A tremendous success for DB Schenker's first summer vacation support service

Office in Linz supports working parents with professional childcare and its own playground

Together with the works council, the DB Schenker branch in Linz launched a new project for the summer of this year: the first DB Schenker summer childcare service! From 30 July to 31 August 2018, two childcare professionals from Kinderfreunde Linz gave working parents a helping hand and looked after 15 children of DB Schenker branch employees on a daily basis from 7.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. The initiative is to be continued next year due to the great response.

Thomas Ziegler, Managing Director of the DB Schenker branch in Linz-Hörsching, is delighted with its resounding success: "With this initiative, we want to show that family and working life can be successfully combined, and that we are able to support our employees during the summer months - a matter close to our hearts!

"My children were enthusiastic about attending summer care and were happy that they were allowed to come to work with me, so to speak. For us parents, this initiative to bridge the kindergarten summer vacation is a really big help," says Daniel Praxl, Team Leader Ocean Import at DB Schenker in Linz.

Games, fun and trucks

In order to make it possible for the children to have an exciting five weeks, both an indoor and an outdoor area were converted into a playground and equipped with furniture and toys suitable for children. A pavilion allowed the little ones to enjoy their time outdoors, even when the weather was not so good - the giant trampoline was a real hit with them! The children also had the opportunity to visit the entire premises, including the warehouse and offices, and to marvel at the trucks on site. This gave them a comprehensive insight into their parents’ daily work. The successful initiative was celebrated with a bouncy castle and exciting games for young and old.