CATL Focusing on Recruiting Local Workers
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Recruitment of white-collar and blue-collar workers has already started at CATL 's factory in Debrecen, where the start of production is scheduled for 2025. In February, the company launches a major recruitment campaign in Debrecen and its region targeting local jobseekers.
Currently, the company is accepting applications mainly for maintenance, production, quality assurance, engineering, technical, and logistics jobs, while office workers are also being sought.
CATL is building its second European battery factory in Debrecen's Southern Industrial Park, thus becoming one of the largest employers in the region. The company’s communication campaign, starting on February 1, will focus on CATL's ambition for carbon-neutral manufacturing and a greener future thanks to the electrification process. Within the campaign, CATL will promote its current job vacancies and its career page in Debrecen and the surrounding municipalities through public and vehicle advertising, online and print media, as well as local radio stations.
In the first half of 2024, the CATL Debrecen plans to recruit more than 50 people, which is expected to grow gradually over the course of the year. In addition to graduates and skilled workers, CATL is also keen to recruit trainees. The company focuses on recruiting for jobs in maintenance, production, quality assurance, engineering, technicians, and logistics, but there is also a steady flow of applications for clerical and administrative positions.
In the second half of 2024, local recruitment will continue and the number of manual workers is expected to exceed the number of office staff. Some of the jobs will require a university degree and English language skills From spring 2024, several Chinese professionals will temporarily arrive in Debrecen in order to train local staff and transfer technological know-how.
Continuous improvement and innovation are of key importance to CATL, which not only applies to its development and manufacturing processes but also to the training of its employees. The company is committed to playing an important role in nurturing talent in Debrecen and the region, thus in the near future they will sign a cooperation agreement with the Vocational Training Center of Debrecen and have started discussions on cooperation opportunities with the University of Debrecen too.
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