KV apprenticeship at Leister - learn more about it in an interview with Lea Maria Michel
Apprentice Lea Maria Michel has been involved in Leister's commercial apprenticeship since August 2018. In our recent interview with Lea, she tells us what she likes about Leister and why she chose this path.
An article by Lea Maria Michel and Silke Landtwing, Switzerland
Why did you decide to pursue a commercial apprenticeship?
The commercial apprenticeship interested me a lot right from the beginning of my career choice. Nevertheless, it is important to look at and consider different professions. After I was allowed to do a test apprenticeship at Leister, I knew that Leister's commercial apprenticeship suited me best. That's why I subsequently applied for the apprenticeship.
What did you like in particular about the test apprenticeship at Leister?
As already mentioned, I really enjoyed the test session at Leister, especially because Leister operates internationally. Before starting my apprenticeship, I lived with a host family in French-speaking Switzerland for a year to improve my French language skills. Now, when I work at the reception desk and receive calls in French, I have the opportunity to keep my knowledge up to date.
Which department have you liked best so far?
Up to now I have been working in purchasing and sales. However, I cannot decide on a department that I like the best. In order to understand the connections and processes, it is helpful to work in different departments.
What do you find particularly easy?
I love working the front desk. The contact with customers, visitors and colleagues makes the day varied and exciting. Sometimes I like when things are chaotic and I have to work under time pressure. This makes the days interesting; they go by very quickly and are never the same.
In which school subject do you have the best grade so far?
I recently achieved the best grade during an online test via teams. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the English test took place online. Surprisingly it went quite well.
When will you finish your apprenticeship?
I will complete my apprenticeship with Leister during Summer 2021. Until then I will be working in the accounting department.
What would you like to do afterwards?
If everything goes smoothly, I would like to complete the full-time professional Matura after completing my training. What I want to study (if I still want to study) afterwards will then become clear.
Now, after about two years of apprenticeship at Leister, would you choose to do your apprenticeship at Leister again? If so, why?
Yes, I'd choose Leister again in a second. The work is varied and interesting. In addition, the apprenticeship program includes various durations in different departments within the Leister Group. During this time, you work in the selected department of the Leister Group and thus gain an even greater insight. This usually last several days or even a few weeks so you can better learn the work and get to know many new colleagues.
Thank you very much for the interesting interview. I wish you continued success and enjoyment in your apprenticeship and am already keeping my fingers crossed for a successful completion of your apprenticeship.
The answers in this interview were written by Lea Maria Michel during her time in the field of marketing and communication. Silke Landtwing accompanied her during this time. Many thanks to Lea Maria for her great cooperation and for allowing us to publish the interview.
Are you interested in an apprenticeship in the Leister Group?
If you are interested in an apprenticeship in the Leister Group, please contact Erika Windlin, Head of Training. She looks forward to hearing from you.
Phone: 041 662 74 92