Lippstadt, 5th December 2018 – As the year draws to a close, HBPO is pulling out all the stops to get itself into the best possible position on the labour market and make the “HBPO” brand more well known. For this reason, the Lippstadt-based TOP 100 automotive supplier presented itself at no fewer than five trade fairs within two months throughout Germany.
HBPO employees were at the Jobtotal fair in Ingolstadt in October, for example. With its motto “Discover new perspectives!”, this trade fair is one of the largest job fairs in southern Germany. Numerous regional companies and colleges provided information about their job and career prospects, apprenticeship places, chances for returnees as well as qualification and further education opportunities. An interesting array of workshops and lectures rounded the programme off. HBPO has a booth in Ingolstadt and regularly looks for new talents there.
In order to approach students and newcomers directly, HBPO headquarters from Lippstadt took part in the Paderborn LookIn fair on 12th November and the Graduates Congress in Cologne on 23rd November. The company presentation focussed on the varied entry and further development opportunities available in a global company. HBPO also illustrated the many benefits the company offers its employees. Alongside a modern workplace, the standard includes deferred compensation options and numerous other employee support offers. Being able to combine family and career is very important to the company – flexible part-time models for parents or family members caring for relatives are a matter of course.
There were more than 50 companies from the direct vicinity of the campus of Paderborn University present at the LookIn Paderborn. During the trade fair, students have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of different workshops and have their application portfolio checked by an experienced Human Resources expert.
At the largest job fair for students and young professionals from all fields – the Graduate Congress in Cologne – there was also a comprehensive range of events for visitors. Alongside the presentation of 250 top companies, the programme of events was rounded off by consultants on the “hot seat” and the chance to meet top speakers such as the coach from the Germany TV show “Die Höhle der Löwen” (the equivalent of “Dragon’s Den” on British TV, “Shark Tank” in the US). Pitch sessions and blind recruiting were also part of the event.
The next event followed hot on its heels – the CAR-connects on 28th November in Stuttgart, the career fair for jobs in the mobility industry. The two HBPO locations Sindelfingen and Vaihingen/Enz were on show here for the first time. Numerous employees are still being recruited for the Vaihingen plant, where work has already started but production will only hit full capacity in the course of 2019. The development office in Sindelfingen is also looking for more employees – mainly in the construction area.
Many companies from the automotive or mobility industry – particularly from southern Germany – introduced themselves as exhibitors at one of the most important career fairs for the industry in Germany. The fair covers a wide spectrum of potential and committed applicants, from pupils and students to highly qualified graduates and professionals. The main focus is on visitors from the so-called MINT subjects.
The “HBPO tour” through Germany continued on 4th December, where the Bonding took place in Aachen. This is the largest company contact fair for students in Germany. More than 400 exhibitors showcased the opportunities available over three trade fair days. Alongside the specialist exhibition by the companies, visitors to the fair also had the chance to take part in a comprehensive and informative accompanying events programme.