Staff development

The biggest asset our company has is our staff.

Our staff identify with the corporate policy and values at igefa, not least because we support them and qualify them individually.

For us, the ongoing development of talent among our own employees therefore has highest priority.

Over 65 percent of our staff have been working for us for over 15 years.

We want to keep them in the company with their skills.


Portrait und Zitat René Ihle


Systematic future planning

Our long-term personnel planning and development is oriented to our corporate strategy.

Personnel planning always takes into account the social framework conditions and demographic change, as well as the lack of specialist staff.

We want to fill as many specialist and management positions as possible with our own staff as part of our long-term succession planning.

At the same time, we aim to develop them to become entrepreneurs in the company - to individuals who take a longer view, who have creative ideas and are an important impetus.

To this extent, the systematic needs- and future-oriented development of our staff, as well as support for new staff, is of key importance.


Qualification and further training

We continuously invest in the qualification of our staff and support them in building up the new competencies, skills and abilities that they need for their daily work.

As part of regular staff discussions, the manager and the member of staff jointly determine the individual development needs of the member of staff.

Then, suitable measures

  • Seminars
  • Additional training
  • Further part-time qualifications

are agreed and their personal career plan is discussed. This process forms the basis for the follow-up planning and the ongoing further development of the company groups.

If needed, and if they are suited, we transfer new tasks and functions onto our staff, which offer greater responsibility and therefore better prospects for development in the long term.

As a globally operative group of companies, we can offer our staff career paths in Germany and abroad.


Campus Seminarsituationigefa Campus – methodical staff development

The igefa campus, our further training facility founded in 2012, supports us in the individual development and qualification of our staff.

ISO 29990 TÜV-SüdFrom the central office in Berlin, the training measures are managed and designed for staff throughout Germany - both for our customers and our employees.

In 2015, the igefa campus was certified according to DIN EN ISO 29990 for learning service providers for the first time.


With this management system, we ensure that our high quality standards and standards for continuous development are met.

In 2016, we changed the way we organise the igefa campus - including in terms of sustainability.
Four decentralised training locations now mean that staff have a shorter journey to travel, thus minimising our CO2 footprint.
However, we don’t just regularly take a critical look at the way the igefa campus is organised.

We are constantly further developing our seminar programme.

The increasing number of trained staff underlines the successful work of our further training facility.

In the 2015/2016 reporting period, around 700 more members of staff received further training via the igefa campus than in the previous reporting period.

Thanks to the cooperation between the igefa campus and the TÜV Süd Akademie agreed in 2016, our staff also have access to the entire TÜV Süd seminar programme, in addition to the seminars offered at the igefa campus.

In addition, many members of staff were also further qualified in various institutions and fields of specialism beyond our igefa campus:

  • Training in their specialist field, e.g. IT programmes
  • Courses in adult education centres
  • Certificate courses
  • Master courses
  • Part-time study courses at higher education institutions
igefa Campus Kachel

igefa Campus

Further training as a solution to personnel management challenges.

persönliche Schutzausrüstung Kachel

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

With our PPE product range, we help our customers protect their staff.

Experteninterviews Kachelbild

Expert interviews

Industry experts in conversation with the igefa Sustainability Council.

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Florian Jilek bei unserem igefa-Mitglied Arndt

Successful inclusion: igefa member Arndt sets a good example

A 25-year-old man with mental handicap recommended himself to work for igefa member Arndt in the warehouse. In addition, he has already made his driving license for conveyance vehicles.

Spannendes Outdoor-Training für Berliner Auszubildende

Exciting outdoor training for Berlin trainees

Every year, trainees from igefa headquarters in Blumberg and the Hildebrandt & Bartsch branch travel together to a youth hostel to complete a special trainee program.

Foto zum CSR Verständnis

CSR understanding

We provide services to people.
For a clean, safe world.

Bild zum igefa Nachhaltigkeitsrat

Sustainability Council

The igefa Sustainability Council is the federal control body for sustainability activities in the company group.

Umweltschutz Kachelbild


Over the last five years, we have succeeded in reducing our CO2 emissions by 16 percent.

Kachelbild zur Gesellschaft

Social Commitment

Our goal is to have an impact in
areas where help reaches
the people who need it.

Imagebild zum Bericht


We report according to the recognised guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).