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Behind-the-scenes look: DB Schenker will open many of its warehouses to young people on “Supply Chain Day.”  Shown here is Thomas Schulz, who as Member of the Management Board at Schenker AG is responsible for Human Resources

Photos: Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL)

DB Schenker will be hosting numerous events at this year’s international “Supply Chain Day” on April 19. The aim is to get pupils and students interested in pursuing a career with the company. “We at DB Schenker want to actively shape the future of logistics and therefore aim to recruit top talents at an early stage of their careers,” said Thomas Schulz, who as Member of the Management Board at Schenker AG is responsible for Human Resources. “Supply Chain Day” was initiated by the German industry association BVL. In 2017, nearly 40,000 participants visited approximately 400 events organized by companies from the logistics as well as industrial and trading sectors.


“At DB Schenker we are well aware of the fact that we need to make a great effort in order to take a stand in the ‘war for talents’,” said Thomas Schulz. “But one thing is clear: DB Schenker is offering numerous attractive job and development opportunities to young people. At ‘Supply Chain Day’ we present our company as an employer of choice for the young generation.”


Although the geographical focus of this year’s activities is on DB Schenker’s domestic market of Germany, the company has also scheduled events near the Hungarian capital of Budapest as well as in Austria and Finland. Pupils are invited to take a behind-the-scenes look at various logistics centers and join in various activities under the heading “Adventure @ DB Schenker.” Trainees and apprentices will be on hand to present the work they do. Other events are aimed at students, for example, at the Technical University of Berlin, where Erik Wirsing, Vice President Innovation at DB Schenker, will address future-related topics.