The Bosch training strategy in Hungary has earned another award. The National Employment Fund (OFA) and the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MKIK) gave their Special Award for Training in the Responsible Employer of the Year awards to the joint entry by Robert Bosch Energy and Body System Kft. and Robert Bosch Power Tool Kft. Every year since 2016, OFA has picked out the employers who treat human resources as the most important part of the company and make efforts to retain and develop their staff and look after their welfare. There are four categories, and the MKIK special award goes to the employer who has been doing the most for training.
In January 2017, Bosch set up a joint training center in Miskolc to provide the company with stable, highly-qualified staff. The primary aim of the unified training center is to work out a training strategy for manual workers that is adapted to the realities of the labour market. It therefore provides training support for production areas, associates working in production trained for specific jobs, and it also provides career paths for company staff.
András Somogyi, Human Resources Director of the Bosch Group in Hungary, outlined how the training center has set out to attain its objectives: “We carried out major changes in organisation and workflows so that we could provide our colleagues with greater autonomy and increase their ability to take the initiative in planning their careers and attaining their career goals.” But training opportunities are not reserved for newcomers alone. In the spirit of lifelong training, the center also benefits people who have been working for Bosch for a long time, and there are also courses for managers.
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Bosch has been present in Hungary since 1898 with its products. The company is this year celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opening of its first Hungarian operation. After its re-establishment as a regional trading company in 1991, Bosch has grown into one of Hungary’s largest foreign industrial employers with currently nine Hungarian subsidiaries. In fiscal 2017 it had a total turnover of HUF 1304 billion and sales of the Bosch Group on the Hungarian market – not counting trade among its own companies – was HUF 244 billion. The Bosch Group in Hungary employs roughly 13,500 people (as per January 1, 2018). In addition to its manufacturing, commercial and development business, Bosch has a network of sales and service operations that covers the entire country.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). The company generated sales of 78.1 billion euros in 2017. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 64,500 associates in research and development.