Personnel development

HHLA invested a total of € 5.3 million in educating and training staff at its locations in Hamburg in 2020 (previous year: € 4.6 million).

As of 31 December 2020, 55 apprentices and 21 students were receiving training in Germany in six different professions and six dual study courses. 25 % of the 76 apprentices and students were female. The ratio of female students in 2020 was 33 % (previous year: 50 %).

25 of the 26 apprentices (of whom five were on dual study courses) who successfully completed their training in the course of the year were given permanent contracts. A total of 20 new apprentices were taken on at the company’s Hamburg facilities in 2020, of whom 20 % were women. At the start of the 2020 academic year, women accounted for 33 % of technical apprentices and 22 % of industrial apprentices.

In total, over 691 events lasting one or more days were held in the reporting period, some of which were held digitally as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Of the training and education measures offered, over 540 were carried out as internal vocational courses conducted by HHLA’s own trainers over 2,613 training days. In addition, 151 events lasting one or more days with over 2,400 participant days were organised as part of the company’s cross-segment seminar programme. As in the previous year, 38 % of participants were women.

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.