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High­ly diver­se opti­ons to attract good human resour­ces

31.05.2016 | Author: Kim Karotki | 0 Comments
In the competition to win qualified and top-performing employees, Klasmann-Deilmann banks on a recruitment mix in which the promotion of young talent plays a central role. The encouragement of a good work-life balance and family-friendly working conditions are other factors that make Klasmann-Deilmann an attractive employer. The company makes use of diverse channels to appeal to potential new recruits.

The substrate manufacturer from the Emsland region is particularly committed to the promotion of young employees. To facilitate the recruitment of academic employees, it has had good contacts with universities and colleges for years. In addition to the option of internships, the company also offers students the chance to spend a semester working at the company to prepare their Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis. Places are available in the fields of horticulture, forestry, renewable energy, mechanical engineering, business management or IT. Klasmann-Deilmann also hosts a variety of events for students, such as a workshop where students from Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences had the chance to meet specialists from the company or, more recently, an excursion for logistics students from Lingen.

Lingen will also be the venue for one of the regional job fairs at the beginning of June where the substrate manufacturer will present career opportunities to potential recruits. The Human Resources team also visits trade fairs dealing with the different specialist areas, such as the Horticultural Fair in Osnabrück-Haste.


For many of our employees, vocational training at Klasmann-Deilmann is the first step of their career. Many trainees are offered a permanent contract once they have qualified and can then go on to obtain further qualifications with the support of the company.

Job vacancies, traineeships and internship opportunities are posted on our Careers Page. Our vacancies are also published in the relevant trade journals and the usual online job portals. These vacancies not only inform candidates about the professional requirements, but also present Klasmann-Deilmann as a company which encourages a good work-life balance and sets great store by family friendliness. Recent additions to our recruitment activities are the business portals XING and LinkedIn, so that there are now numerous channels through which Klasmann-Deilmann can be contacted by would-be employees.

It’s you we write for

Our blog’s editorial staff prepare news and topics relating to our company’s various areas of activity. Here, we briefly introduce the members of the editorial team. Don’t hesitate to use the e-mail addresses given here for purposes of feedback and further information, to ask questions and suggest topics.


Corporate Editor

Dirk Röse | Head of Corporate Communications

Dirk Röse has been at Klasmann-Deilmann since 2004 and heads up the Corporate Communications division. His contributions to our blog are mainly about the company’s latest news and day-to-day activities.

Competencies Editor

Hermann Limbers  | Head of Advisory Service & Quality Management

Hermann Limbers has been with Klasmann-Deilmann since 1983. As part of the Product Development team, his contribution has included his instrumental role in establishing our range of Lithuanian growing media and our organic substrates. His present-day focuses are on international customer guidance and quality management. He consistently enriches our blog with his unique expertise on many aspects of raw materials and products.

Careers Editor

Kim Karotki | Corporate Communications

Kim Karotki has, since 2015, enjoyed a wide-ranging remit pertaining to Klasmann-Deilmann’s internal communications. Her background in journalism stands her in good stead when it comes to researching and delving into complex issues. For her blog entries, she generally takes contributions to internal communications and explores them further; she also focuses on human-resources development and careers.

Sustainability Editor

Geerd Smidt | Head of Sustainability Management

Dr Geerd Smidt is Klasmann-Deilmann’s first Sustainability Manager. Since 2016, he has moved us forward with regard to our climate footprint and life cycle assessments, our measures to reduce emissions, our responsible extraction of raw materials, our dialogue with stakeholders and many other aspects. In our blog he chiefly writes pieces relating to corporate social responsibility.