Vocational college and Business English
Alongside my practical training in the company, I also visit the Erich Gutenberg vocational college in Bünde twice a week. Here my practical knowledge acquires a theoretical foundation. In the ″Business Processes″ major, for example, I learn all about added value, goods and services, procurement and sales processes; in ″Steering and Controlling″, I am taught about accountancy, annual financial statements and cost & activity accounting; while in ″Economics and Social Sciences″ I am introduced to the most important trade laws and macroeconomic topics. These three majors are complemented by minor courses such as English, German, Data Processing and Politics. Our company also promotes language skills with a Business English course every two weeks, in which we learn to speak in English about company-related and general topics.
To summarise, I really like my traineeship at steute because I get the opportunity to work on a variety of tasks in different departments and learn something new every day. I particularly like working in a team with my colleagues because the atmosphere here is very good and the trainees are accepted and treated well. The traineeship has been flexible and varied, enabling me to find out which areas I am most interested in and therefore which direction my future career path should take.