IVG Immobilien AG has again this year been recognized as one of the top employers in the real estate sector, achieving 12th place among 180 companies. This was revealed in a survey by Immobilien Zeitung of the 65 universities (universities of applied sciences and colleges of advanced vocational studies in Germany) that offer real estate degrees. This year a total of 574 students took part in the survey.
The top employer ranking is part of the survey for the real estate job campaign under the patronage of the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Professor Annette Schavan. Construction group Hochtief, estate agents Jones Lang LaSalle and shopping center developer ECE remained the top selected employers.
The focus of the students' employer of choice was corporate image, fields of activity, the chance to begin an international career and the corresponding trainee program, but also the proximity to institutes of higher education.
IVG played a significant role in the largest job fair in the real estate sector in Germany called the IZ-Karriereforum, which was organized for the first time by Immobilien Zeitung and held on June 12, 2010. At the fair, young professionals made contacts with possible employers and visited events and information booths of the attending companies.
Hans-Georg Zietlow, Head of HR at IVG Immobilien AG, stressed in many talks with interested students at the career forum that a prerequisite for a successful career is a Passion for Real Estate. IVG is currently recruiting graduates of institutes of higher education for its 18-month trainee program in the area of finance and real estate management.