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EAG trainee initiative 2021 – Latif Sododzi


Hamburg, 26.04.2021: The more trainees we interviewed, the more the tension rose about what the next one would have to report. The respective careers are too different, everyone has something different to say. So does Latif, our apprentice electronics technician for industrial engineering and our youngster. He is 17 years old and has been with our company since October 1st, 2020.

At Latif, a letter was the key to an apprenticeship: he received it in the late summer of last year after graduating from school, from the youth employment agency in Hamburg. Hear and be amazed, speed dating is not only available for those looking for a partner, companies are now also attracting the attention of the next generation. During this speed dating - he only had to have his résumé ready - Latif had 7 minutes to present himself in the best possible way. Or, as Latif says, “application the other way around”: The various companies that were looking for trainees this way also had to convince. And that, according to the 17-year-old, is what ENGIE Axima Germany did best from his point of view. “ENGIE Axima Germany simply presented and presented itself better. Ms. Breimeier from ENGIE's HR department was very open and totally responded to me during the conversation.

This appreciation of his person was important to him and in the end it was the decisive factor in choosing us from among the many speed-dating companies. Because after he had submitted all of his application documents, it only took a few days for ENGIE Axima Germany to call him. “They were just so quick and contacted me before I could ask myself. That showed me that they care about me. "

Latif also found the talk of ships and submarines interesting. So Latif began his career at ENGIE Axima Germany with an internship. "I was of course very nervous," said Latif in an interview, "but my colleagues accepted me very openly, introduced themselves and were very friendly to me from day one." Framework of training. Latif is still happy to have landed with us.

His older brother played a not insignificant part in this: he was also trained as an electronics technician in another company and Latif got a taste of the air there as part of his professional preparation with an internship.

What Latif particularly likes about his apprenticeship is that he always does something different and really learns something new every day. On site at our headquarters in Hamburg, he is mainly involved in the production of switch cabinets, but he is also taken along to current customer orders. When he is a little further with his training, which lasts three and a half years and can possibly be shortened, Latif will also go to assembly on ships and shipyards. “I can well imagine staying in this area and studying electrical engineering as soon as I have made up my Abitur. At the moment I am happy that so many new things are happening in terms of work and for me personally and that I have a crisis-proof job with future prospects. "


That can be your way, too. Because “love on the first date” is actually possible, as Latif has shown us. We definitely offer you an interesting and varied apprenticeship as an electronics technician for industrial engineering. Do you make something out of it? We look forward to hearing from you!

Next week we will report on the last interview in our series “EAG trainee initiative 2021”. And it will definitely be interesting again.

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