TK Stainless International GmbH
I decided to take the “dual system” approach because I knew I really wanted to get vocational training as a solid foundation for my own personal goals. But at the same time, I wanted to keep my studies going to have the right safety net for my future career, and get off to a quick start at work, and start earning money to start securing my own livelihood.
ThyssenKrupp offered the right environment for my training by allowing me to get to know a large number of different topics and areas as part of the training program. Where I work, Dortmund, there is a really broad spectrum of areas to do ones training in, areas like production or sales, and others. I can learn so many things and there are many things in terms of experience I’ll take with me for later.
The benefit of receiving training on the theories and methods as well as actual practice is that I can take what I’ve learnt at the workplace and transfer it to the things I’m doing for my studies. But also I pick up the theoretical background from my studies and then I can apply that to the things I’m working on.
During my training at ThyssenKrupp, they’ve given me a wide variety of tasks to work on. One example would be being allowed to supervise a subsidiary which was a great way to get to know all the ins and outs of everyday business. You also get to work in different areas of the business, so you get to work in the “Young Service Factory” which is a kind of company within a company. We founded it and I was lucky to be part of that. In the future, further intakes of apprentices will get to work in the company using real money and real goods, and even come into contact with customers.Close window