Apprentice-Speed-Dating serves both training companies and pupils looking for an apprenticeship to gain a first impression of each other in a short time and to make contacts. Apprentice-Speed-Dating is similar to Partner-Speed-Dating. The training companies each have a table or stand and the potential apprentices rotate between the training companies.



Several regional training companies expressed interest in an event where it is possible to get to know several pupils without much effort. At the same time, it was important to the companies that they could get to know the pupils more personally through this measure than is often the case at job fairs.

The initial hurdle was to find the right partners for the implementation and to create a suitable online platform so that it is possible to register and book targeted Speed-Dating slots.

A current problem for this type of measure is the contact restrictions due to the Corona pandemic, so that the measure could not take in 2020 and 2021.



The aim of the measure is to offer the training companies in the region and the pupils an event where they can search for the right apprentice or the right training company as time-efficiently as possible.


Description of the type of measure

On the one hand, the target group of the Apprentice-Speed-Dating is pupils in the pre-vocational and final year classes of all types of schools with a focus on secondary schools. On the other hand, the measure targets regional training companies in all sectors. However, it also offers great added value, especially for small training companies that lack the resources to participate in large events such as job fairs.



The cooperation of many stakeholders in vocational education and training is important for the Apprentice-Speed-Dating. The Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Chamber of Crafts, various guilds and several schools are involved in the implementation.

The event is financed by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the other stakeholders support by actively promoting the event.