Average hours of training per year per employee
At Symrise, we spend about € 2.6 million annually on training and personnel development measures worldwide. In 2014, 627 training sessions were organized in Germany, of which 135 were internal and 492 external training sessions. A total of 1,649 employees participated in these sessions. Worldwide, the total training amounted to more than 50,000 hours.
We also intensified investments in the training of future specialists. Along with the expansion of our capacities for initial training in chemical-technical occupations, we also trained unemployed individuals from outside the field as chemical production specialists in a joint initiative with the local employment agency. As of December 31, 2014, a total of 141 apprentices and trainees were employed at our sites in Germany. This corresponds to a training rate of around 5.4 %.