“I will never be able to remember all the names.” “Will I find my car again later?” “Darn, where was my office located again? You get lost here so much … am I on the right level?” These were my thoughts on the first day as apprentice to become a marketing communications professional.
Looking back, I can say that I had a really happy apprenticeship. It was instructive, fun, exciting and cooperative. I did not just learn how to deal with customers, suppliers and colleagues here, but also got to know the real daily life in an office. Right upfront: If daily work life is like that everywhere, why are there so many people complaining about their jobs? I was one of the few in my vocational school class who liked to return to work, which kind of speaks for itself. Since the apprenticeship was so interesting, I learnt a lot of new things in a short amount of time. So much so that I could complete it within just two years instead of the customary 2.5 to 3 years. Therefore, I thank everybody who supported me in this! That was actually another nice aspect of my apprenticeship: I could ask anyone and everyone, and anyone and everyone was happy to provide me with answers to the most varying issues.
„Be honest, say what has been positive and negative.” That was the hint I got for this post. To be quite honest, there’s nothing really negative that I could talk about. Obviously, we all have to start at the bottom of the ladder and work out way up to the top. But every task I was given had its meaning and eventually benefited a customer or some internal project. And if some chore was not quite as exciting from time to time, I didn’t mind – the next challenge with a bit more of self-reliance was already in sight.
For me, STAR was the right company for my apprenticeship. Therefore, I’m really happy that I can remain in my team also after those short two years.
By now, I know all the names, I also find my office quite easily, just that thing with the parking is still a bit tricky if you don’t use your usual spot …