Technical Client Consultant
ThyssenKrupp Steel AG
I studied materials engineering so, of course, I’d already heard of ThyssenKrupp. I knew it as a big, well-known company that was active in partnerships with my university and quite a few of my fellow students had already gone on to work for them. So it was always present, people were always talking about it, which is how I had heard about it.
The reasons I decided to do the trainee program are that I simply didn’t want to commit myself yet, or I hadn’t worked out which area I really wanted to work in. The advantage within such a large company is that one can get to know different areas of the business and work with different people. It’s a neat way to network.
Actually, ThyssenKrupp has given me tons of exposure to working abroad in the past few years – since I started working as a technical account executive to the automotive industry. I’ve been to France, Spain, England. Actually, I spend a lot of time out and about. You get to know lots of different people and move in different cultural circles. It’s really good experience.
Before I came to ThyssenKrupp I just saw them as, a big or should I say huge company which actually wasn’t really that appealing at first. But now I know what it’s really like: it’s flexible innovative and fast moving. There’s plenty of change which is a lot of fun. There’s a really broad spectrum of areas to work in, and that’s great. There are always options for further development, moving on, and even switching to different areas. It’s really interesting.Close window