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Eurailpress Career Boost - A dream job in 90 seconds at InnoTrans

March 2020

InnoTrans and Eurailpress present a new application platform

At the beginning of November 2019, the German Federal Government increased the funds for local public transport by rail by a total of 5.2 billion euros by 2031.

These funds are needed to expand digitisation in the course of the change in mobility. In order to successfully achieve this change, the industry is dependent on thousands of well-trained specialists. The current shortage of skilled workers in the transport sector is not only a German problem. In other EU countries, too, there is an acute shortage of engineers, IT experts, train drivers, controllers or mechanics. Together with Eurailpress, InnoTrans intends to address this problem of the sector and is presenting the Eurailpress Career Boost for the first time at InnoTrans 2020 on the Talent Stage in the RecruitingLAB. The new recruiting concept offers five applicants from each of five categories (technical professions, engineers, IT experts, industrial and commercial professions) the opportunity to introduce themselves to potential future employers in 90 seconds. After the pitch presentation, they are given the opportunity to ask the applicant three questions. Manuel Bosch, publishing director of dvvmedia’s Traffic and Technology division, was convinced of the new concept from the outset: “The Eurailpress Career Boost turns the game around: Companies do not present their job offers, but young talents present themselves to companies. This is how we make the next generation visible to the railway industry!” This is also confirmed by the Director of InnoTrans, Kerstin Schulz: “For the first time the innovative Eurailpress Career Boost will give applicants the chance to become the centre of the event by proactively presenting themselves to the industry. This way of attracting the attention of recruiters from the mobility sector has never been provided before. Applicants can seize this opportunity to stand out persuasively at the InnoTrans Campus.”

Application start fromMarch 2020

Starting next month, it will be possible to apply for participation in the Eurailpress Career Boost via a contact form at www.eurailpress.de/careerboost Once the application deadline will have expired, the applications will be reviewed by an internal Eurailpress jury and five applicants per professional category will be selected. The 25 selected candidates will receive a confirmation and an invitation to InnoTrans in Berlin by the end of August, where free admission to InnoTrans on Wednesday 23 September and a performance on the Talent Stage will be awaiting them. Company talent scouts in search of suitable young professionals at the Eurailpress Career Boost do not have to register separately. They will be able to make direct contact with the candidates on 23 September at the Recruiting LAB at the InnoTrans Campus in Hall 21e.

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