Project Offers

The project develops practical support for small and medium sized enterprises (SME). It is delivered by means of information brochures as well as workshops, seminars and conferences targeted at SME and other relevant stakeholders in the field of vocational education and training.


In-company training — time to take action. Good reasons for companies to provide training

The information brochure illustrates the diverse benefits that arise when companies get involved with training. Published in 2015, 25 pages.


Recruitment of trainees. Good examples from European companies

The brochure entails eleven good practice examples from four European countries (Germany, Austria, Greece and Poland) that describe innovative ways of recruiting apprentices.


Handbook: Finding and retaining trainees. A recruitment handbook for small and medium enterprises

How can we attract successful trainees? For a growing number of companies that currently offer in-company training, this is a question of particular urgency. The times when small and medium enterprises (SMEs) could pick and choose their trainees are over. Far more, the competition for the trainee resource has already begun.

Here, it is important to use every option. Optimizing trainee recruitment and bringing it in step with the times is essential in this context. This handbook is designed to support companies, and in particular SMEs in these ambitions. It describes the challenges of contemporary trainee recruitment and explains how companies can respond appropriately.

It opens up a broad horizon. An impressive variety of instruments produces an enormous range of possible actions companies can take to attract trainees successfully.

This handbook is a guide for companies that want to make their trainee recruitment capable of addressing the current challenges in the training market. It guides the reader step by step through the individual phases of recruitment. Numerous tips and instructions ensure successful implementation of the recruitment measures in a practical business environment. It reveals new ways to inspire young people for a career and win them over as trainees.

Please send an inquiry to to be sent the digital handbook “Finding and retaining trainees. A recruitment handbook for small and medium enterprises“ free of charge.


Address orders to:
k.o.s GmbH
Am Sudhaus 2
12053 Berlin
T +49 30 2887 565 10
F +49 30 2887 565 21