Vocational Training Week: the BA seeks 750 new apprentices

In the current “Vocational Training Week”, together with labour market partners, employment agencies and youth employment agencies are advertising in-company vocational training opportunities. And the BA itself is also seeking new recruits as an employer.

15 Mar 2023 | Press release no.15

This year, the BA is set to appoint more than 750 new apprentices. This was confirmed by Dr. Katrin Krömer, Head of Personnel, on the occasion of the Germany-wide “Vocational Training Week”.

“We are seeking motivated young people, and offer interesting work in a variety of different areas. After all, the BA not only supports people who are unemployed, but also advises and supports millions of people every month – whether unemployed or not. This ranges from careers advice for young people, to vocational training assistance, to qualification opportunities for employed persons, through to 10 million people entitled to Child Benefit who are paid Child Benefit by our Family Benefits Office each month. And with our digital agenda, we also offer great opportunities for employment in our IT department,” explains Krömer.

New apprentices are also of importance for the BA, because approximately a quarter of its employees are over 55 years of age and set to retire in the years to come. With its new members of staff, the BA is able to close this gap.

Currently: 2,200 apprentices

Approximately 2,200 young people are currently being trained in the BA as specialists in labour market services or in the field of specialist computing.

BA careers portal

Interested young people can find further information in the career profile at 
www.arbeitsagentur.de/karriere (available in German) and through the social media channels of the BA using the hashtag #WirsindBA.