In mid-January, this year’s DLG (German Agricultural Society) trainees visited Fendt in Marktoberdorf. A full programme gave the trainees the opportunity to take a closer look at the Fendt brand.
The corporate structure, mission and philosophy of the Fendt brand were the focus of the discussion with Peter-Josef Paffen, Spokesman for the Fendt Management. Roland Schmidt, Fendt Marketing Director, who went through the DLG-trainee programme before he began his career at Fendt, informed the trainees about the tasks and challenges in the area of marketing, and further topics, such as “Prospects at Fendt” and a tour of the factory rounded out the visit. The trainees made good use of the opportunity to learn more about Fendt and discovered that a total of 25 Fendt tractors were at work on their farms at home.
The DLG trainee program was founded in 1997 with the aim of training young people for management and executive positions in the agricultural industry. Every year since then, 15 to 20 university and college graduates from the agricultural sector go through the nine-month programme. In addition to the seminar weeks, in which topics such as personnel management or policy management are on the agenda, there are also two three-month company internships, which focus on training. These internships can be selected from a pool of over 160 companies in the upstream and downstream areas of the agricultural sector and numerous farming businesses. Fendt has been a partner of this programme from the very beginning.
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