"Sometimes it's worth taking a closer look," Bastian Bastuba (19) explains when he tells us about his apprenticeship at ROSEN in Lingen (Ems). Several times he has unscrewed metal sheets from machines in the company and looked behind them to find an answer to the question 'What is that actually?
Specifically, this is an apprenticeship in one of the high-tech companies in the region. Bastian has been apprenticing here since last year as a cutting machine operator specializing in milling technology in the Mechanical Manufacturing department. He is enthusiastic about the trust and responsibility that he receives here as a young professional. "After just a few days, you're working with state-of-the-art machinery that costs hundreds of thousands, and you get to try things out quickly. This kind of trust motivates me every day," says the apprentice.
But it's not just mechanical professions. The company in the Emsland region is currently providing apprenticeships in ten professions and six dual courses of study – IT or commercial areas are also represented.
Carina Kreling (19), for example, is apprenticing as an industrial clerk. She found her way there after graduating from high school together with a career counselor. "The best decision and a lucky strike," she says today. At ROSEN, there is the opportunity to get a taste of a wide variety of company departments and thus build up a broad portfolio of general knowledge. Carina, in her third year of apprenticeship, has already been in departments such as Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing, Communications or Purchasing.
A major focus of the technology company is digitization. This is where, for example, the apprentice of the IT specialist for system integration, Robin-Shaun Bland (24), finds himself. Robin has always had a good technical understanding and a talent for working with computers. "When a job ad from ROSEN got around in my school class, I applied right away," he recalls. Today, as an IT trainee, he has a wide range of tasks, from supporting more than 1,400 colleagues at the Lingen (Ems) site to programming.
Bastian, Carina and Robin agree that good supervision, trust-based "trying things out" and the exchange among colleagues offer the greatest added value within an apprenticeship. This often leads to new perspectives: The three career starters had already considered studying before or especially during their apprenticeships and thus further developed their respective career plans. However, after the apprenticeship at ROSEN, it is also possible to start with a permanent position. Here, the company continues to offer many opportunities.
But let's get back to the start of professional life. What does it take to take the first step? "In the field of mechanical production, you should have a basic understanding of mathematics and enthusiasm for technology," says Bastian. "Organizational talents with an interest in commercial matters have a good prerequisite for the apprenticeship as an industrial clerk," adds Carina. Robin cites a passion for working on computers as useful for training in IT and adds with a smile, "Gambling on computer games certainly can' t be a bad thing either!"
Contact person for apprenticeships at ROSEN: Natalie Niemann, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org