Experience report Kevin
Junior Software Developer
Hello my name is Kevin Zilke I am 21 years old and finished my apprenticeship as IT specialist in the field of application development in September 2018.
I completed my training in the internal development team and have been part of this team ever since.
As the name suggests, this team deals with the development of internal programs (data acquisition programs). During my training I was able to get to know many different teams and colleagues through rotation, including the internal development team. This made the transition from “apprentice” to “permanent employee” relatively easy for me, as I already knew all my team colleagues and the topics covered in this team were not new to me.
When I finished my training, I started working on a new technology together with a colleague from the home office. We created a so-called “proof of concept” project to find out which new functions there are in this area and to what extent we can integrate them in our company. This familiarization serves as a basic building block and template for future work in this area. However, not only future projects but also previous projects in this area are to be transferred to the new technology. In addition, I have been informed a little about further training and have come across the so-called “Operative Professionals”. Here you have the choice between 4 areas in which you can further educate yourself. I intend to do this as soon as I have at least one year of practical experience behind me.