Companies usually use trade fairs and exhibitions to showcase their portfolio to prospective customers and business partners. But, of course, there's always a different way of doing things. For example, why not use events like these to present your company as a potential future employer? That is precisely what local company Continental AG is doing at CeBIT 2017 in Hannover. "Continental already generates 60 percent of its sales in the automotive sector with digital products, and that trend is growing," says Dr. Ariane Reinhart, Director of Labor Relations, explaining shortly before the start of the fair how important digitalization is to the technology company. "We currently have 13,500 software engineers hard at work in our development teams. When it comes to software, we offer our new colleagues all round the world the opportunity to help shape the future of mobility. For us, the IT trade fairs are a crucial touchpoint for getting to know new talent."
During the fair in Hannover, Continental offers both career starters and experienced software engineers a chance to touch base with the company. Visitors interested in career and training opportunities in IT and development with Continental can find out more in Hall 11 and of course showcase their own talents. In the run-up to CeBIT 2017, Dr. Reinhart pointed out that the automotive industry is facing major challenges: "One thing is clear - cars, motorcycles and even completely new mobility services will be offering new functions based on bits & bytes. To a large extent, these services will be developed by talented engineers at Continental. It’s an exciting job for both young and experienced engineers who enjoy international cooperation."