at the end of the 2011/2012 advisory year, only 14 young people were registered in the district of the bamberg-coburg employment agency without a specific in-company training commitment or alternative offer. The district includes the municipalities of the city and county of Bamberg, the city and county of Coburg, and the counties of Forchheim, Kronach and Lichtenfels. From a purely mathematical point of view, the training market is balanced, because there is one training position for every registered applicant.
In the past twelve months, 4,381 young people who wanted to take up vocational training contacted the vocational advisors at the bamberg-coburg employment agency. Compared to the previous year, this is 335 or a good seven percent fewer applicants. The number of apprenticeship positions reported to the employer service increased slightly over the previous year to 4225.
517 young people from lichtenfels were looking for a training place
the number of registered applicants has developed differently in the agency district: in the district of lichtenfels, the number of applicants actually increased by 3.8 percent to 517, while in the district of coburg this number decreased by 15.3 percent to 691. 293 applicants from the city of coburg applied (minus 9.3 percent). The number of applicants from the district of kronach was 544 (minus 2.2 percent). In the bamberg-forchheim region, the number of applicants fell across the board, albeit in very different ways. In the city of Bamberg, 365 young people (down 12.5 percent) registered as applicants this year. The number of applicants from the district of Bamberg was 1099 (minus 9.8 percent) and from the district of Forchheim 872 (minus 1.7 percent).
The number of apprenticeship positions was as follows: In the district of lichtenfels, there were 6.6 percent more positions than in the previous year. There were a total of 499. With 557 registered apprenticeship positions, the district of kronach was able to record an increase of 7.5 percent. In the city of coburg, the number of apprenticeship positions decreased by 1.1 percent to 698. In the coburg district, 1.4 percent fewer positions were reported. The number of apprenticeships on offer there was 435.
A mixed trend was also seen in the number of apprenticeships in the bamberg-forchheim region. With 574 apprenticeships, the district of Forchheim recorded the largest increase, namely 10.6 percent. The district of bamberg recorded an increase of 4.4 percent to 644 reported vocational training positions. By contrast, the number of apprenticeships in the city of Bamberg fell by 11.7 percent to 818.
More apprenticeships than applicants
in the meantime, some companies are finding it difficult to recruit suitable applicants for apprenticeships. At the end of the advisory year, 296 apprenticeship positions were still unfilled. This is 60 percent more than in the previous year. In the case of unfilled apprenticeship positions, there is a clear local difference when the number of unfilled apprenticeship positions is compared with the number of registered apprenticeship positions. In the district of lichtenfels, almost 17 percent of apprenticeship positions remained unfilled.
Quite different in bamberg: here, of the 818 apprenticeship positions reported by the city of bamberg, just 19 remained unfilled, which corresponds to a percentage of 2.3 percent.
craft businesses and smaller medium-sized companies generally have more problems finding suitable young people than larger companies. As a result of the improved training situation, applicants are also paying much more attention to and comparing working hours, working conditions, chances of being taken on and training pay.
All in all, 2963 of the 4381 registered applicants ended up in vocational training. another 357 applicants have been taken care of, for example, because they have been accepted into a vocational preparation training program. These applicants, however, would still like to start an in-company training program. This number has decreased by 70 compared to the previous year. In addition, the statistics also show the number of "other former applicants" from. This refers to young people who have either dropped out because they are starting a school education (e.B. technical high school). This number was 1047 at the end of the advisory year (minus 50 compared to the previous year).