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Munich 07-Sep-2020

Rohde & Schwarz daycare center opens in Munich

Starting in the fall of 2020, more than 50 children will be able to attend a new daycare center. At Rohde & Schwarz , the doors are now open to take in a big group of children aged zero to six. The Munich based technology company has supported a healthy work-life balance for decades. In keeping with this philosophy, the decision was taken in 2019 to refurbish its Munich location. Next year, the "Haus der Kinder" will welcome up to 30 more children.

At Rohde & Schwarz, the doors are now open to take in a big group of children aged zero to six.
At Rohde & Schwarz, the doors are now open to take in a big group of children aged zero to six.

Rohde & Schwarz has created space for 36 daycare and 46 kindergarten children on the company's premises in Friedenstrasse in Munich. For many years, the company has made it a priority to promote a healthy work-life balance for its employees. This led to cooperative agreements with several Munich daycare centers and kindergartens. In 2019, the Executive Board decided that the time had arrived for the next step: establishing the company's own on-site childcare facility. Working with several partners, including the works council and the real estate management subsidiary R&S Immobilienmanagement GmbH, a project team took on the renovation of the company premises. Following six months of construction work, a 1600 m2 site was set aside for the Rohde & Schwarz youngsters, including a spacious 820 m2 outdoor area.

To run the facility, Rohde & Schwarz selected the Munich based AWO, which has been actively engaged in all areas of social work for over 100 years and already operates more than 20 company daycare centers. AWO recruited 10 new childcare staff for the Rohde & Schwarz "Haus der Kinder". Rohde & Schwarz was won over by AWO's guiding principles and pedagogical concept and many shared values such as personal freedom and supporting the growth of individual talents. The "Haus der Kinder" will especially support bilingualism and familiarity with technology.

Holger Schötz, Executive Vice President Human Resources at Rohde & Schwarz: "It is very important to us for our employees to know that their children are receiving the best possible care so that they can do their job with complete peace of mind. With the refurbishment of the facilities in Friedenstrasse and a highly qualified organization to run the center, we can now provide our colleagues with the best possible support – not only in Munich, but at many of our other locations, too. Just in May of this year, for example, we also opened an on-site daycare center at our location in Vimperk in the Czech Republic."

Christine Albiez, a member of the AWO management team in the child daycare section, is delighted with the continuation of her organization's cooperation with the Munich-based company: "Rohde & Schwarz is a partner who fully understands the importance we place on participation as a quality benchmark. We're delighted to have the opportunity to make our longstanding experience and extensive expertise in childcare available to benefit the employees of Rohde & Schwarz. And if we can take in more groups and children next year, Friedenstrasse will be livelier than ever before."

The official opening ceremony will take place at a later date at an internal company event with a very small number of people in attendance.

Press & media contact

Louise Christensen
Employer Branding and Communication Manager
(+49 89) 4129-16170
career@rohde-schwarz.com

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Rohde & Schwarz is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security and networks and cybersecurity. The technology group's innovative communications, information and security products help industry and government customers ensure a safer and connected world. On June 30, 2020, Rohde & Schwarz had about 12,300 employees worldwide. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.58 billion in the 2019/2020 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.


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AWO Munich is a recognized support organization in the non-affiliated care sector. Its mission is to delivering a wide range of services as a social services provider that focuses on values. Since it was formed in 1919, its socio-ethical foundation has been defined by the fundamental values of freedom, equality, solidarity, justice and tolerance. The social welfare arm of the organization, founded as a subcommittee by Marie Juchacz, has steadily developed over its 100-year history. Despite being banned under the Nazi regime, it has achieved uninterrupted success in its mission since its earliest beginnings. Through its diverse range of services, ranging from the care of infants through to nursing services for the elderly, the AWO is firmly positioned in Germany's social services sector. The 255,000 full-time staff, 66,000 volunteers and 335,000 members underscore the AWO's position as a leading organization in the non-affiliated care sector. Further information is available (in German) at www.awo-muenchen.de and https://www.facebook.com/awomuenchenstadt

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