Trainees tell us what they think

Janine Juen

Bürokauffrau (administrative assistant)

Porträt Janine Juen

Why did you decide to train with the Grieshaber Logistics Group?

As an administrative assistant, you can work in many different areas and, at Grieshaber, my main area of responsibility is book keeping. As I really like working with numbers, I have come to the right place!

What’s your typical working day?

I haven’t yet had a typical working day. It all depends on the department I’m working in. The good thing is that, in every department, trainees are given tasks to work on independently.

At the moment, I’m working in the collection department. My tasks include assigning incoming invoices to an account and forwarding these to the responsible people. The invoices are then entered in our accounting program. Once I week, I prepare the payments.

What are you learning at the vocational school? Where is it?

The Berufsschule für Bürokaufleute is in Bad Säckingen. Here, we learn about business management, accounting and general economics. In addition to economic subjects, we also have German, social studies, data processing, word processing and English.

English isn’t examined. However, a voluntary exam is offered in English, and you can do this in association with either the Chamber of Industry and Commerce or the Ministry for Culture.

What are your personal goals for the future?

My personal goals are to finish my training with a good grade and, straight after that, to continue to train, for example, as accountant or financial accountant, business manager or to study for a bachelor’s degree in accounting alongside my work. In any case, I want to stay in accounting at Grieshaber, but I can’t yet say which area I wish to work in until I have experienced them all.

Carmela Boscarino

Kauffrau für Spedition und Logistikdienstleistung (commercial clerk in forwarding and logistics services)

Porträt Carmela Boscarino

What fascinates you about your work?

The different departments I work in. For example, as a clerk specialising in forwarding, I also work in accounting or with customs.

Why did you decide to train with the Grieshaber Logistics Group?

Because I’d already heard a lot about Grieshaber and because training with Grieshaber is highly regarded.

What has been the highlight of your training so far?

My personal highlight was being able to take part in a tour in Switzerland with one of our trucks.

What are your personal goals for the future?

My goal for the future is to complete my training successfully so that I am successful in my career.

What are the further training possibilities?

After completing the training and with sufficient practical experience, it is possible to train as a Verkehrsfachwirt (specialist in transport management and operations). It’s also possible to qualify as a trainer in order to supervise others later.

Swetlana Schewtschenko

Fachkraft für Lagerlogistik (specialist in warehouse logistics)

Porträt Swetlana Schewtschenko

What are your personal goals for the future?

I want to complete my training successfully, of course! I also want to train as a Fachwirt (business administrator) so I can learn even more.

What fascinates you about your work?

My work is varied and involves working in both commercial and business areas.

What are the further training possibilities?

If you have at least two years’ professional experience, you can train as a Meister für Lagerwirtschaft (warehouse manager). After working for a few years, you can also train as a technical business administrator or business manager. This mainly involves planning and organisational work.

What’s your typical working day?

My typical working day looks like this: Entering incoming goods, picking, packing goods, getting pallets ready for dispatch and printing labels.

What has been the highlight of your training so far?

My personal highlight was the interim exam, which I passed with a good grade.

Sandra Dyba

DHBW graduate in forwarding, transport and logistics

Porträt Sandra Dyba

What fascinates you about your work?

It’s never boring. There is a constant supply of new projects and challenges, which are all a learning curve.

Do you have any tips for applicants?

Make a first-class impression, be prepared to give your all, think for yourself and get actively involved!

Why did you decide to train with the Grieshaber Logistics Group?

At some point, I realised that a logistics service provider would offer the most diversity and change and would also give me the opportunity to get to know different processes and projects. I chose Grieshaber after completing an internship. I liked the work and the team welcomed me from the start. I knew that I would feel comfortable here and that I would also have interesting tasks to do. Grieshaber was simply right for me.

What did you learn at the vocational school?

The training was a dual study course in the company and at the DHBW. For me, it was the DHBW (then still the BA) in Lörrach. The course focused on economics and aspects of forwarding, transport and logistics.

What are the further training possibilities?

There are lots of different options. In any case, it’s possible to further specialise within the company after completing the training. There are various directions, e.g. IT, customs, hazardous goods, quality management, etc.

 

André Graf

Trained as Kaufmann für Spedition und Logistikdienstleistung (commercial clerk in forwarding and logistics services)

Porträt André Graf

What was the highlight of your training?

The biggest highlight was when I passed the oral exam, which marked the end of my training. I also enjoyed doing the vacation cover. It was certainly stressful but there’s no doubt that I learnt most from it.

What did you learn at the vocational school?

Every week, I had 1.5 days of lessons at the kaufmännische Berufsschule in Lörrach.

The subjects covered were freight forwarding / economics, accounting, general economics, German, English, IT, social studies and religion. Various professionals from forwarding companies came to the school and taught special forwarding subjects (e.g. see freight or air freight).

Which department are you working in now? What are your tasks?

Since completing my training, I have been working in the service department (accounting). My tasks include doing the accounts for transports and inspections and entering the incoming invoices for the Müllheim branch. I also look after various logistics projects in the Industry Solutions division.

What are the further training possibilities?

After completing my training, I could, for example, do a BA study course at the DHBW.

There are also lots of part-time training opportunities, such as Verkehrsfachwirt (specialist in transport management and operations).