It has become a tradition that the final day of the International Suppliers Fair focuses on the IZB Job Fair. The event offers an excellent opportunity to establish direct contact with exhibitors.
About 2500 committed and curious students, graduates and jobseekers made the most of the opportunity to find out about individual job applications, career entry and development opportunities available at the German and international companies in the automotive supplier industry exhibiting at the IZB. This year’s Job Fair particularly focused on enabling representatives from the companies’ human resources departments and jobseekers to enter into personal dialogue. Many visitors also used the chance to have their application portfolios checked by human resources staff from Wolfsburg AG and the Employment Agency of the city of Helmstedt, and they sat in on a talk entitled "Get the Job! – Der Weg zum Job" held by the IZB organiser Wolfsburg AG at the stand run by the Automotive Cluster of Lower Saxony/Bremen.
On top of all this, the Job Wall in Hall 1, which was an additional highlight of the IZB Job Fair for the first time this year, enabled jobseekers to view about 60 job vacancies advertised by exhibitors, with offers ranging from professional drivers to project leaders right through to software developers. The automotive industry in Germany employs around 40,000 trainees every year and the Job Wall therefore also contained a number of corresponding offers for trainee positions for interested school pupils.
According to the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), over 750,000 people throughout Germany currently work in the automotive industry. Moreover, one in every four jobs in the field of research and development in Germany is directly connected to the world of cars. In order to secure their innovative power and performance, many manufacturers and supplier companies are looking to take on new trainees and specialist staff. The IZB Job Fair was able to support them in their search for suitable candidates