BASF IT Services increases trainee numbers despite recession

IT outsourcing provider BASF IT Services has increased the number of trainees it is taking on, despite the economic slowdown.

IT outsourcing provider BASF IT Services has increased the number of trainees it is taking on, despite the economic slowdown.

In 2009, BASF IT Services plans to take on 41 new trainees, three more than in 2008, and 15 more than in 2007.

The Germany-based firm says students with Baccalaureate (Abitur) equivalent qualifications interested in beginning studies in October 2009 can now submit their applications.

The firm uses a vocational academy in Germany to help put students through a mixture of academic and practical training.

"By increasing the number of student trainees we are making a targeted investment in young staff which will help us continue meeting market demands in the years to come," said Ulrich Schöfthaler, human resources director at BASF IT Services.

The firm is a specialist in the provision of IT services in the processing industries and employs 2,400 people.

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