On 30th March 2017, Hager Group opened the doors of its Obernai site in Alsace to students from various schools of engineering in the region. More than 100 participants took part in the fourth Young Talents Day and, in numerous workshop sessions, were given an opportunity to discover more about the group and the possible career options open to them. The event is a part of the group’s diversity policy, the aim of which is to interest young graduates in Hager Group, and also promote and foster a mixture of nationalities and generations.
The engineering schools taking part this year included ECAM, INSA and Télécom Physique from Strasbourg, the ESTA and UTBM from Belfort and, for the first time, the ENSISA from Mulhouse.
Each of the six themed workshops on the agendagave the participants an opportunity to learn more about product solutions, production processes and innovation within the group and also served as a forum for the discussion of topics such as work-life balance, in-house career advancement prospects and diversity with employees. In addition to this, ‘Speed Recruiting’ interviews with members of the Human Resources team were organised at intervals throughout the day to provide the students with information regarding career prospects within Hager Group.
Franck Houdebert, Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Board of Directors at Hager Group commented, “…Young Talents Day pursues long-term objectives. We want to increase awareness of our company, our values and the opportunities we can offer. We also want to inspire interest in different career paths and their evolution within industry. The challenges we rise to create our future successes.”
Hager Group employees represent 67 different nationalities in 32 countries around the globe. Several hundred new employees will be taken on over the next four to five years. The group is increasingly recruiting in the areas innovation, digitalisation and IT.
“Ongoing digitalisation affects our particular fields of activity. Smart home, Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 are just a couple of examples of key development areas for Hager Group”, explains CEO Daniel Hager. “For us, it is decisive to inspire young talents who possess the abilities and motivation to address these challenges and help us to achieve our ambitious objectives: a turnover of 3 billion euros and 20,000 employees around the world.”
Further information about our Human Resources policy and career opportunities at Hager Group can be found here: hagergroup.com/career
About Hager Group
Hager Group is a leading provider of solutions and services for electrical installations in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Its range of solutions and services extends from energy distribution to cable management and from security systems to building automation.
As an independent family-owned and family-run company based in Blieskastel, Germany, Hager Group is one of the industry’s innovation leaders. 11,400 employees generate sales of around 1.9 billion Euro. Components and solutions are produced at 25 locations around the globe and customers in 136 countries all over the world trust in them.
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