For the first time FDM Germany has been registered as a provider of vocational training. We are excited to have Jennifer Frank and Marvin Grundler join FDM Frankfurt who will become Administrative Assistants (Kauffrau/-mann für Büromanagement) following the successful completion of their apprenticeships.
On 1st August, alongside 520,000 other young people in various organisations across Germany, they started their year in vocation training. The standardised vocational program consists of two parts: on-the-job training and formal education. Whilst the on-the- job training introduces the apprentices to company structure and day-to-day processes, the school lessons will provide them with a relevant theoretical background including lessons in German and English language, Maths and Economics, Computer Skills, Social Science and HR Management. In additional to practical work, all apprentices must also pass educational and Chamber of Commerce exams.
As the job of an Administrative Assistant is very diverse, apprentices will receive training from and support from all relevant departments but they will be given the opportunity to specialise early on in their training in either Sales and Marketing or HR and Administration.
We asked our new team members Jennifer and Marvin what they were looking for when choosing their employer for their vocational training and here are their responses.
Jennifer Frank: “I chose FDM as an employer for my vocational training because I liked that FDM opens up opportunities for people of all over the world. I was especially impressed that FDM promotes Women in IT and of their commitment to diversity. You are not only an employee of FDM, but you are part of the FDM family.”
Marvin Gundler: “My focus is sales and event management. I choose this path because I like to plan things and to search for various possibilities. Also I like to help people.”
When asked to describe FDM they said:
JF: “They are very kind, helpful, patient and communicative. They instruct you step by step.”
MG: “The three words that came first to my mind are helpful, friendly and organised.”
Susanne Amann, FDM’s HR Manager for Germany and Switzerland is their training supervisor and has been very impressed by the newest Frankfurt team members: “From day one, they have both picked up ideas very quickly, they are eager to learn and blend in with the teams – we are very happy to have them with us.”