Training kicks off: Craiss wel-comes five young professionals

• Logistics service provider trains newcomers in commercial pro-fessions

• The training locations are Mühlacker, Warburg and Kleinenberg

• The number of applicants is low

Susanne Mei (far left), HR and Training Assistant, and Thomas Düwert (far right), Team Leader for Full Truck Load Shipping and Trainer, welcome five new trainees to Craiss Generation Logistik GmbH & Co. KG (from left to right): Rafael Henrion, Tomasz Baranski, Gamze Ogul, Lena Hage and Khadi-ja Satiyeva.

Craiss Generation Logistik GmbH & Co. KG today welcomed its new trainees to the company's headquarters. From now on, three forwarding agents in Mühlacker and one office management clerk a piece in Kleinenberg and Warburg will strengthen the internationally active transport and logistics company. The owner-managed, medium-sized company em-ploys a total of 12 trainees and students on dual work and study programmes.

"Even if we can't complain about the total number of young employees in the company, we can still see the applicant market, which has simply emptied out. We are therefore all the more delighted about our five new talents, who have decided to pursue a career in logistics," says Susanne Mei, Human Resources and Training Assistant at Craiss Generation Logistik GmbH & Co. KG.

While half of the professional newcomers will complete their training at the headquarters in Mühlacker, Swabia, the Kleinenberg site in East Westphalia, which opened only last year, is also providing training for the first time. "It's a great sign that, after just a year on the ground, we've already managed to really get on top of things internally and established ourselves externally as an attractive employer," says Mei.

During the introductory week, all trainees are coming together at the company's headquarters. After an official welcome by the company management and a factory tour today, they will visit var-ious Craiss logistics locations in the coming days. This way, the young professionals will already become familiar with the various areas of business and departments and will gain selective insights into day-to-day operations. As the grand finale, and to ensure some personal encounters, the programme includes lunch togeth-er and 3D black-light, indoor mini-golf.

In autumn, Craiss will once again be looking for people who are interested in training for the coming year. Through face-to-face training fairs and internships, the company wants to familiarise young people with skilled occupations in logistics, because these are often not as well known as the commercial options. "As an example, the coronavirus pandemic has shown how systemically relevant, future-proof, exciting and varied our industry is," says Mei.