Personnel development

HHLA invested a total of € 4.6 million in educating and training staff at its locations in Hamburg in 2019 (previous year: € 4.6 million).

As of 31 December 2019, 66 apprentices and 18 students were receiving training in Germany in six different professions and seven dual study courses. 32 % of the 84 apprentices and students were female. The ratio of female students in 2019 was 50 % (previous year: 54 %).

16 of the 17 apprentices (of whom three were on dual study courses) who successfully completed their training in the course of the year were given permanent contracts. A total of 29 new apprentices were taken on at the company’s Hamburg facilities in 2019, of whom 28 % were women. At the start of the 2019 academic year, women accounted for 9 % of technical apprentices and 30 % of industrial apprentices.

In total, over 641 events lasting one or more days were held in the reporting period. These included over 509 internal vocational courses conducted by HHLA’s own trainers over 2,899 training days. In addition, 132 one- to multi-day events with 1,075 participant days were organised as part of the company’s cross-segment seminar programme. 38 % of the participants were women (previous year: 36 %).

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