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.