"My time in Florida was a highlight during the trainee program."
Almost two years later I had to make the next professional decision - the vocational boarding. But how? A junior position or a trainee program? At which company? Which focus area? Could a image staying with Melitta? A few weeks later I had handed in my application for the international Melitta trainee program and found myself in the assessment center. Even though I knew most of the people, I was very nervous. But I did well and so I started, together with three other graduates, the trainee program in HR.
During the following 18 months, I joined the HR department of different business units and gained many valuable insights; not only in Minden. For my second assignment I went to Bremen in Germany and at the beginning of 2018 I moved to Clearwater in the California for three months. Even though it is basically the same company, I was confronted with many new and exciting impressions as the work culture is very different in many aspects. I was able to improve my language skills, enlarged my internal network and last but not least made new friends with the colleagues overseas.
Last month I officially ended my trainee program and started as Junior HR Business Partner responsible for two business units at Melitta. I am looking forward to the new challenges ahead and the collaboration with the colleagues.