Supporting social work and actively contributing to environmental protection – the first two Gira trainee projects in 2013 gave trainees the opportunity to make a real difference whilst gaining new practical experience. Both projects were a resounding success. The young employees invested a lot of effort into the campaigns and had a lot of fun, too.
In addition to a social project, trainees could opt for a project focusing on environmental protection. Volunteers were accepted for a planting project at the Bever dam. Armed with spades and Wellington boots, a group of trainees set off for the day and planted some 200 trees under expert guidance. This called for stamina. The day was by no means easy, but everyone agreed it was a lot of fun. The nature in the region will benefit from their efforts for decades to come.
More trainee projects are already being prepared and will follow soon. For the campaigns, each trainee is permitted to take one workday off per year. The special thing about it is that the voluntary social day is treated as a regular working day. Through this, Gira wants to encourage trainees to make a contribution to society whilst expanding their social and environmental knowledge.