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Skilled Worker of India are going to come to Germany

Skilled workers from all over the world: Recruiting made easy for companies

There is a shortage of skilled workers in Germany. The lack already leads to sales losses in many companies. This is why TÜV Rheinland Academy has developed a practice-oriented model with which it is possible to recruit qualified specialists from all over the world on time. The first automotive mechatronics technicians to work at Hyundai dealers in Germany will be coming from India these days. TÜV Rheinland Academy takes over everything that burdens companies. How does the process work?

Hardly any medium-sized company or group is satisfied with the recruitment of skilled workers in Germany. Depending on the study, up to 450,000 well-trained specialists are lacking each year, mainly in the STEM subjects, i.e., Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Since other countries in the world are much more consistent in their qualification of STEM, international recruiting is a sensible way for industries and companies to cover the shortage of specialists and to match demand and need perfectly. If only it weren’t for the lack of contacts to suitable applicants, the language barriers, and the associated bureaucracy to allow international specialists to enter the country. Just thinking about it might make some HR departments feel overwhelmed. Even though the law on the immigration of skilled workers has lowered some hurdles, specialized know-how is needed to organize the legal prerequisites for the migration of immigrants into the local labor market.

TÜV Rheinland Academy has now developed a model with which companies can meet their demand for skilled workers in a targeted and timely manner – without having to worry about the associated formalities and the sophisticated recruitment and qualification process – to overcome precisely these hurdles. Above all, they can be sure that the new employees actually meet the desired requirement profile.

The Academy is currently running pilot projects with various partners from the motor vehicle sector. The initial pilot project was launched at the beginning of 2019 to meet the demand for automotive mechatronics technicians at Hyundai Motor Deutschland GmbH. By 2022, TÜV Rheinland Academy is to recruit up to 250 specialists in India. The first 100 have already been won and are currently being prepared with their local colleagues for their deployment in Germany. The new employees commit themselves for at least 36 months. If an employee is absent prematurely, TÜV Rheinland Academy will fill the position again.

Good qualification and motivation
With the new model, the client benefits from the expertise of TÜV Rheinland Academy in the area of competence development and from the internationality of TÜV Rheinland Academy in more than 26 countries. Cooperation within the TÜV Rheinland Group begins with a competent local recruitment process and continues through to integration management in Germany.
In the current case, the Indian branch of TÜV Rheinland Academy identifies suitable candidates on the basis of the requirements profile drawn up by the client. In India, for example, there are seven university degrees that are comparable to the occupational profile and competence profile of the local mechatronics technician. The shortlist will include applicants who speak excellent English and have at least two years of practical work experience. Together with the client’s personnel, TÜV Rheinland Academy conducts the first interviews with applicants. Besides, the candidates are thoroughly prepared both linguistically and technically for the future requirements in Germany. Via language schools and in future also by means of virtual language training, they acquire language level A2 with a certificate and take the B1 examination in the first three months after arrival and are further qualified to B2 if required.
If there is a need for further professional training, the specialists to be placed are trained in the contents by TÜV Rheinland Academy with online learning that has been tried and tested over many years. The complete materials of the dual German vocational training as a mechatronics technician form the basis.

Complex procedures for professional recognition and entry
Once the mechatronics engineers have signed their employment contract, the TÜV Rheinland Academy team in India will continue to guide them through the process. Among other things, it prepares them thoroughly for the cultural and labor law conditions in Germany – supported by the team of TÜV Rheinland Academy in Germany. The German colleagues take care of the recognition of the Indian qualification certificates in this case and the residence regulations. TÜV Rheinland Academy has agreed with the Cologne Chamber of Crafts (HWK) on a procedure for the examination of certificates so that formal recognition by the decentralized HWK can take place quickly. Visas and other proofs, according to the recently passed law on the immigration of skilled workers complete the preparation for entry. By the time the plane takes off for Germany, around 30 documents per person will have to be processed, partially translated, and certified. This effort has already been standardized to such an extent that TÜV Rheinland Academy will be able to bring numerous specialists to Germany every month in the future if required.

It is still a pilot project, but it is starting off so promisingly that it will be extended to other countries in the international TÜV Rheinland network as well as other technical professions and sectors. Numerous other companies from medium-sized businesses and industry have already expressed a great deal of interest. Soon we will report on the progress of this project – the best thing is to come back soon.

health and safety training in India

Siemens and TÜV Rheinland for Occupational Safety in India.

SITRUST stands for Siemens & TÜV Rheinland Unique Safety Training. Here’s more about the Siemens TÜV Rheinland Global Skill Centre for Occupational Safety in Mumbai in partnership with TÜV Rheinland.

