Trainee interview – a personal interview with Leon Schippers

Category Date 21. August 2019 Author
Braindinx Team Leon Schippers

In our trainee interview you have the opportunity to get to know Leon Schippers a little better. You can find more information about the entire braindinx GmbH team here . Enjoy reading!

Who are you and what are you doing?

My name is Leon Schippers, I’m 20 years old and I’m here for training as a media designer for digital and print, specializing in design and technology. After a three-year high school diploma and a year working in the hospital, I have now entered the media industry and started here at braindinx GmbH.

How did you find out about the training at braindinx GmbH?

In the end, I owe it to my girlfriend that I became aware of the company braindinx GmbH. After a somewhat bumpy start after graduating from high school, she discovered the company advertisement and showed it to me. When I had looked over it myself, the decision was made that I would like to apply for the 2019 apprenticeship and what can I say, here I am!

Why did you choose this training?

The reason why this decision was ultimately made had gradually developed. As a child, I wanted to be an architect for a while, and then I became a graphic designer until I discovered image editing and video editing for myself. When I finally found out that the media designer could deal with both, I thought that this profession was the right one for me. It then became a media designer for digital and print – design and technology, because I prefer to do graphics instead of dealing with images and sound.

How long does the training last and how are practice and theory linked?

I will probably stay in the company for three years as an apprentice. During this time, both practical and theoretical projects will have to be processed. The tasks will adapt to the topics of the vocational school as well as to projects.
In other words, if a topic is dealt with in the vocational school, it will also be used in practice again in the company. In the same way, a topic is sometimes preferred in the company if it fits a project. With this combination, all subject areas that need to be covered are then worked through.

What qualities do you have to have for your job?

In addition to characteristics such as creativity, which I think is quite obvious, you should also be able to criticize and respond to requests or improvements. Because a project is only really completed or finished when the customer is satisfied.
There should also be a certain organization in order to do everything as well as possible. However, this does not have to be a mandatory feature, since a genius rules chaos.

What do you expect from the next weeks and months?

Since I am just getting started with my job, I still have no clear ideas of what will happen to me.
But I actually expect, in addition to joining the company and the team, constantly new knowledge and new implementation options for representations and graphics. Just like having fun at work. But I don’t think that should be a problem in this company.

How will a typical working day go for you?

I think my typical working day will start at 9:00 a.m., as it is rather unsuitable for an office job, I will not make myself coffee and after the morning greetings from everyone, I will immediately go to my workplace and deal with the tasks discussed. If there are none, I will first discuss with my trainer Jan what is going to happen today. Between the work, there will also be one or two conversations with the others, which you can then continue in detail around noon during the break. Then it goes on as usual until about 5 p.m. where I can finish work.

Do you have any wishes or special goals for your training?

As already mentioned above, I just want to improve my performance and my skills and gain experience. I want to combine the previous knowledge with new possibilities and ways to edit pictures and thus realize myself better.
Of course, I would also like to complete my training and get a place here in the company.

Thank you for the interview with Leon Schippers!