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Concern over the number of trainees is one of the ongoing issues in the industry. The organizer of südback is addressing the issue with new perspectives in September.

The topic of trainee recruitment will be a focal point in many exhibition areas. The organizers explain that, although nationwide advertising campaigns for training in craft trades are winning marketing awards, they have not yet been sufficiently successful at the grassroots level.

"A large number of the available training places cannot be filled at present," was also a comment made by Andreas Kofler, managing director of the State Association of Guilds of Württemberg Bakers, one of the industry partners of südback. "It is all the more important to reduce the relatively high number of dropouts from training. This is an important objective for us," emphasised Kofler.

The association wants to generate even more enthusiasm for the bakery trade among trainees at südback. "We are inviting vocational schools to experience at the trade fair the opportunities which are available in the occupations."
Class teams each comprising five vocational trainees will be able on an open stage to show südback visitors how innovatively they are already working as apprentices in the bakery trade.
Bakeries, which attend the trade fair in Stuttgart with both their management team and apprentices, are also showing their appreciation for young employees. The fact that young bakers can pursue a career in the profession after their apprenticeship instead of changing jobs can also lead to a positive decision after visiting südback, the organizer anticipates.
For confectioners, südback is considered a piece in the mosaic of their trainee recruitment. "We now have a situation where there are more applicants than training places," said State Guild Master Klaus Vollmer. "It is now necessary more than ever to maintain the motivation of young people at a high level. The State Association of Guilds of Baden-Württemberg Confectioners is offering young professionals a podium with the traditional apprentice competition for the Carlo Wildt Cup.

This year, südback takes place September, 23-26, Stuttgart, Germany. 

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