Our society is becoming increasingly aware of a somewhat unsettling trend: More and more companies are replacing full-time jobs with badly paid or even unpaid traineeships that are snapped up by graduates seeking their first career challenge. In doing so, these companies play on the insecurities and hopes of young people as they strive to find responsible and permanent employment that offers them a perspective. More often than not, their hopes are dashed, as one trainee follows the next. In some sectors, this has become common practice.
Karriere.de singles out companies that take a responsible stance towards the staff of the future by awarding them the “Fair Company” title.
This title has been presented to us at Wolf Butterback because we firmly believe in upholding the following rules:
never replace full-time staff with trainees of any kind
never give graduates a traineeship or placement if they have applied for a full-time job
never tempt trainees with vague promises of a full-time position
only offer traineeships to help students identify a career path during their education or training,