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Advanced helpers initiative

We help succeed

This is the motto behind the advancement helpers initiative launched by the "Anpfiff ins Leben" association for young people together with eleven companies from the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region – including FUCHS. The aim of the initiative is to improve the career prospects of young people.

Within the scope of this initiative, managers accompany and support young people with a keen interest in sports on their journey from the school classroom into professional life. They take on the role of mentor and contact person, or in other words, "advancement helpers“. The young people gain valuable insights into day-to-day working life through discussions and internships.

As part of this program, Philipp Hoock, a soccer player at TSV Amicitia Viernheim, was personally greeted at FUCHS PETROLUB SE in Mannheim by Stefan Fuchs and given a tour of the premises in July 2014. This initial encounter has since developed into an exciting exchange for both parties. Philipp will also embark on a two-week student internship at FUCHS this coming fall.

In this manner, the initiative aims to show young people concrete career options  as early as the career orientation phase, whet their appetite, embolden them and not least help them get used to taking the initiative in order to ease their transition to the world of work. At the same time, it grants companies access to committed applicants for training and study courses as well as insights into their views and lives.

Anpfiff ins Leben e.V., initiated and sustainably supported by Dietmar Hopp, pursues a holistic approach to support and covers the areas of sport, school, career and social matters. The association brings together top manages and leading figures from industry who want to help improve the career prospects of young people in the region. All information on the advancement helper initiative can be found at anpfiff-ins-leben.de.

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