Sibel Aral, industrial merchant
How did you find your way to us?
I got to know about UZIN UTZ AG at the Education Fair in February 2014. When I then read on the website about an internship position I immediately applied. I was delighted to secure an internship place at such a good company.
What is your career background?
First of all I studied business information technology for 2 years in Weingarten. But over time I realised that this course was not really meeting my expectations. Then at the Education Fair 2014 I started talking to our personnel officer Angelika Seregi who made me aware of UZIN UTZ AG and I decided to take up an internship position there.
I started my internship in April 2015 as an assistant in the applications technology area. A series of practical product training sessions enabled me to become more familiar with the product range. This was a great start for me! Then in September 2015 I started my training to become an industrial sales representative.
What does it mean to be a trainee at UZIN UTZ AG?
For me UZIN UTZ AG is a very good training company because we are mentored here really well. We trainees are highly esteemed by our colleagues. There is an openness to listening to our ideas and opinions and these are incorporated into decision-making processes. The training is very varied because as trainees we spend time in different departments learning about many work processes as we go along.
How many trainees are there currently at the Ulm site and what can you say about the training company?
Currently we are a group of 22 commercial and industrial trainees in Ulm. Our training company, the company within the company, is called JuzinIOR. All the trainees meet up every Wednesday to tackle any ongoing tasks. We plan different campaigns each month and implement them.
The interview was conducted in 2015.
We also look after the vending machines in the canteen and run our own accounting for it. This gives us the opportunity to organise and learn operational processes for ourselves. The benefit is that we become familiar with the processes and will be able to apply them in our subsequent line of work.
What are your expectations/wishes as a trainee?
For the rest of my training period I hope that I will be equally warmly welcomed and supported in the departments to which I am assigned as I used to in my previous departments. I also want to complete my training successfully and find a permanent job at UZIN UTZ AG.
What do you particularly value at UZIN UTZ AG as an employer?
From the very beginning I could see that all employees are highly esteemed at UZIN UTZ AG. I think this is very important and it also creates a good working environment.
Finally, is there anything else you would like to add?
I am very happy to be working here and I hope I can continue my further development here.