Zalando promotes professional qualifications and gives employees paid time off for this purpose

The first graduates of our FKLL program at the Erfurt logistics center made their qualifications. At the same time, 15 new colleagues are starting at the site to catch up on their professional qualifications.

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27 September 2023

The end of August saw the first group of students from our FKLL program officially receive their graduation certificates. Over a twelve-month period that included 20 weeks of in-class instruction and intensive exam preparation, they studied to become warehouse logistics specialists (Fachkraft für Lagerlogistik IHK, FKLL). During this time, the students were released from work and obtained funding from the German Federal Employment Agency. Shortly after the graduation ceremony, 15 new colleagues started the program at the beginning of September. Congratulations to the graduates, and good luck to the new group of students!

As part of the course, the colleagues complete a nine-month professional qualification program, which is available in our logistics sites in Erfurt and Lahr, in a number of different departments. All 15 participants of the program in Erfurt are given time off work on full pay to complete the academic part, their practical training and the examinations. The final step in the program is a set of examinations at the chamber of industry and commerce, which result in a recognized professional qualification that is valid throughout Germany. The participants complete the school part at the “Erfurter Bildungszentrum” (Erfurt training center).

If you want to learn more about the work at Zalando and how we support the development of our employees, you can find more information here.