The Kick-off meeting of the project “Starting with Apprenticeship: Sustainable strategies for recruiting young people interested in in-company training” was held on, November 18-19, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

The project supports small and medium sized businesses (SME) in intensifying their commitment to in-company training. As to this purpose, the project provides solutions for the recruitment of young people interested in in-company training. Focus are methods of acquisition, selection and integration of young people during the first phase of their staff membership in the company.

It supports enterprises in successfully adapting recruitment strategies and methods according to current frame conditions. Focus hereby is the optimisation of planning, implementation and evaluation of apprentice recruitment. The project develops solutions which facilitate both, the integration of young people in in-company training and their retainment as future skilled employees. SME are also supported in promoting in-company as appealing training option.

A detailed presentation with an overview of the project and the partners involved was made during the first transnational meeting, while extensive discussion with participation from all representatives of the partner beneficiaries followed on the management and implementation of the project, the allocation of responsibilities and the expected outcomes of the project.

The project will last a total of two years and is being implemented in the framework of Erasmus+ programme under the Action “Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training”. The consortium is made up of the coordinator of the project: the k.o.s GmbH and the following partner beneficiaries:

  • ABB Training Center GmbH & Co. KG Heidelberg (Germany)
  • Austrian Institute for Research on Vocational Training (Austria)
  • Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (Greece)
  • Polish Association of Construction Industry Employers (Poland)