In August 2021, the next round will begin. The new trainees No. 24 and 25 will start their apprenticeship at DiaSys. Of course, apprentices are not just numbers in our company, but young people whom we are privileged to accompany through an important stage of their lives. We usually train only one apprentice per year in each specialist area, because we attach great importance to the quality of the training.
What makes an apprenticeship at DiaSys so special?
Our very first apprentice started his training as an IT specialist in the IT department in 2004. Five more followed. All of them were employed in the department after completing their training; two of them are still working with us today. Currently, one IT trainee is in the 2nd year of his apprenticeship. The most popular apprenticeship in the company is the industrial clerk. In addition to our current apprentice in her 2nd year, ten others have successfully completed their training with us since 2005. Six of them are still working in the company today. They have taken on responsibilities in various departments, such as sales, purchasing, the order center and the human resources department.
"I learn to understand the company and its processes on a holistic basis."
Maya Wagner, apprentice Industrial Clerk, 2nd year of training
Maya, how does your training at DiaSys work?
As an industrial clerk, I work in the commercial departments of DiaSys, including purchasing, order center, human resources, accounting, controlling, sales and marketing. Alternately, I attend the vocational school in Diez 1 or 2 days a week. At the beginning of my apprenticeship,I had the opportunity to go through all areas of our production and also R&D and thus learned and understood a lot about our products and their manufacturing.
What department are you currently working at?
I currently work in the human resources department.
What do you enjoy most about your training?
What I like most is that I get to know so many different areas of the company and employees, which allows me to understand the company and its processes as a whole. I particularly like the atmosphere among the employees. The interaction with each other is always friendly and it feels familiar, since we cultivate the "Du" among ourselves. This also made it very easy for me to settle in at the beginning of my training and I felt well integrated right away.
What do you enjoy most about your training?
What I like most is that I get to know so many different areas of the company and employees, which allows me to understand the company and its processes on a holistic basis.
What do you appreciate most about DiaSys as a company?
I particularly like the atmosphere among the employees. The interaction with each other is always friendly and it feels familiar, since we cultivate the personal "you " among each other. This also made it very easy for me to settle in at the beginning of my training and I felt well integrated right away.
Five warehouse specialists and warehouse logistics specialists have already been successfully trained in the warehouse. One of them is currently working for the company. The majority of the former trainees completed part-time further training following their training and were thus able, for example, to make a career as a manager and procurator at DiaSys.
For each apprenticeship, we provide a trainer who is responsible for our protégés. Among them are also former trainees who have taken the training certificate for this purpose. DiaSys is also represented on the examination board for industrial clerks and thus supports the Koblenz Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) in conducting the final oral examinations.
“I felt at home in the DiaSys family from day one."
Laura Ringel, Deputy Human Resources Manager, trainer and former apprentice
Laura, what is special about doing an apprenticeship at DiaSys?
The apprenticeship as an industrial clerk at DiaSys was a lot of fun right from the start. As a trainee, you were very well received in the company and everyone took care of you. Even though it's been 13 years for me now, I still remember that I felt at home in the DiaSys family from day one and because you go through all the departments, you come into contact with all the employees and, above all, get to know the interrelationships and processes. That's a big advantage - no matter which department you choose at the end of your training.
Why did you decide to become a trainer?
I am very grateful to my trainer Ulrich Sander, our head of accounting. He approached and asked me if I would like to take over the position as trainer from him, just a few years after I took over in the HR department. Through my work in the HR department, I was already dealing with the trainees and taking care of the applications and recruitment tests. So I took my trainer license and took over my first trainee in the summer of 2014 - who, by the way, is still with us today. I was very well received as a trainee back then and I want to pass that on. That's why I'm very happy to take care of everything related to training and hope that all trainees feel at home and have a nice and successful training period.
What is the advantage as a former DiaSys trainee to train the new generation in the same company?
You know exactly what's going to happen to the trainees and have had the same experiences in the company and at vocational school. I think that's why I can support them very well. It's also great to see how they develop from the first day of training to the final exam and then in the company, and how everyone goes their own way. For the first time, two industrial clerks are starting their training at DiaSys this year. This will be a new challenge for all of us, but I am looking forward to it and also to the fact that we will give them a good start in their careers with an apprenticeship at DiaSys.
Our apprentices with their trainers after passing the final exam in 2020
We can rightly be proud of our trainees. It is great fun to be able to accompany and support these young people as they take their first steps into working life.