Munich (dpa / lby) - The Bavarian metal and electrical industry expects a decline in training contracts for the coming year. After an increase of 6.2 percent in the current year, the Bavarian metal and electrical employers' associations (bayme vbm) are forecasting a minus of 2.9 percent in 2023, as they announced on Thursday. "For the coming months, pessimism prevails in our companies. The gloomy mood is also affecting the training market," said CEO Bertram Brossardt.
In addition, many training positions remained vacant "because our companies lack the right applicants," said Brossardt. "We expect the situation to get worse over the next few years." In a survey by the associations, 78 percent of the companies named the lack of suitable applicants as the reason for the decline in apprenticeship contracts.
According to bayme vbm, there will be 13,966 newly concluded training contracts in the industry in 2022. In addition, a large part of the trainees will be taken on completely or temporarily: in 2022 this will apply to more than 92 percent, and in 2023 this value will rise to almost 98 percent - according to Brossardt a "remarkably high rate".