After friends and acquaintances had enthusiastically recommended Webasto, I started my apprenticeship as an industrial clerk here. I was able to gain wide-ranging experience as an assistant in R&D, in Purchasing and at our junior company, YoungDrive. Following that, I held various positions as an assistant, including at Executive Board level. Once I completed my part-time studies in Business Administration & Business Psychology, I switched to the HR department at Webasto and have been working as a Talent Acquisition Specialist/Recruiter ever since. My work here involves intensive contact with people, which makes every day different. Internal coordination between the different departments at Webasto and HR also plays a major role in attracting the right candidates as employees. This is because the "war for talents" will continue to play a major role in the coming years. Currently, I am also working on the production of video tutorials for the internal HR job application tool.
Even though Webasto is a very large company, the atmosphere is familiar and my colleagues—and also the manner in which we collaborate—are appreciative and friendly. My advice to my younger self would be not to attend university immediately after graduating from school, but to embark on an apprenticeship, make a special effort to learn English at school, and do what you're passionate about and enjoy. After all, I still want to be happy in my job years down the line.