Training young talent is the foundation of any stable, sustainably-operating company. As a public-sector company and part of the City of Hamburg’s business community, we have been actively supporting young people's professional development by providing them with training opportunities. At any given time we have up to 20 trainees in three different disciplines. In addition, there are several positions for university students who have chosen a combined Business Administration and internship program. Our commitment to training young talent has received the "Five Star Seal", the highest award in the "Hamburg's best Companies for Training” competition, three times in total. Since the year 2000, our trainees have been able to additionally qualify as "Energy Scouts“ in a program offered by the Hamburg Chamber Of Commerce. These comprehensive training courses aim to provide trainees with a deeper understanding of ecological and technical complexities. Within the scope of this training, our trainees took 2nd place in 2020. As a company we place great emphasis on strengthening the individual skills of all employees while supporting their personal development continuously. This is why we established the HMC Academy as a core instrument of personnel development many years ago.