Tire Maker Looking for a Few Good Students—1,500 or So

By Staff Report

Feb. 11, 2011

Continental said it plans to hire some 1,500 junior staff members worldwide this year in an effort to invest in “talent, know-how and innovation.”

The tire maker and automotive supplier said it is “continuing to put stock” in fresh expertise and new ideas in the form of “highly qualified” junior staff.

“This year we plan to hire around 1,500 university graduates and young professionals worldwide, including about 400 in Germany,” said Heinz-Gerhard Wente, Continental’s executive board member for human resources in Hanover, where the company is based.

Conti plans to recruit primarily engineering and natural science majors as well as some graduates in business and economics.

“As international automotive supplier, Continental relies on qualified employees who want to help shape the individual and sustainable mobility of the future,” Wente said. “In addition to attractive tasks with international perspectives, flat hierarchical structures and individual opportunities for further development, Continental offers a variety of technologies and chances for natural scientists, engineers, business administrators and professionals from entirely different fields.”

The company employs about 30,000 engineers in the areas of production and research and development. Of the new hires, Conti said approximately 1,200 will be from the engineering area and 300 from the commercial area.   

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