Apprenticeship market

The apprenticeship market is comprised of apprenticeship vacancies posted by host companies and apprenticeship applications posted by young people. The State acts as a mediator: it is responsible for ensuring optimum basic conditions for host companies, strives to achieve an adequate supply of apprenticeship positions and helps young people to choose a career.

Companies have a vested interest in offering promising apprenticeship positions and attractive career prospects for young people because this ensures that there are enough properly qualified workers in the future. At the same time, the apprenticeship positions on offer reflect the long-term needs of the labour market. Structural changes impact the apprenticeship market. Economic fluctuations also have an impact insofar as orders are also necessary in dual-track vocational education and training programmes to be able to train apprentices.