APPRENTICE

MARIA M.

FREIGHT FORWARDING AND LOGISTICS SERVICES AGENT LOGWIN — SCHWÄBISCH GMÜND LOCATION

»I BELIEVE THAT HAPPINESS CAN BE EARNED.«

MARIA M. AND LOGWIN

I am 23 years old, come from Denmark, and moved to Germany five years ago. My curiosity to take on new challenges, experience a new language and culture was my motivation for this step.

I wanted a job where every day brought new tasks, where one could take on responsibility, and thus grow both personally and professionally. A job in which one could interact with many cultures and languages. And so, after a period of orientation, I decided on a career as a freight forwarding and logistics services agent.

Currently, I work in the shipping department of the Schwäbisch Gmünd branch, where I organize daily shipments to all corners of the world. I have already rotated through several departments of the company. For instance, I have worked in the administration as well as in the receiving, billing, and packaging departments.

HOW HAVE YOU DEVELOPED YOUR SKILLS AND STRENGTHS AT LOGWIN? WHAT OPPORTUNITIES WERE YOU OFFERED/HAVE YOU TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF?

I have improved my communication skills in particular. Interacting with a lot of new people every day has taught me how to discuss workflows with my colleagues and find the right words in stressful situations. To always know that you are part of a great team, in which you work together on a common goal and always have each other's backs is invaluable.

WHAT EXPERIENCES HAVE HAD THE MOST IMPACT ON YOU AT LOGWIN?

At every stage of my training, every team in every department I worked in had strong cohesion. You always help each other with difficult tasks and work as one unit. By meeting people from many different countries and cultures, I have also come to witness the respect and friendship colleagues have for each other.

WHICH WAS THE LAST SERIES YOU SAT DOWN TO BINGE-WATCH FOR A WHOLE DAY?

I was completely fascinated by the series Better Than Us. It was exciting to watch a series about human-like robots living in our society, which also explored the advantages as well as the dangers such a world would bring. I think that the concept offers plenty of food for thought, such as: What are the ethical boundaries of science and technology, and how close is such a world to becoming a reality?