, which helps women in a variety of ways, offering grants, workshops, and career advice seminars.

Numerous recruitment and development opportunities
Bosch offers employment and career development paths to suit everyone, from secondary-school and university students to graduates and professionals. The career paths new associates can choose include the PreMaster program for newly graduated bachelor students; the PhD student program for those looking to earn a doctorate; the Junior Managers Program for tomorrow’s management executives; the Graduate Specialist Program for those looking to become experts rather than managers; and direct recruitment to specific posts.

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Factsheet: Bosch as an employer

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, some 283,500 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal 2010. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some four billion euros for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

Bosch is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as a “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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