French automaker seeks more German engineers

Saarbruecken, Germany. French automaker Peugeot wants to recruit more German engineers.

Gerhard Linnenberger, the head of personnel at Peugeot Germany, said, "We do not have any research center or production location in Germany, but we offer exciting projects to engineers nevertheless."

He said that there is close networking between Peugeot in Germany and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's headquarters in Paris.

Peugeot also need new recruits for its service and technical sectors.

Conventional recruitment methods such as advertisements and exhibitions are no longer enough for Peugeot -- so the company signed its third deal with a German higher education establishment in April.

The plan is to recruit up to three mechanical engineering and vehicle manufacturing students a year straight from the university for technology and economics in Saarland.

Peugeot also has deals with Mannheim Berufsakademie and Bergisch-Gladbach's economics college to support up to seven students a year.

So far 27 recruits have found permanent jobs with Peugeot.

Approximately 400 of Peugeot Germany's 1,990 German employees work at the company German head offices.

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