thyssenkrupp intends to have taken on eighty IT specialists by the end of the year. The new tenth floor office space in the Olivia Six building will be for the specialists and managers of the newly formed team.
thyssenkrupp is a world leader in advanced industrial technologies; it delivers components to such sectors as automotive, aviation and maritime. Furthermore, it manufactures cranes and lifts as well as industrial equipment for special applications. In total, the company employs over 160,000 people around the world. The Gdańsk centre provides services for more than 1,500 companies in the thyssenkrupp group all over the world.
At present, the company employs over 100 people in Gdańsk who work mainly in IT, Finance and Accounting, HR and Property Management Divisions. The Gdańsk centre continues to develop its services department. The new offices will be occupied by system and application administrators, SAP software specialists, IT infrastructure engineers, IT processes support specialists and project teams. thyssenkrupp is looking for qualified professionals in these areas and those who would want to improve their skills and obtain attractive new qualifications. The condition is a good command of English. The command of German would be an advantage; besides, the company offers specialist language courses for its employees. In addition, it assists in employee development by offering training and the opportunity to pursue certificates as well as practical learning through work with experienced professionals from Germany, the US and other countries. Future employees may also expect training programmes in the technologies, processes and IT solutions the company uses.
Within the next few years, thyssenkrupp plans to employ 700 people in Gdańsk.
“Gdańsk is becoming a very important centre for IT services to the thyssenkrupp group. Similar centres have also emerged in other places in the world but this location would be a leading one in terms of headcount. A great diversity in the nature of business of the group companies is the opportunity to gain unique experience and work with different technologies. We promote employee development and encourage our people to contribute to a friendly office atmosphere”, says Robert Góra, President of the Board, ThyssenKrupp Group Services Gdańsk Sp. z o.o.
“The newly created team in Gdańsk is full of energy to work and activities, after work hours as well, e.g. the participation in sports events, care for the environment initiatives or sector conferences”, adds Rafał Grabowski, IT Team Leader, ThyssenKrupp Group Services Gdańsk.
“The most important development plans for the centre are expanding the existing team of SAP system specialists and consultants in all the areas from 20 to 100 people within the next one and a half years. Therefore, we are looking for people with vast experience who want to develop their career in SAP consulting, leaders ready to take responsibility for creating their own teams and people without any particular experience but eager to learn”, sums up Łukasz Narojczyk Manager of the Application Support and Development Department.
Since its early days, the project has been supported by the Invest in Pomerania initiative, in particular by the Pomerania Development Agency and the Gdańsk Economic Development Agency (INVESTGDA).
“I congratulate thyssenkrupp on such a dynamic growth and on new ideas. I am also pleased with the company’s plans to employ specialists from the broad IT sector, which proves that the market in the Tri-City is prepared for the expectations of such companies as thyssenkrupp. I can assure you that as the President of INVESTGDA and partner to Invest in Pomerania I will make every effort for ThyssenKrupp to have favourable conditions for the further development of its project in Gdańsk”, said Alan Aleksandrowicz, President of the Board, INVESTGDA.