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ThyssenKrupp Elevator hires its 50,000th employee

Chen Haihui has joined the company as service technician in Chongqing

Chen Haihui.
Chen Haihui.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator has hired its 50,000th employee, a 21 year-old engineer.

Chen Haihui has joined the company as a service technician in the 28mn metropolis of Chongqing, one of the world's largest cities, in China.

After a three-year apprenticeship at one of the 42 vocational corporate colleges cooperating with ThyssenKrupp, as well as six months of on-board training, Chen is now starting his career with ThyssenKrupp Elevator. "I can put my skills to targeted use here", said the 21-year-old.

"At the same time, the position is a challenging one, which keeps you excited to never stop learning and improving."

China is one of the main drivers of global urbanisation, expected to have 22 cities with more than five million inhabitants by 2030. As a result, ThyssenKrupp Elevator has focused on expanding in the region. The number of local branches in the country has grown from 32 in 2010 to over 60 in 2014, and a recruitment programme was deployed to hire skilled people.

In addition, ThyssenKrupp implemented training and motivation programmes with the aim of developing a team of dedicated people fully committed to deliver quality solutions and services.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator's Chinese branches are mainly composed of young people like Chen, with more than a third below the age of 25.

To ensure the company's people are the most knowledgeable in the market, ThyssenKrupp Elevator cooperates with excellent vocational colleges nationwide. For this, teaching staff and experts connected to the SEED Campus, ThyssenKrupp Elevator's global learning platform, are made available to the colleges, which in return include company-specific topics in their training courses. 

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