Broad. Diverse. Helpful.
My name is Niklas Schulz and in July I successfully completed my apprenticeship as a construction mechanic specialized on steel and metal construction. My apprenticeship at JOEST started on August 1st, 2017. After some organizational matters, I got right into the basics of technology and craftsmanship. Within the first few months, whilst filing, drilling, sawing, welding and flame cutting, you discover your initial strengths and weaknesses. From the start, the cooperation with the other apprentices and colleagues worked out great. They gave me tips or showed me new techniques and approaches.
After the first few months, I circled through the various departments of manufacturing where I was introduced to the process and given an instruction on the steps necessary to build a machine. The departments included everything from assorting and testing tools at the tool crib to welding a subunit and finalizing the machine in final assembly. Going through all manufacturing departments during my apprenticeship, I was able to get to know the various working processes and employees. I was always supported by my instructors, colleagues and other apprentices, leaving no question unanswered. In preparation for my practical and written exams, I was given plenty of material to practice with. This way I was well prepared and managed to successfully finish my exams. I am glad to be part of the JOEST group even after my apprenticeship. I will be supporting the team in the service department performing installations, repairs and maintenance jobs. I find it exciting because every day brings new challenges and there is no dull routine.
The apprentice wasn’t the only one to receive an award for his very good performance: JOEST was also handed a certificate by the IHK Northrhine-Westphalia for the instructing achievement. The #JOESTeam congratulates Niklas Schulz once again for successfully completing his apprenticeship with the grade “A” and is glad to have such a dedicated employee on board.