The day finally came and I couldn’t wait to start at Bechtle as a new online media student.
The evening before, I laid out the outfit I was going to wear and then found it difficult to sleep, I was so excited. I didn’t really know what I could expect, but was looking forward to the meeting the other 65 Azubis in Neckarsulm.
The first day was mainly about getting to know each other, so by the end, I had already made new friends and felt quite settled in.
I couldn’t wait to see what day 2 had in store.
The second day was focussed on us getting know Bechtle as a company better and this included a rally through the headquarters, which my team won. The prize was a goody bag filled with small presents that we were all pretty proud of. The next step was to get our company notebooks and, as the only online media student, I was lucky enough to get the latest MacBook Pro. It almost felt like Christmas!
I was most looking forward to the MIKADO, to which all 200 Azubis from around Germany were invited, so that I could get to know a few more people.
During the day, we discovered the interesting story behind Bechtle and were shown the central warehouse.
The highlight of the day, though, was the Q&A session with the CEO, Dr Olemotz. He was asked questions like:
How much do you earn? and how much coffee do you drink a day? It certainly caused a few laughs!
In the evening, we were treated to a Bavarian Games Festival, which included food and music, but also challenges such as wheel-barrow races, tug-o’-war and milking cows. It was a shame the evening was over so quickly, but I was able to carry on the chat with my fellow Azubis in the hotel that night.
Before I knew it, it was Friday and the first real working day began. I was welcomed to my department (corporate communications) with open arms and shown to my desk. I got to know my colleagues and was even used as a hand model for a Facebook post!
I was excited to see what the following week had in store and couldn’t wait for Monday (who though I’d say anything like that!)