Career goal: Merchant in wholesale and Foreign Trade
It has now been exactly three years since Julia Volkmann (24, from Langenfeld) and Dominic Winter (27, Langenfeld) both started their training as merchants in wholesale and foreign trading on 01.08.2007 with SILAG Handel AG. Since then they have successfully completed their courses: Julia in February this year – it was possible to shorten her training period from the regular three years to two and a half – and Dominic has just passed his last exam successfully.
SILAG Handel AG congratulates them both on their successful course completion and is proud to welcome them anew as employees of the company. Looking back, both confirm having had an exciting, intensive and enjoyable time that was multi‐faceted and very instructive. They were able to make the most of outstanding personal development opportunities, being presented with specific and demanding challenges and involvement in multi‐faceted projects across many different business sectors.
They were trained in the day‐to‐day running of business operations in the areas of purchasing, sales, warehousing and logistics, along with accounting and personnel management, with the recognition that the interconnection of all areas is absolutely vital for business development that is successful and profitable in the long term. “I like sales best”, says Julia Volkmann in conversation, “that is why I am now working in order processing. Everything here, from order acceptance through order creation to payment receipts, passes over my desk. I like that.”
“My favourite is purchasing”, says Dominic. “At present I am working as assistant to the head of this department but in the long term I would like to develop in the area of wholesale with an international focus.”
In conclusion then, an absolutely positive bottom line with signal effect.
This is a sure sign that, SILAG Handel AG, which is also celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, has not just proven itself to be a reliable employer but that it also meets its social and community responsibilities in relation to the site and in particular to the trainees as a company that leads and guides in an exemplary, sustainable and future‐orientated manner.