Hello, my name is Jonas Leufke, I am 22 years old and completed my 3-year apprenticeship as an Industrial Clerk at JOEST this year. After my apprenticeship I was hired by JOEST and am now part of the accounting team. An apprenticeship at JOEST offers a large variety of everything! I got to know 14 different departments on my way to becoming an Industrial Clerk. This gives you complete insight into an entire company and its processes from storage to controlling. A great help is the trust put forward by the colleagues: You don’t only scratch the surface. Instead, you look deep into specialized tasks of a department by yourself.
My name is Leonie, and I started my apprenticeship as an Industrial Clerk with JOEST in August 2019. After the first few formalities, I started my training at the reception. Here I built my first connections with various departments and learned about the correspondence with national and international clients, in written form and via telephone. During my apprenticeship I passed through different departments such as Accounting, HR, Sales, Marketing, Purchasing and many more. They gave me deep insight into the different processes and how they overlap. From the first day on, I received challenging tasks that I could work on by myself. If I ever had any questions, I could always count on my colleagues.
Every two years, the Youth and Trainee Representation is elected. With the goal of representing the rights and interests of trainees and young people in the company vis-à-vis the management and department heads, three members are elected for the next two years: Leonie Scheffler as chairwoman supported by Simon Eigen and Jonas Oppermann. The office was gratefully accepted by them all. With motivation and ambition, the team wants to represent the interests of their colleagues in the coming years.
As always, the new training year starts on August, 1st and the #JOESTeam is happy to welcome eight apprentices this year. The day started in the morning with a guided tour of the factory premises and an introduction to the operational processes. This was followed by a first safety briefing for the newcomers. Exciting years are now beginning for the new apprentices, as they will be passing through different departments in the coming months to get to know the different divisions of the JOEST group as best as possible.
JOEST wishes the aspiring industrial clerks, construction mechanics, product designers and dual students a successful start to their professional lives!