We regularly visit universities to present RWE as an employer. The ‘Meet’n Speed Tour’ enables us to present our company and empowers the participating students to address their own personal challenges. We coached 126 selected students in different application situations at ten locations.
The ‘RWE Bewerberakademie’ (RWE Applicant Academy) offers input for your personal and career development online and free of charge. Tips on making applications, competence tests, ebooks on specialist and management issues, and the online magazine ‘KarriereEnergie’ (Career Energy), which already has more than 2,000 subscribers, facilitate a multifaceted and interactive dialogue. School children can explore online the content of a wide range of different training vocations through interactive and career-oriented games.
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In 2012, we presented the ‘RWE Zukunftspreis’ (RWE Future Award) for the third time. This is an award for outstanding academic work in the context of developing renewable energies. A distinguished jury with representatives from academia and business will assess the applications received for the award, and the prize worth a total of 35,000 euros will be presented in 2013. Applications for the prize can be submitted up to April 2013.
We present our Group as an attractive employer through the scholarship programme RWE Fellows. Since 2008, we have been awarding a monthly grant to a total of 32 undergraduate students and selected doctoral candidates each year. Around 25 % of the fellows join one of RWE’s Group companies once they have completed their studies and this is a clear indicator for the success of the programme.
Our Group subsidiary company VSE located in the Slovak Republic is also putting the scholarship programme into practice. Last year, the company provided support for eight fellows who have now all been given positions as trainees there. Our Hungarian company, the ELMŰ-ÉMÁSZ Group, is also committed to making contact with talented students at an early stage. The ELMŰ-ÉMÁSZ Academy is present at three universities and offers students the opportunity to have advanced training on issues relating to the energy industry. The project on Employer Branding was launched in 2011.