Family is not just a slogan
What has been unusual about your career so far?
I have to admit it was something quite special to be responsible for the entire business management and administration vocational training team at Dethleffs at the age of only nineteen, considering I had only recently completed my business management assistant course myself and after that a few further qualification courses. Some of the vocational trainees and students were actually older than me. Of course, this is now different – however, I've never lost my empathy with young people and I enjoy working with them.
How does the Erwin Hymer Group differ from other companies, in your opinion?
One of the reasons why I am able to work here in this way today is the fact that Dethleffs is a very family-friendly company. In 2006, the management offered me the chance to get back to work, with three small children and after a respectively long period of family leave, in a job that would allow me to input my expertise in the area of vocational and further qualification, and the whole thing with family-friendly working hours. Back then, I realised once more what it actually means to be part of the Dethleffs family. Family is more than just part of a slogan here; the commitment to family values is actively demonstrated.
What are the highlights of your current everyday working life?
I have lots of lovely experiences at work every day. For example, whenever someone does well in their final exams or has a huge smile on their face when they submit their bachelor's dissertation. It is a good feeling to know that you have supported a young person on their way towards the first stage of their working life and have made them fit for the challenges of the working world. One dream I do have: to organise a meet-up of all former Dethleffs vocational trainees and students in one place.