After the start on 01.09. and the onboarding weeks, the new trainees and students went to the Trainee-Office.
As you can imagine from the name, the focus was on learning new things and getting started with everyday programming. We were taught the basics of programming with C# and were soon able to write small programs.
Our first real project was the so-called “aquarium”. With this project we were practically thrown in at the deep end and initially had to find our way around on our own. However, when we got stuck, the instructor supported us. He gave us hints and explained our individual problems in great detail so that we could quickly understand why they were occurring and what the best approach to solving them was. In addition, the other trainees and students were always at ones side and we tried to solve problems together.
Another project we worked on was a carpool app. With this we had to save the data from the user and call it up afterwards. Our instructor guided and supported us with his tips on how to program this app. We were given a lot of freedom, which is why the projects are very different from one another, although the task was the same for everyone: “Create a functional carpooling app”.
There was a pleasant working atmosphere and a positive atmosphere throughout. This way we could talk to the other trainees and students and get to know them better. In addition, the trainers also talked about their everyday work, giving an additional insight into what is done in the various departments and how they work.
The first months in the learning office are now over and none of us trainees would have thought that we would learn so much. We are looking forward to the next months and the projects that lie ahead.