Targeting the shortage of skilled workers: BLG LOGISTICS becomes partner of BFC

BLG LOGISTICS and the Bundesfachschule für Betriebswirtschaft im Kraftfahrzeuggewerbe (BFC) agree on their partnership in Northeim: (from left to right) Managing Director of BFC Sylvia Gerl, Managing Director Inland Terminals of BLG Automobile Logistics Christian Hegel, BLG Human Resources Manager for the AUTOMOBILE Division Filip Rochell.

BLG LOGISTICS enters a partnership with the Bundesfachschule für Betriebswirtschaft im Kraftfahrzeuggewerbe (BFC) and becomes a supporting member of the school association. Together, the partners want to counteract the shortage of skilled workers in the automotive industry through targeted further training and qualification.

"All sectors of the economy, including the AUTOMOBILE division, have to overcome major challenges in the context of securing the future and the increasing shortage of skilled workers. Our success as a company therefore depends all the more on qualified employees whom we can attract and retain for the long term," says Filip Rochell, BLG Human Resources Manager for the AUTOMOBILE division, summing up the situation.

For junior automotive staff, skills and expertise in business administration are an important component of professional development. "In a practice-oriented manner, we provide our students with all the necessary knowledge and skills that are prerequisites for a successful professional life in many different fields and positions in the automotive industry," emphasizes BFC Managing Director Sylvia Gerl. The BFC is the only institution in Germany that offers such a comprehensive course of study to become a business economist in the automotive trade (HWK). With their degree, most BFC students pursue the career goal of taking on a middle or senior management position in the automotive industry or at manufacturers, importers, suppliers and service providers. Sylvia Gerl adds, "Since the BFC was founded, approximately 8,000 graduates have successfully completed their studies."

Christian Hegel, Managing Director Inland Terminals of BLG Automobile Logistics, sees great potential in the partnership: "Through our status as a sponsoring member, we support the unique approach of the BFC and contribute to securing the future of our industry. In addition, we can approach students at an early stage and show them perspectives with an attractive employer like BLG. Particularly in the areas of project and customer management, we have good opportunities there." With its management trainee program and the specialist program, BLG offers interesting career opportunities especially for young specialists and graduates.


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