"Freudenberg offers training in a modern learning environment that includes digital learning and working with high-tech machines in multidisciplinary teams and an international working environment," González continued. All training areas in the training centre use digital devices such as touch monitors or tablets. Interactive learning is also made possible by an area for free learning. The trainees and students work in inter-professional teams, create learning maps and solve tasks in teamwork.
"In terms of applications, we have observed a significant decline in interested female talent for several years, especially in the technical and STEM fields. We explicitly encourage young women to apply." At the same time, the need for IT specialists for the development of new products and business models, in manufacturing and in sales is increasing significantly due to digitalisation. For example, Freudenberg in Weinheim also trains IT specialists and computer scientists together with the DHBW, as well as the profession of IT systems management clerk.