|Number of trainees||1,124||1,215||1,199|
The training of young people enjoys a high priority at Salzgitter AG. Our trainees have exceeded our requirements for many years. At December 31, 2015, there were 1,124 trainees in Germany alone, and 1,156 in the company as a whole. In addition, there were 337 other training relationships with student apprentices and other trainees. Despite the somewhat difficult economic situation, professional training represents an important investment in the future for us. This is reflected in a current trainee share of 5.4%.
Besides training, continuous professional development of the staff is an important measure for ensuring the motivation and qualification of staff. In the year 2015 alone, we were able to chalk up 7,562 participants in a total of 14,160 professional development measures.