What was the decisive reason for you personally to follow this trainee program?
For me, the most decisive reason to choose this traineeship was the combination of the type of company and size/ international orientation. I was looking for a company that had a strong international presence without having the typical disadvantages of a big international company. Such disadvantages are often bureaucracy, narrow functions, and hard to see your efforts making a difference. This in combination with the possibility to take on responsibilities in various areas of Cordstrap’s supply chain and external training opportunities made me choose this traineeship.
What is the most valuable thing for you as a person that you have experienced or learned during this trainee program?
Make yourself visible in the company and dare to stand out. If people get to know you and hear good things about you, opportunities will present themselves.
What is for you the most beautiful/funniest/unique moment you have experienced that characterises the period at Cordstrap?
Most unique moment(s) to me were the team meetings we (with the project team) had with a potential outsourcing partner in China. My role in this project was to analyse the financial implications of outsourcing. Participating in a project with such strategic relevance contributed substantially to my personal development. In addition, it also indicates that Cordstrap genuinely values the input of trainees. Marc invited me to be part of this project after I told him that I would like to learn more about the purchasing profession. This characterizes the traineeship at Cordstrap because it illustrates that the company actively contributes to the realization of wishes related to the candidate's development
What new opportunities has your time at Cordstrap brought you?
My time at Cordstrap has mainly given me insight into which areas are of particular interest to me at the moment and where I want to improve myself hats. That's how I will start as a team leader in production in April. We even discussed possible future positions/opportunities after this position. I hadn't thought of this before my traineeship
How would you describe your time at Cordstrap in max. 4 words?
Diverse, challenging, pleasant and full of opportunities.
What is your best tip for aspiring trainees?
Take control over your own development. Only then the traineeship will be a success.