“You have impressively demonstrated that you are aware of your responsibility for training young people and thus also for the early development of your own junior staff. We would like to thank you for this and present you with the IHK signet “TOP Company for dual vocation training” as an enclosure. The Offenbach Chamber of Industry and Commerce writes and goes on to say that atriga “has made a significant contribution to this top result through dedication and commitment”. This is because the trainees at atriga, the pioneer in customer-friendly and digital receivables management, are regularly among the best in their year.
This made us curious and we spoke to the two people responsible for trainees at atriga, Chiara Schöpp and Peter Pigetzki, as well as former trainee Fabian Fiedler, who is now permanently employed at atriga in the pre-litigation receivables management department.
Which channels does atriga use to find the ‘right’ trainees?
Chiara Schöpp: “We look for new atriga trainees across a wide range of online platforms or the employment agency, but of course also directly via our atriga website. Only the special job or career fairs have proven to be too expensive and unsuccessful for us. Especially because the coronavirus pandemic means that a lot can now be done online and via social media.”
What does atriga expect from applicants?
Chiara Schöpp: “Unlike many other companies, we still insist on complete application documents including cover letter, CV and certificates. In addition, we always take a special look at grades in math and German, as these are basic requirements for starting an apprenticeship at atriga. Part of the reason for this is that the process has changed due to a different applicant structure. We now receive 62 percent of all applications from the region, 9 percent come from all over Germany and a remarkable 29 percent from non-EU countries. However, the great diversity at atriga proves that everyone who applies with the right motivation gets a chance here.”