Conti seeking 1,500 new graduates in 2011
This year Continental intends to hire around 1,500 university graduates and young professionals worldwide, for both its tyre and other automotive businesses. Announcing Conti’s planned intake for 2011, the company’s Executive Board member for Human Resources, Heinz-Gerhard Wente said some 400 from this total would be based within Germany. Recruits with engineering and natural science majors are particularly sought after, however the company will also take on business and economics graduates – Conti says recruits with a commercial background will account for approximately 300 of the 1,500 new positions, while the remainder will join the 30,000 or so engineers that currently work in various areas of production and research & development at Continental.
“As international automotive supplier, Continental relies on qualified employees who want to help shape the individual and sustainable mobility of the future,” Wente commented. “In addition to attractive tasks with international perspectives, flat hierarchical structures and individual opportunities for further development, Continental offers a variety of technologies and chances for natural scientists, engineers, business administrators and professionals from entirely different fields.”