Boring internship? Not with us!

2021-01-04 14:32

Find out how our intern Jessica Schliek spent her time with us

Jessica mit dem gestalteten EBS-Flyer in der Hand
Ein schönes Gefühl, etwas in der Hand zu halten, das man selbst mit gestaltet hat.

Who are you and how did you hear about Elephant Brakes?

I'm Jessica and I'm currently doing an external retraining course to become an industrial clerk. This includes a six-month internship in an industrial company. My contact person at my educational institution had a list of suitable companies. One of them was Elephant Brakes.

Were you excited on your first day?

Yes. However, since I knew that most of the staff, including most of the management, would be in home office, probably less than I would have been in normal case.

How did you imagine your internship and everyday working life, what did you want to learn?

Although I had several internships to choose from, including internationally well-positioned companies, I chose Elephant Brakes because I could work primarily in marketing here. At Elephant Brakes, marketing and technical documentation coincide. The various (social) media are also used differently than in fast-moving industries that are driven by fashion or technical innovations. I was aware of that. However, I did not have an exact idea of the daily work routine. I can adapt quickly and just let things happen here.

What would you like to pass on to future interns?

Internships are a great way to test yourself and discover your strengths and skills. But also to get out of your comfort zone and into areas you never considered before.

What will be particularly memorable for you?

My special task, which every trainee has to do. I was lucky enough to be able to accompany the market launch of a new brake series. That was a lot of fun. The projects with one of the long-standing managing directors, which involved transferring his extensive knowledge into different media, were also great. I learned a lot about the industry and the products in a short time.

What will you do after your internship?

I will be taken on in a permanent position. In addition to marketing, I will mainly support sales in the future.

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