WHICH DUAL STUDY PROGRAMME ARE YOU COMPLETING AT WORTMANN AND WHY DID YOU CHOOSE IT?
I am completing the dual study programme with a specialisation in International Business. After a year abroad in Sweden during my school time, I recognised quickly that I am interested in international markets. A dual study programme particularly appealed to me as a way to make contacts and enter professional life directly. As I enjoy learning foreign languages, I knew that I wanted to gain a foothold in an internationally active company like Wortmann.
HOW DO YOUR PRACTICAL AND THEORY PHASES WORK?
I study and work in a block system. This means that I always spend three months at the university and then three months in a department at Wortmann. I really like the alternation of theory and practice, because it gives you the opportunity to apply the knowledge you've learned to everyday work. Through the contact with other dual students at the university, I can gather many different impressions to prepare me for my future professional life.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING TO WORTMANN IF YOU WANT TO FOLLOW THE TRAINING PROGRAMME/DUAL STUDY PROGRAMME?
Open-mindedness and motivation. Due to the Corona pandemic, it was even more important that we as trainees courageously approach our colleagues and thus build up a network on our own. One should not show false shyness and should be curious.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES WORTMANN AS AN EMPLOYER?
A very open and collegial working atmosphere. As a dual student, I am regarded as a colleague, valued, taken seriously and involved in process development and problem solving.
IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE WORTMANN WITH THREE ADJECTIVES, WHAT WOULD THEY BE?
Familiar, diverse and modern.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR UNIQUE WORTMANN EXPERIENCE?
For a long time, most Wortmann team events had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, which is why my first team event was particularly unique for me. I am an apprentice spokesperson since the beginning of 2021 and together with my team colleague we decided that an apprentice meeting was long overdue. As a result, we planned a barbecue evening for all three apprenticeship years in the summer. After a short period of worrying if the weather would be good, the meeting took place as planned. We were able to spend a relaxed evening and get to know each other much better. This was the ideal chance to welcome the new apprentices from the first year, to strengthen our sense of unity among the apprentices and to prove ourselves as apprentice spokespersons.