An apprentice’s tale: Apprenticeship as an industrial clerk
Marvin Limbacher (23) successfully completed his apprenticeship as an industrial clerk at Hübner Giessen in January 2020. And he is staying with us – working in sales. There are three reasons why he chose this option: Stimulating tasks, super teammates and a job offer working in his favourite department.
How did you feel when you began your apprenticeship?
It was a huge difference in comparison with going to school. I attended vocational college two days a week for six hours at a time. On the other three days I worked full time in the company. In the first month I worked in the production department. That is where I first got to know the products Hübner actually manufactures. It was a fantastic start, because it enabled me to understand a lot of things much better.
What pleased you most during your apprenticeship?
I thought the team of trainers were super and I found the insights working in all of the departments to be invaluable. I worked in purchasing and sales as well as in the development and production departments. I also got to know marketing and accounts. And we apprentices did a lot together. I also made good use of the subsidized gym membership.
Why are you staying at Hübner Giessen?
I enjoyed the apprenticeship from the very beginning, plus I was given a lot of freedom to do my work. In my final year as an apprentice I was able to work in my favourite department for five months. I get along extremely well with my colleagues in sales. When my boss offered me a job working in-house in the sales office, I accepted immediately. And now, I have a lot of responsibility: I draw up quotes, look after customers and I am an integral part of the team.