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Providing the perfect solution for every challenge

Throughout its history, the bbw Group has repeatedly proved its ability to flexibly adapt to fast-changing environments and new client demands. This has been accompanied by a continuous diversification of its range of services, which over the years has culminated in a diverse array of practice-oriented education, consulting, personnel and social services that contribute daily to building valuable relationships between companies and individuals. The needs-based portfolio of the bbw Group addresses all aspects of modern economic activity and supports the forging of closer links between commerce and society and their institutions.

School-work transition

Young people pave their way for a fulfilling working life during their school, vocational and university education. We provide young people with career guidance counselling and additional career support as they make the crucial transition from school to the world of work. In this way, we help ensure businesses have the skilled workers they need – both today and in the future.

Inclusion: Participation in the world of work

People with disabilities are capable of remarkable things if they are properly trained for the task at hand and if they have accommodating work structures. That’s where we get involved: participating in the world of work requires not only acceptance and goodwill from management and team members but also far-reaching integration and supervision measures and cooperative projects that extend into the personal environment. Our solutions are tailored to individual requirements and abilities and are always seamlessly integrated into the company’s existing practices.

Inclusion: Participation in the world of work

Getting back to work

Health problems or a lack of qualifications should never stop people from being able to join the workforce for any sustained period. The bbw Group uses every possible means to get people out of long-term unemployment: process-oriented advice and partial qualifications for unskilled and semi-skilled workers; different types of job placement measures; temporary jobs; and cooperative projects between job centres and public health insurance providers.

Health promotion in the workplace

More and more companies are recognising that their employees can only perform well when they are healthy. We help these companies develop their own in-house programme for health management in the workplace, focusing on topics such as occupational health and safety, human resource management and development, corporate culture, and change management. At the same time, we support employees in maintaining their work-life balance. Our range of services also includes seminars on employee health, the development of individual prevention concepts, and flexible work hours as the key to reconciling work and family commitments.

Staff and business development

Motivated employees perform better and are happy to take on new tasks, and company strategies can influence employee motivation and behaviour. From a business perspective, it is therefore essential to implement the right personnel strategies. Through education services that are closely tied to professional practice, the bbw Group assists companies with staff recruitment and development, but also with staff management, retention and training – all in all, an effective strategy for ensuring a sufficient supply of skilled workers while at the same time improving competitiveness. We strengthen relationships between commerce and society through cross-border cooperation, and our international projects are tapping into new market sectors.

Internationalisation

Better qualifications open up better career opportunities for young people, and consequently countries – especially newly industrialised nations – benefit from higher employment rates. Through strategic measures that help ease the transition from school to professional life, such as implementing a vocational training model based on Germany’s dual education system, the bbw Group is committed to ensuring that vocational training is integrated more intensively into schooling and that graduates from vocational colleges are equipped with better qualifications. One example is a scheme in China, where German companies are collaborating directly with local vocational training schools and colleges to meet the companies’ growing demand for skilled workers.

Career – parenting – elderly care

Making work more compatible with caring for children and elderly relations is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. The bbw Group helps working mothers and fathers flexibly organise their daily life around work, parenting and elderly care. Our numerous programmes and measures support closer integration of education, training, employment and care services. Providing the foundation for this are local needs-based supervision and care services that systematically promote the reconciliation of work and care responsibilities.

Immigration

In the face of a declining population, many sectors of the German economy are already suffering from a lack of qualified applicants, which makes the vocational and social integration of immigrants that much more important. Suitable measures for learning the German language are a crucial prerequisite for successful integration. The bbw Group has developed a multi-stage language acquisition programme that addresses the many different situations immigrants may find themselves in. While the introductory courses build basic language competence, advanced courses enable participants to gain language proficiency skills up to level B1. Our subsidiary bfz also offers special courses designed to teach specific job-related language skills. Another component is providing immigrants and refugees with career advice and information services.

Personnel services

The bbw Group’s range of personnel services includes measures related to vocational orientation and re-orientation, coaching, and intercultural competencies as well as education programmes for skilled workers and management staff who wish to enhance their foreign language skills. This range of services facilitates flexible personnel management and provides companies with the qualified staff it needs to be successful domestically and internationally. It also opens up career opportunities for employees both at home and abroad. Complementing these services are the first-class programmes of bbw subsidiary iSt Internationale Sprach- und Studienreisen, which offer on-location language immersion abroad. There is also increasing demand for our activities as an international HR service provider, especially in the areas of recruiting and employee qualification. Particularly unique is the qualification-driven temporary work scheme operated by procedo by gps. Other components of our portfolio include sector-specific solutions offered in collaboration with German employers’ associations, the recruiting of temporary management staff, and the assessment of HR transfer demand and placement demand for skilled workers and management staff.

Hochschule der Bayerischen Wirtschaft

Today, successful business careers require not only technical expertise and methodical knowledge but advanced decision-making skills. At the same time, there is increasing demand for study programmes that accommodate work and family life. The Hochschule der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (HDBW) meets all of these demands. At three campuses, students can complete Bachelor’s degrees in business administration, industrial engineering and management, and mechanical engineering. Students at HDBW can be part of the workforce and still fit their studies around their work, and they do not require traditional entrance qualifications. One of HDBW’s greatest strengths is its close connections to Bavaria’s private sector and the practical learning experiences that arise from this in the form of project-based study modules. Thanks to its cooperation with the associations and companies of Bavarian industry association vbw, HDBW is able to offer its students excellent contacts to a wide range of companies in Bavaria and across the world.

Our competencies:

  • Career orientation, support and training for the skilled workers of tomorrow
  • Integration and supervision concepts for people with disabilities
  • Development and qualification schemes for the long-term unemployed
  • Education programmes on staff recruitment and development and on staff management, retention and training
  • Solutions for health management in the workplace and for improving work-life balance
  • Needs-based training, support and qualification of skilled workers and junior employees in their home countries
  • Needs-based services that reconcile work and care responsibilities
  • Development programmes that support the integration of immigrants
  • Personnel services for vocational orientation, re-orientation and coaching
  • Education programmes that support the acquisition of intercultural competencies and foreign language skills
  • Qualification-driven temporary work
       

How you benefit:

  • Fulfilment of the growing demand for skilled workers
  • Successful inclusion experiences for companies and employees
  • Activation of dormant potential in the primary labour market
  • Improved staff motivation and retention
  • Improved employee health and personal work-life balance
  • Better reconciliation of family and career
  • Better reconciliation of care and work responsibilities
  • Enhanced job prospects for skilled workers and junior employees, especially in newly industrialised countries
  • Realisation of the potential that immigrants have for German society and the German labour market
  • Filling of vacancies in Germany and abroad with highly qualified skilled workers and management staff
  • Access to qualified temporary workers

bbw-Gruppe

Head Office

bbw Group
Infanteriestraße 8
D-80797 München
Phone: +49(0)89 44108100
info@bbw.de

bbw Group - The Educational Association of the Bavarian Economy

As a reliable partner of the economy bbw has been offering its industry-specific services for more than 40 years. We support qualification and further training processes of individuals and companies through trainings and consulting services tailored to the demand of the working world. For this purpose the bbw-group possesses a network of 19 educational and consulting companies.