For me, Venneker is a leading company when it comes to marketing and transporting pigs, piglets and cattle. And it is a big employer in the region here.
I did an apprenticeship as a farmer until last summer and now I wanted to continue my education. It was clear to me that I came from agriculture and I grew up on a farm. I belong there. I wanted to deepen my knowledge even further and stay in this field. Here at Venneker it offered itself to build very well on my previous training.
Yes, that wasn’t so long ago, I only started in August. I arrived here and then Julia, our training manager, came and immediately made us familiar with the other trainees. Then we were assigned to our individual departments. That was unusual at first, I just hardly knew the office system before and there were many new people here. I just looked over my shoulder to see how it all worked out.
You are assigned many tasks and are allowed to take a little responsibility. The environment is very familiar, a lot is done here for the employees. For example Christmas parties and stuff like that. We all know each other well. After work, people like to talk to each other about what they did at the weekend and so on. It’s a very relaxed working atmosphere and you get on very well with everyone.
Yes, first I hope of course that I will be taken over and then I would like to further my education. Maybe I can get out a little and keep in touch with customers in the field. I would also like to see the face behind the telephone.
For me, Venneker is a modern team and a customer-oriented company, which is also, as I have noticed so far, very concerned about the well-being of its employees. For example, we are now having a Christmas party and I recently went to the Christmas market with my department. We like to start activities outside of work.
I’ve always been interested in topics like business and how a company works. But I wanted to experience this in a practice-oriented way and that’s why I decided to do this training. I wanted something local and of course Venneker is one of the best companies in the region. I had heard a lot of good things before. For example that the training is very professional and so far I can only agree with that.
Yes, we arrived here for the first time and were warmly welcomed. We were directly introduced to the other trainees who told us about their experiences, so we could get to know each other directly and exchange ideas. This way we were not so overwhelmed by the whole new thing. We got to know our contact persons so directly that they are always open for questions until today. And then I was taken to
my department. I am currently in the workshop and was introduced to everyone. They were all totally nice and introduced me. My future colleagues made every effort to make me feel comfortable.
As already said, the good family working atmosphere that prevails here. That you feel comfortable and have contact persons to whom you can come if you have questions and who are always open to you. Here you are very quickly integrated into everyday life, you are allowed to work independently and you get a lot of trust. In my department I am already allowed to work with customers and have a lot of contact
with them in correspondence and by telephone.
Well, the future is still very far away for me. Of course, studying would be an option for me and I’ve been
asked about it before. Maybe I can still connect that with Venneker here. For example with a dual study or I have also heard that someone goes to study here after work. Maybe I can do something like that. As I said that is still so far in the future, but I hope of course that I will be taken over by Venneker.