Zero incidents – it is achievable, according to one of the principles of the “Zero Harm Culture@Siemens” program. The occupational safety program launched in fiscal year 2012 is having an increasingly positive impact. Significant progress in enhancing the collaboration with contractors and improving the safety culture was made in the Middle East and in India.

sitrust-iindia-parkThe Global Skill Centre for Occupational Safety at Mumbai (see model of the center left) is an admirable example of this approach. SITRUSTTM stands for Siemens & TÜV Rheinland Unique Safety Training. This training program is the global answer for safety training in India in order to change the perception towards risk and safety. Since there were mostly theoretical classroom trainings available without practical approach in the past, SITRUST includes an extensive practical component with a simulated construction site environment and uses “learn the theory, master the practice” skills. The training incorporates simulations and practical case studies of complex risks combined with multiple hazards such as working at heights and close to high voltage power lines as well as welding/gas cutting activities, etc.

Through structured and practical site situations in the form of storyboards, SITRUST™ will provide hands-on training modules to:

  • Identify hazards,
  • Identify what is good/bad,
  • Identify what is acceptable/not acceptable,
  • Adopt safe practices, and
  • Identify and mitigate risks by having proper control measures in place.

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TÜV Rheinland and Siemens co-developed this practical simulation of site conditions and completed the program with a certification process. About 100 safety cards have been developed for trainers and trainees and integrated into 10 – 15 different story boards. About 5 to 10 participants per group will solve various subtasks. The complete program, after a theoretical briefing, includes 2 days in the training park. To maintain independence and ensure the assessment is neutral, all trainings and certifications are conducted exclusively by TÜV Rheinland.

Global Skill Center and the SITRUST™ Training Program:

  • have a multitude of object lessons within a small area
  • have a highly practical approach: “learning by doing”
  • simulate the object lessons under real work conditions
  • simulate the most common mistakes in work safety
  • train everyone to realize risk interactions
  • train everyone to do the right thing in the right way
  • prepare everyone for working in real projects

New Training Company in India

nife-postIn early December 2013 a Business Transfer Agreement was signed between TÜV Rheinland India and NIFE India regarding the takeover of the NIFE training activities. NIFE was founded in 1992 providing vocational training courses in the fields of Fire & Safety, Fiber Optics and Lift Technology. Headquartered in Kochi (Federal State of Kerala), NIFE operates 40 direct training centers and 28 franchise centers as well as 3 information centers covering 65 cities in 7 federal states of India. The new company is named TÜV Rheinland NIFE Academy and will form the backbone of TÜV Rheinland’s training organization in India together with the existing Academy activities in this country.

Our warm welcome greetings are directed to the 290 new colleagues in India!

About TÜV Rheinland NIFE Academy

The main provider of vocational education in India – NIFE, is now acquired by TÜV Rheinland. The new established TÜV Rheinland NIFE Academy supports more than 10.000 seminar participants in 65 locations in India.
Owing to a missing formal training system for tradespersons, technicians or skilled workers like the vocational training system in Germany, the TÜV Rheinland NIFE Academy offers great opportunities for  the primary target group of young people between the ages of 17 and 24. It is assumed that only around 4% of the population has formal vocational training, another 10% is trained without a qualification and 86% of the approximately 1.3 billion Indians do not have any formal vocational training.
The academy therefore offers an enormous range of seminars whether lasting for several days or to university degrees.

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CAIRN CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Vocational Training Center in India

Agreement with CAIRN about Advanced Vocational Training Center in India

CAIRN Management Visits TÜV Rheinland in Cologne

From left to right: Stephan Schmitt, Volker Klosowski, Dr. Sunil Bharati, Dr. Manfred Bayerlein, Sidharth Balakrishna, Siegfried Schmauder, Carlo Humberg

 

CAIRN , one of the largest oil and gas companies in India, and TÜV Rheinland signed an agreement to work together to build and operate an advanced vocational training center in India – CAIRN Center of Excellence – in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This partnership would be for 6 years with an option to extend it further on a mutual consent.

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) with Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGET) together with German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BiBB) and Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) started an initiative on “Forging India Germany Partnerships in Skills Development”. This initiative has been published during the visit of Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India on 10th April 2013 when celebrating India’s days in Germany.

On this occasion, there were several bilateral agreements being affirmed, among which the agreement between TÜV Rheinland and CAIRN was also signed in Berlin by Siegfried Schmauder, Executive Vice President Training and Consulting of TÜV Rheinland, and Dr. Sunil Bharati, Head of Corporate Affairs & Communications of CAIRN, in the presence of the responsible ministers from both countries.

In a following meeting in Cologne Dr. Manfred Bayerlein, CEO of TÜV Rheinland AG, quoted:

India has one of the largest and the youngest population in the world, yet it has been observed that about 80 percent of the Indian workforce does not possess identifiable marketable skills. I strongly believe that this initiative will help focusing on developing specific skills required by the industry and thus help in reducing unemployment.

“The project with CAIRN is a cornerstone in the internationalization of the Business Stream Training & Consulting.” added Siegfried Schmauder.
“With this initiative I foresee that it will definitely help in decreasing the skill gap faced by the industry and simultaneously increase the standard of living in the society.” quoted Enrico Rühle, Managing Director of TÜV Rheinland India.

See e-Brochure of CAIRN