How did you come to Rutronik?
Nicolas: My first application was for an internship in the controlling department in connection with my internship semester. It didn't work out in Controlling, but I was immediately offered the opportunity to complete my internship in Accounting. During the application process, I always had the feeling that the interpersonal aspect was a priority. After my internship, I received the opportunity to work as a working student at Rutronik during the rest of my studies.
How did you experience your orientation period? Did you settle in quickly at Rutronik?
Lena: It was surprisingly easy for me to settle in, as I am a communicative person and was able to make connections quickly.
John: I think in any company it is difficult at first to get to know the programs used and to understand the vocabulary within each department. The colleagues were always helpful if I got stuck at any point.
What do you particularly like about working at Rutronik?
Lena: As a working student in online marketing, I received a lot of responsibility for projects right from the start and was involved in important decisions. What I like most about working at Rutronik is that I have the opportunity to prove my abilities and to implement ideas and artistic visions on my own initiative.
John: I take experience and knowledge from work to university and vice versa. Especially in strategic marketing, there are always exciting topics that complement my degree program in terms of complexity.
Nicolas: What I enjoy most is working in a team and the diverse tasks. A big advantage of an internship or student job in accounting is the contact points with other areas such as treasury, accounts receivable or accounts payable, and the tax department.
What is a typical day at work like?
Lena: My activities in MarCom are very diverse. When I'm not editing product videos on the computer or creating logo animations for the next TechTalk, I'm on a shoot with the trainees for the Instagram channel @rutronik_careers or scripting new ideas for future video projects.
What has been your most exciting task so far during your time at Rutronik?
Nicolas: The most exciting tasks are those related to the annual and consolidated financial statements. These are the tasks where I can best apply the specialist knowledge I learned during my studies.
John: I built a machine learning workflow that matches companies to the appropriate supplier pyramid. I worked on this project in my last internship semester and was allowed to present the result across divisions at Rutronik. This awakened my interest in programming with machine learning algorithms. Accordingly, I can now imagine going in the direction of Data Scientist and Marketing.
How would you describe the team spirit at Rutronik?
Nicolas: From what I've been able to experience, the interaction between colleagues is very relaxed and everyone is very helpful.
Lena: I feel very comfortable here and working together with colleagues is uncomplicated and easy.
How did Rutronik influence your career path?
John: As an intern, I wanted to get a taste of what working life is like and which department I would fit into, and as a student trainee, I wanted to develop myself further for my professional life. I make sure that I can offer something for the company and take something for myself. It's a give and take.
Lena: Through my work at Rutronik, I have been able to gain a lot of positive experience for working life and dealing with different customers. These experiences have proven that I can achieve things that seem impossible at first.
Nicolas: Working at Rutronik has allowed me to deepen my enthusiasm for accounting. I could imagine working at Rutronik in the future because I work in a great team and I am always confronted with exciting tasks there.