Staff Development

HHLA invested a total of € 4.2 million in educating and training staff from its locations in Hamburg in 2017 (previous year: € 4.5 million).

As of 31 December 2017, 67 apprentices and 12 students were receiving training in Germany in eight different professions and eight dual study courses. 29 % of the 79 apprentices and students were female. The share of female students in 2017 was 58 % (previous year: 50 %).

All of the 25 apprentices (of whom eight were on dual study courses) who successfully completed their training in the course of the year were given permanent employment contracts. A total of 17 new apprentices were taken on at the company’s Hamburg facilities in 2017, approximately 41 % of whom were women. At the start of the 2017 academic year, 50 % of blue-collar apprentices were women (previous year: 30 %).

As in the previous year, over 700 events lasting one or more days were held in the reporting period. These included more than 650 internal vocational courses conducted by HHLA’s own trainers over 3,089 training days. In addition, more than 70 one- to multi- day events with over 870 participant days were organised as part of the company’s cross-segment seminar programme. 31 % of the participants were female.

Detailed workforce-related information on strategic HR management, staff development, occupational safety and health promotion, as well as contracts, remuneration and additional benefits can be found in the “Sustainability” section of the report. see also Sustainability/Employees.