By training and qualifying young people, we not only secure our future cadres of specialists, we also make a key contribution to society. In 2010, we hired approximately 1,700 trainees and students in Germany. We offered employment contracts to around 70% of eligible trainees. We foster the top 5% of our roughly 3,600 trainees in Germany in our top trainee programme. They are offered special seminars and permanent contracts upon successfully completing the programme. Perspektive Gelb is our programme to give young people, whose career prospects seem bleak, a chance at a traineeship. In 2010, we took on nearly 80% of the 221 participants in the class of 2009.