6. Personnel expenses and human resources
|in € thousand||2015/16||2014/15|
|Wages and salaries||349,592||334,184|
|Social security, pension and other benefit expenses||98,992||97,111|
The pension expenses primarily comprise allocations to the provisions for pensions.
The average number of employees in the Group during the year was as follows:
|Trainees and apprentices||255||252|