Smart Fluid Systems

Reports of our trainees

The first year of training

Jessyca Pausch & Alessio Löwen

Dear Jessyca, dear Alessio, how old are you and what training profession have you chosen?

"We are both 16 years old and are training to become tool mechanics."

What did you do before the apprenticeship?

"Before the apprenticeship we both graduated from secondary school."

How do you like it so far?

Jessyca: "I like it very much. Both the trainees from the higher apprenticeship years and the permanent employees have welcomed us with open arms and integrated us right from the start. Currently, we are learning basics like filing and drilling. That's paramount to gain an impression for the material and the forces on the machines."

Alessio: "I also like it very much. The atmosphere among the trainees is great and everyone gets along well. In the last few weeks we've done a lot of tweaking and drilling and you can tell we've already improved our skills significantly."

Did you make the right decision?

"We think becoming a tool mechanic is an attractive apprenticeship that provides us with a great variety of different opportunities. You have numerous options for your future career. In general, an apprenticeship teaches you a lot for life and you can also use many things at home. We assume it is an important way to become independent and mature. In addition, an apprenticeship strengthens your self-confidence and encourages you to become more disciplined. The decision for COHLINE was also the right one, we really enjoy working here."

What has been the biggest change for you?

"The biggest two changes are probably getting up early and standing for a long time. The workday starts at 6:00 am and ends at 2:00 pm. However, you get used to it very quickly, and when we get home we have plenty of time to do other things."

The second year of training

Gabriel Kelm & Kristina Holstein

"Hello, my name is Gabriel Kelm and I am the second year of my apprenticeship at Cohline as an industrial clerk. However, after completing my technical high school diploma, I decided to do an apprenticeship rather than going to university, as I personally think it's better to gain professional experience and get started in working life. I deliberately chose Cohline because I have a keen interest in cars. I particularly like the working atmosphere and the relationship between the employees. If there are problems or questions, one is helped immediately."

"My name is Kristina. I am currently in my second year of training at Cohline. After graduating from high school with a major in business, I wanted to put the basic knowledge I had acquired into practice here and expand on it. Since I heard a lot of positive things about Cohline, I finally decided to do the apprenticeship and I my first impression is: the good reputation is beyond doubt! The colleagues are extremely helpful and friendly and you are never left alone with problems. The daily work routine is also varied and exciting, as you work independently on your tasks. During the apprenticeship, you go through different departments, get to know the job and the company very well and understand how all processes are connected. I'm very happy with my decision and hope to have even more positive experiences!"


The third year of training

As a trainee in the 3rd year of apprenticeship, you have already passed through several departments and thus have a great insight into the different areas of the company.  The apprenticeship provides you with a lot of experience, which is useful in your day-to-day work. In each department, you can meet nice colleagues. You also get involved in the varied day-to-day business, as you are assigned your own areas in which you work independently. Furthermore, you can turn to your colleagues at any time if you need support.

Anna Werwai

"I am a trainee at COHLINE in my third year of training as an industrial clerk. After graduating from secondary school, I decided on doing an apprenticeship, since I wanted to do something practical and gain some initial work experience. I am currently in my fifth department and I am thrilled. The job of an industrial clerk is very varied, and I experience this versatility in daily tasks. I particularly like the atmosphere in the company. COHLINE is an enjoyable workplace with great colleagues. I never feel left alone with worries and problems. As I go through the different departments, I get to know my own company and can also take on and carry out tasks independently, which makes the day-to-day work even more interesting."

Louis Weimer

"My names is Louis Weimer and I am currently in my third year of training as a tool mechanic at COHLINE.

I personally became enthusiastic about the profession of tool mechanic during an internship. Since I have been in training here, I have learned a multitude of job-related skills, such as how to use a file, hacksaw, drill press, lathe, etc.

Why did I choose working at COHLINE? COHLINE has a reputation as a good training company and is considered a good employer. Since I am working here, I am able to confirm this. We have a great working atmosphere among trainees and instructors and our daily routine is absolutely varied.

Rafael Walisko does his job as a trainer very well and conscientiously. He has a lot of patience and technical skills when it comes to teaching us new knowledge and skills. In addition to that he supports us when we have isses with a task."

Yannis Wolber

"My name is Yannis Wolber. I am in my third year of apprenticeship as a toolmaker at COHLINE.

Through an internship, a few years ago, I was able to get an insight into the profession of tool mechanic and immediately became enthusiastic about it. Since August, I have already learned numerous job-related skills, such as the use of manual tools (filing, sawing, etc.) and the use of mechanical processes (drilling, turning, etc.). The learning of the job-related skills is planned and carried out in a highly varied way by our qualified and conscientious instructor (Mr. Rafael Walisko). Even work that is not that exciting, is well accommodated and not a deterrent.

My decision to do my apprenticeship at COHLINE was greatly facilitated (if not already decided) by the excellent working atmosphere, especially in the area of training. In addition, our instructor, Rafael Walisko, brings a great deal of patience and technical skill when it comes to teaching us new knowledge and skills, or even in supporting us when we have a problem with a task. This is always beneficial for apprentices during training."

In the fourth year of training

Tobias Haas & Robin Bonorden

"We are the trainees from the fourth year of training "tool mechanic". We like working at COHLINE, since we have become acquainted with numerous varied manufacturing processes, such as milling, turning, grinding, drilling, filing, and sawing. We deal with these manufacturing processes intensively, so we are able to cope with any task we are confronted with. If a question arises, our trainer is always there to provide support."

Our former trainees

Regina Zerbe

"I am a former apprentice at COHLINE . My goal after graduating from high school was to do an apprenticeship, as I wanted to learn something practical and gain work experience. I wondered what it would be like to work in a company and go through different departments. My mind now: Absolutely great decision! The apprenticeship provided me with the opportunity to find out what I really liked .  To me it was a valuable experience to gradually get to know how COHLINE is structured and how the single departments are connected. Numerous friendly colleagues accompanyied my training, and I was able to learn a variety of important things about the company!"

Raphael Stotz

"My name is Raphael and I have finished my training as an industrial clerk at COHLINE. After graduating from secondary school, I wanted to do an apprenticeship. I started my apprenticeship at Cohline and I am very satisfied with my decision.  Right from the start, you are well received and accompanied through the training. All colleagues are very nice and supportive. The day-to-day work is quite versatile and varied. You get involved in daily tasks and work. During the training, you change departments and get to know lots of new people as well as areas of the company."