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Transitions to vocational education and training

The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) conducts surveys with school leavers and applicants on a regular basis in order to research transitions to vocational education and training. In addition, the BIBB Transition Study serves as data base for analysing progressions of training and tranisitions.

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Training market undergoing serious change – 10th BIBB Data Report

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Training market undergoing serious change – 10th BIBB Data Report

More people now start training with higher education entrance qualifications, more training positions remain unfilled - These are the findings from the 10th and anniversary edition of the Data Report. The thematic focus of the 2018 BIBB Data Report is vocational orientation.

Practical experience and individual support ease the way into training for refugees

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Practical experience and individual support ease the way into training for refugees

Applicants from a refugee background are more likely to make the transition into company-based training if they receive support and assistance from mentors in the course of their search for a training position. These are the findings of a survey conducted by BIBB and Federal Employment Agency (BA).

Security and good working conditions rather than a smartphone
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Security and good working conditions rather than a smartphone

The BIBB/BA Applicant Survey shows what young people want from their future training company: the wishes are rather conservative - and can also be fulfilled by SMEs. Most importantly, a good working atmosphere and high chances of permanent employment.

BIBB analysis: Chances for young migrants continue to fall

Friday, May 19, 2017

BIBB analysis: Chances for young migrants continue to fall

During the period from 2004 to 2016, young migrants were significantly less successful in securing a training place than young people not from a migrant background. Last year, progression rates fell back to the very low level experienced in 2004.

What young people look for in their choice of career

Thursday, January 14, 2016

What young people look for in their choice of career

Young people are aware that occupations have an influence on future earnings potential and career prospects. With two related occupations to choose from, it is often these aspects which tip the balance. These are the results of a BIBB research project.

Finding a training position via personal contact

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Finding a training position via personal contact

A BIBB analysis of success in the search for an apprenticeship position shows: work placements and personal contact are the most succesful means. One in four young people found a training position via a work placement in 2014. There are differences according to school leaving qualification.