"I actually wanted to study electrical engineering"
“I had the idea of studying for a technical occupation very early on. However, my decision to study mechatronics was a very spontaneous one, as I actually wanted to study electrical engineering. I have not regretted my decision so far. Quite the opposite, in fact.”
How it all began
I first started at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG by taking part in high school internships and voluntary internships here. At that time, the company was still called Polysius AG and had not yet become part of the thyssenkrupp group. I heard about the company through a former neighbor and friend of the family. After I graduated from high school with an entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences, I asked myself the question that all young people ask themselves: what path should I choose for my future career? The answer came in the form of an advertisement for a dual study program in mechatronics in association with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG. I applied right away and before I knew it I had a place on the program. Since then, I have been working at thyssenkrupp and I am now also in the sixth semester of my degree program in mechatronics.
Working at thyssenkrupp constantly brings new challenges. I frequently have to tackle new tasks that I have never been faced with before. Even as a career entrant, there are always new technical issues to explore – you need to familiarize yourself with them and find solutions. One aspect that I find particularly demanding but enjoyable at the same time is that I need to take a multi-dimensional approach in order to develop new technical solutions. It is a great experience.
My typical working day
My day at thyssenkrupp currently begins by reviewing the emails I have received. After that, I start my actual work. Because I am in the sixth semester right now, I am currently working on my degree project. I am working very hard on completing this project and I discuss it from time to time with the project members and the project manager.
Our motto is “engineering. tomorrow. together.” For me, “together” means...
...collaborating intensively with colleagues at sites abroad. In our group alone, we are in constant dialog with colleagues from Chile, Brazil and the United States.
New and surprising opportunities are around every corner
I like to tell my friends about the numerous possibilities at thyssenkrupp – particularly the opportunity to work in an international context and achieve great results in a multi-national team. Even after I complete my degree program, thyssenkrupp offers ongoing options for further education and training which will open up new opportunities and job prospects. That is perfect for me, since my philosophy is: “If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep on being what you’ve always been”.
A company with a friendly atmosphere. That is really something.
I associate the work at thyssenkrupp with a varied range of tasks. Each project is unique here and provides the opportunity to solve challenging problems. I also really like the cooperative, almost family-like sense of cohesion within the group. It makes you look forward to coming to work in the morning. I aim to do a master’s degree straight after my bachelor’s degree. It goes without saying that I would like to continue assisting my colleagues as a working student – by working at thyssenkrupp while completing my master’s degree.