Smart Fluid Systems

Reports of our trainees

The first year of training

Maike Deusing

"After graduating from high school, I was initially unsure what I wanted to do. My sister, who is also training to be an industrial clerk, made me aware of the profession. COHLINE appealed to me right from the start and it was clear to me that I would like to complete my training here. Thanks to my A-levels with a focus on economics, I am able to put the knowledge I've already acquired into practice, which also helps me a lot at vocational school. I've already learned a variety of new things and I'm looking forward to getting to know the other departments soon. The working atmosphere and my colleagues make my day-to-day work very pleasant and varied."

Dimitrios Arampatzis

"I started my apprenticeship as an industrial clerk on 01.09.2023. After graduating from secondary school, I decided against the Abitur because I wanted to gain my first insights into the professional world. I chose COHLINE because I was recommended the company, but also because of my interest in the automotive industry. In my first three months, I got a good first impression, as there is a good atmosphere in the company and I work with very helpful colleagues. No questions remain unanswered because everything is explained to you straight away."

Laurin König

"I started my apprenticeship as an industrial clerk some time ago. After finishing secondary school, I really wanted to do an apprenticeship in the commercial sector. I had already completed an internship in this area, which I really enjoyed. I deliberately chose COHLINE because I had only heard positive things about the company beforehand. I immediately had a good feeling at my interview. You get great support during your training and you are helped immediately if you have any questions."

The second 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 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.

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!"


Our former trainees

Louis Weimer

"My name is Louis Weimer and I have just completed my training as a tool mechanic at Cohline. I personally became interested in the profession of tool mechanic during an internship. Since I have been training here, I have learned many important job-related skills, such as how to use a file, hacksaw, drill press, lathe, etc. Why did I choose COHLINE back then? Among other things, because the company had a good reputation in my environment as a good training company and was considered a good employer. Since I've been here, I can only confirm that. There is an extremely good atmosphere here between trainees and trainers in the workshop and our everyday life is very varied. In my opinion, our trainer Rafael Walisko does his job as a trainer very well and conscientiously. He has a lot of patience and technical skill and was always on hand if we had a problem with a task."

Yannis Wolber

"I'm Yannis Wolber and I've also just completed my training as a tool mechanic.

Through an internship a few years ago, I was able to get a small insight into the profession of tool mechanic and I was immediately enthusiastic about it. Since starting my apprenticeship, I have already learned many job-related skills, such as how to use manual tools (filing, sawing, etc.) and how to use mechanical processes (drilling, turning, etc.). The very qualified and conscientious instructor (Mr. Rafael Walisko) plans and carries out the learning of job-related skills in a very varied manner. This means that even less attractive work is well accommodated and does not act as a deterrent.

My decision to complete my training at COHLINE was made much easier (if not already decided) by the excellent working atmosphere, especially in the training area. In addition, our trainer, Rafael Walisko, has a lot of patience and technical skill when it comes to teaching us new knowledge and skills and also helping us when we have a problem with a task. This is always an advantage for trainees during an apprenticeship."

Anna Werwai

"After finishing secondary school, I initially decided against going back to school and opted for an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk, as I wanted to do something practical and gain my first work experience. I have now been a trainee for a year and work in our logistics department. The job of an industrial clerk is very varied and you can see that in the daily tasks. I particularly like the open and friendly working atmosphere in the company. You are never left alone with worries and problems. As you move through the different departments, you get to know your own company and can also take on and carry out tasks independently, which makes everyday working life even more interesting."

Regina Zerbe

"I am a former trainee at COHLINE with the motto: Get off to a flying start as an industrial clerk... My goal after leaving school was to do an apprenticeship because 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 opinion: Simply great, a very good decision! It gives you the opportunity to find out what you are really good at and where you can imagine working in the future. You can also assess which activities you like or don't like doing. I find it valuable that you gradually get to know how your own company is structured and how the departments are connected. Many friendly colleagues accompany you through the training period and you can learn many important things about the company! "