I decided to do a three-year industrial commercial apprenticeship with Bystronic. My hometown of Gotha in Germany is also the production location where Bystronic manufactures its press brakes. Here, in addition to producing bending machines, Bystronic also trains apprentices in a total of six industrial occupations.
Two days per week, I attend the vocational training center in the nearby town of Ilmenau. There I complete the theoretical part of my education. The other three days a week, I work at Bystronic. During this practical part of my training, I consecutively work in various commercial departments of the company: procurement, goods received, accounting, and product management. In every field of work, I am supervised by experienced and dedicated colleagues.
During my second apprenticeship year, Bystronic offered me a special opportunity to gain valuable experience abroad: In Coventry, at Bystronic's UK subsidiary, I was able to complete a six-week practical placement. During this time, I supported my colleagues from the UK in the organization of customer events with guests from all over Great Britain and Ireland. I also worked in the spare parts service department for laser cutting machines. During the six weeks in Coventry, I was able further expand my good English skills, which is a great benefit for my job.
Currently, I am preparing for the final apprenticeship examination. I am writing the associated final paper on the topic of product management. For me, what is special about my apprenticeship at Bystronic is that my commitment is rewarded. At Bystronic, motivated and committed employees receive many opportunities. This allows people to grow step by step with their tasks.
Applying for an apprenticeship with Bystronic is definitely worth it. There is a wide range of training opportunities. Depending on your interests, you can choose the occupation that suits you best. If one has proven one's worth, the chances for a permanent position after completing the apprenticeship are good. Bystronic is a future-oriented company that provides targeted training for its specialists.