Four IT junior staff started their professional lives with us yesterday. Two prospective IT specialists for application development, an IT systems management assistant and an IT specialist for system integration will support us in the future. Our former intern Robin Weischer is also among the newcomers to the profession. In total, we now employ 15 trainees and dual students.
Career entry with spacing rules
Thanks to extensive preparation and appropriate hygiene regulations, the trainees experienced a largely normal first day of training. The welcoming event took place in appropriately large rooms. On the subsequent geocaching tour in the fresh air, the trainees were also able to explore the immediate surroundings while observing contact restrictions. “We are very pleased that we were able to ensure that our trainees had as normal a start to their careers as possible in such a turbulent year,” said a delighted Irina Tappe, our human resources officer. However, an interdepartmental training course and the karting planned with all junior staff had to be postponed. “We will catch up on our teambuilding events as soon as the situation allows,” Tappe assures.
Recruiting in the Corona Year
Thanks to early planning and many applications, the selection interviews had already taken place before the start of the Corona crisis, so that all apprenticeship places were already allocated at the beginning of the year. “In order not to give cause for concern, we regularly informed our future trainees that their start with us was not in danger,” says Tappe. All four apprenticeships were thus filled as planned. An additional, later created apprenticeship position in information technology for application development in quality management is currently still open. Interested parties can still apply at short notice and start their training in September, one month later than planned.
High quality of training
“Young professionals are particularly sought after in the IT industry. The fact that we were able to fill all the apprenticeships in the Corona year is further proof of our successful training work,” explains Tappe. Only in July, the North Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce honored our apprentices Céline Middendorf and Stefan Arnold for their outstanding final examinations. Both are now starting their dual studies. The fresh trainees also have very good chances of being taken on. “The concept of training our own junior staff is paying off. Many of our current managers have been with us since they started their careers,” says Tappe.