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Deutsche Bahn using virtual reality to plug skills gap

Deutsche Bahn using virtual reality to plug skills gap

12 Nov 2015

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is redoubling efforts to persuade young people to join the railway.

Between now and 2020, DB needs to recruit between 7,000 and 8,000 new employees every year to get a grip on Germany’s own rail skills shortage. This has been brought on by the overall population decline and DB’s ageing workforce.

To attract a younger generation of rail workers, DB is embarking on a social media campaign which it hopes will reach out to aspiring engineers and train drivers.

At a careers event in October in Munich, DB showed off its new digital offering - virtual reality.

Read more at RailStaff.uk

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