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Flash survey: Recruitment needs and recruitment of young people in times of Corona
Does the pandemic change the job market for young people? Do young people have to fear for their chances? The VDMA wanted to know more about this for the mechanical and plant engineering industry and surveyed its members.

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Modernisation of the professions

Adaptation of M+E occupations in the „Agilen Verfahren“

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IHK examinations postponed. Vocational schools closed. What companies can do.
25.06.2020
What is actually happening in the field of artificial intelligence? Where is mechanical engineering currently positioned, what are the changes and what do they mean for modern working and the workforce?
29.05.2020
Does the pandemic change the job market for young people? Do young people have to fear for their chances? The VDMA wanted to know more about this for the mechanical and plant engineering industry and surveyed its members.
23.08.2019
The number of employees has been increasing for years - what about the engineering quota? Statistics from the Federal Employment Agency are not sufficient here. Your numbers are still in demand and important until 15.09!
07.08.2019
The mechanical engineering sector continues to have a high training rate compared with the man-ufacturing sector. However, more and more vocational training places remain vacant.
Training year 2019 starts with 34,000 vacancies in mechanical engineering VDMA members particularly committed to young talent
07.02.2019
On Thursday in Tübingen, in the presence of the Minister President of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, the Young Mechanical Engineers Foundation was officially presented at an official opening ceremony attended by more than 100 invited guests from industry, politics and science.
15.11.2017
VDMA publishes new brochure "Young talent for mechanical engineering
Michael Patrick Zeiner
Michael Patrick Zeiner
Consultant for Educational Policy, responsible for vocational training and engineering education
+49 69 6606 1160
+49 69 6603 2160
Engineers in research and development - still wanted?
The next Ingenieurerhebung among VDMA member companies is due to take place in May. Does almost every second engineer still work in research, development and construction? Has the number of engineers developed similarly to that of employees in mechanical engineering companies? And which qualifications count? Your numbers are in demand.
Our Foundation for Young Engineers
The Mechanical Engineering Junior Research Foundation develops and strengthens vocational education and the vocational training system in Germany. The aim is to secure the technological performance of the mechanical and plant engineering sector.
Under construction: Key figures and statistics on vocational training
Statistics and key figures on vocational training in mechanical and plant engineering are collected here. This collection is still under construction and we are continuously working on it.