The first days of the new trainees

On our first day, Mon­day, we were all warm­ly wel­co­med. Who are “all of us” any­way? – 9 trai­nees and 7 stu­dents in va­rious fiel­ds. The morning be­gan with va­rious ga­mes to get to know each other, to streng­t­hen our ba­sic idea “One Team” and to get to know each other. La­ter, the ap­pren­ti­ces of other ap­pren­ti­ce­ship ye­ars also came along, one was friend­ly re­cei­ved and di­rect­ly well in­te­gra­ted. Of cour­se, pic­tures were also ta­ken, which you can also view on the Face­book page. We espe­cial­ly lik­ed the lunch tog­e­ther with all ap­pren­ti­ces and stu­dents, whe­re you could also ex­chan­ge ide­as. In the af­ter­noon the­re were a few for­mal things to do and an in­tro­duc­tion to the door and alarm sys­tem. Then we were in­tro­du­ced to the dif­fe­rent trai­nee pro­jects and the first day was over.

On Tu­es­day morning we were in­tro­du­ced to the com­pa­ny va­lues in a play­ful way. We mas­te­red tasks tog­e­ther in groups, which we all lik­ed very much, be­cau­se it con­tri­bu­t­ed well to the team for­ma­ti­on. In ad­di­ti­on, we were able to ap­p­ly the com­pa­ny va­lues di­rect­ly in prac­ti­ce and thus in­ter­na­li­ze them. Af­ter lunch we had to do some or­ga­niz­a­tio­nal things be­fo­re we got our note­books – a gre­at mo­ment, you rea­li­ze, it starts. Af­ter a short in­tro­duc­tion to our new equip­ment, we were able to fa­mi­lia­ri­ze our­sel­ves a litt­le with it. We left the com­pa­ny on this day re­al­ly proud of our new equipment.

Wed­nes­day morning, we were di­vi­ded into two groups, each of them go­ing through the fol­lowing two days separately:

From cus­to­mer to pro­duct:

On this to­pic we got to know dif­fe­rent de­part­ments such as Peop­le and Or­ga­ni­sa­ti­on, Busi­ness Ad­mi­nis­tra­ti­on or Cus­to­mer Sup­port. We went through the­se de­part­ments and were pre­sen­ted with short pre­sen­ta­ti­ons. The­re was a si­mu­la­ti­on game to match the to­pic, for which we had to come up with a tool to im­pro­ve user-friend­li­ness and pre­sent it to a fic­ti­tious customer.

From the work­shop to the pick-up:

Here we got to know a part of our so­lu­ti­ons such as Te­cRMI, Tec­Doc and Te­cOr­der. We also dealt with to­pics such as pro­duct pi­ra­cy and au­then­ti­ca­ti­on with on­eI­den­ti­ty+. To il­lus­tra­te this, we had to find a fault in a ma­ni­pu­la­ted ve­hi­cle and find out which part had to be re­pla­ced, how to or­der it and how much time was nee­ded for the re­pair from a com­bi­na­ti­on of the abo­ve so­lu­ti­ons. At the end we were also able to pre­pa­re a cost esti­ma­te. We were also in­tro­du­ced to the lea­sing pro­grams Te­cAu­dit and TecCOO.

On Fri­day it was time for our an­nu­al ap­pren­ti­ce trip whe­re you can read so­me­thing here.

At the start of our se­cond week, our lar­ge group was di­vi­ded into two smal­ler groups. Out of 16 young peop­le who da­r­ed to start their ca­re­ers at TecAlliance, nine ex­pe­ri­en­ced their first day at vo­ca­tio­nal school, while the other se­ven were taught about dual studies.

The vo­ca­tio­nal school stu­dents found their way to Würz­burg in the morning. We were able to avoid par­king pro­blems due to our ear­ly ar­ri­val in car pools.  The class con­sis­ting of more than 30 pu­pils was first wel­co­med by the class tea­cher. Af­ter­wards the head­mas­ter wel­co­med the stu­dents in a lec­tu­re hall. Rec­tor Wil­helm Ott re­peated­ly em­pha­si­zed the con­ti­nuing good pro­spects for the IT sec­tor in the fu­ture. This was fol­lo­wed by a gui­ded tour of the buil­ding, which gave us a glim­pse not only of the can­te­en but also of the sports hall and the com­pu­ter room, which is im­portant to us.

Af­ter the lunch break, which we TecAlliance trai­nees spent tog­e­ther, our class tea­cher was gi­ven a more de­tail­ed in­tro­duc­tion. At the end of the school day we dro­ve back in the car pools.

At the same time, ex­pe­ri­en­ced stu­dent Ro­bert in­for­med the stu­dents of the DHBW about their ever­y­day stu­dies in the TecAlliance com­pa­ny buil­ding in Wei­kers­heim. He gave us an in­sight into the city of Mos­bach, its leisu­re fa­ci­li­ties and for­ma­li­ties such as re­gis­tra­ti­on and pay­ment op­ti­ons for the can­te­en and li­bra­ries. Fur­ther­mo­re, we were in­for­med by Mar­cel about the de­ve­lo­p­ment of pro­ject work and sci­en­ti­fic me­tho­do­lo­gies. Af­ter we as­ked open ques­ti­ons and were in­for­med, we were gi­ven the op­por­tu­ni­ty by ol­der stu­dents to ask them about their stu­dies and ex­pe­ri­en­ces. Af­ter our lunch break we went on an ex­cur­si­on to Bad Mer­gen­theim, whe­re we could have a clo­se look at the cam­pus. Ro­bert and Se­bas­ti­an led us through the buil­dings and the se­creta­ry’s of­fice, whe­re Se­bas­ti­an han­ded in his ba­che­lor’s the­sis at the end of his stu­dies, and whe­re we kept our fin­gers cros­sed for him. On the way back to Wei­kers­heim, we were able to gain a brief and spon­ta­ne­ous in­sight into the new TecAlliance com­pa­ny buil­ding in El­pers­heim, which could also be our work­place in the future.

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