My name is Laura, I am 22 years old and I completed my Bachelor in International Business Studies in Paderborn last summer. Originally I come from the Sauerland region of Germany. In my studies I specialised in the field of purchasing & logistics and for the time after my bachelor's degree it was clear to me that I would like to experience something different before I started on my master's degree. That's why I chose an internship at Viega.
In which area are you currently working and what does your work involve?
I am currently working in logistics at Viega and support the team wherever I can. My tasks are very varied and range from the procurement of a new vehicle for the yard logistics to setting up the intranet site. Furthermore, I have also made technical drawings and conducted data analyses to further optimise processes.
Describe your start at Viega. What were your first impressions?
On my first day at work, I was very excited and looking forward to seeing what was in store for me. I was warmly welcomed into the team and felt not "just" like an intern, but like a full-fledged member of the team. Although it quickly became clear that a lot was expected of me, I never felt overwhelmed by the tasks.
What are 3 words to describe the internship?
Instructive, varied, challenging.
What do you enjoy most about your internship?
Right from the start, I found it great that I was allowed to work on my own responsibility and was thus given a lot of trust. I was able to make my own contribution to the company and was involved in current projects. I particularly enjoyed conducting data analyses to reveal new potential and designing the logistics intranet.
How do you perceive your working environment?
My work environment is very pleasant. I have been assigned my own office where I can work on my tasks in peace, yet colleagues are not far away. Whether I was in the office or out in the warehouse, I always perceived a pleasant working atmosphere and even on stressful days this was not carried over by the staff to the general mood.
How would you rate your supervision?
My supervision was very good. During the first two weeks of my internship, I was given a detailed plan with the help of which I got to know all the departments in logistics and their processes. After that, my colleagues were able to approach me at any time if they had another task for me or enter it in a task list. Likewise, I could turn to my supervisor or the other employees with any question, so I always felt in good hands.
Complete the following sentence: "Here at Viega..."
Here at Viega, I have been able to take on many new challenges in order to gain my own experience, which has prepared me well for professional life and strengthened my decision to work in this area.