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Eleven months and 21 days after her trainee program at DB Schenker, Jördis can say one thing: "I couldn't have made a better decision". 

During her studies in economics at Johannes Gutenberg-Uni in Mainz, Jördis did not initially focus on the logistics sector. But then her professor lead her on the exciting path to logistics. "He got me excited about the subject and that's why I focused my master's degree on logistics and IT." 

How can such an incredibly strong and large international network work? How are the transport flows organized there and how does this fit in with the theory I learned during my studies? These were and are the questions that brought Jördis to DB Schenker and that inspire her on a daily basis. "Today we live in a time when many things are ordered online and delivered home. Logistics is simply the backbone of our economy". And without logistics, she says, "global trade would just not happen."

"I always had the feeling of being welcome."

"DB Schenker as a company always seemed to be attractive to me." This impression was also confirmed during the application process, in interviews and in the assessment center. "There’s an incredibly familiar atmosphere here. Of course, you were also properly examined under pressure, but it was always cordial and open."

Jördis also appreciates DB Schenker’s trainee program for its well thought-out structure and necessary flexibility. "Every six months we have a training week at Head Office. In between, every member of a batch spends three months in a department of their choice.” She began her trainee career in project management for the "IT Management Land" department in Essen.

"That was great for me because I was able to gain a comprehensive insight into the entire processes and the individual teams at the department.
After the first six months she moved to Singapore. There she worked in a business analysis team on a land transportation IT project. 
"It's a shame to leave the department again after every rotation," says Jördis, but she still has close contact with Singapore and her colleagues keep her up to date on the project’s progress. "I still feel like I'm there - that's very nice." 
But the melancholy of the change is rewarded - with exciting new insights into the world of logistics.

The great thing about the trainee program is that each trainee can decide for themselves what they want to focus on."


One of her colleagues started in Digital Solutions and is now working in Air Freight. Another colleague, on the other hand, started in Finance and stayed in that department. 
"Our mentors and trainee contacts are very open and I can find and talk to them any time. They know the entire DB Schenker network and always have ideas about where we as trainees are in good hands with our interests".

DB Schenker is international

Internationality also plays a big role in DB Schenker’s trainee program. After Singapore and two rotations in Essen, Jördis goes to Canada for three months to continue working on data analyses for the Connect 4.0 Ocean project.
She is not worried about major changes. So far she has found the Schenker Spirit in all departments. 
A good team spirit is particularly important to her. "Wherever I have been so far, people have been extremely helpful. I have never been left alone with a task, and when there is a problem we work together to find a solution.

Jördis’ advice to all new trainees: "It’s important to find your own balance. The months in the departments pass quickly and you have to sort out how to finish your projects and at the same time plan the new tasks for the next block. Then you are free and can totally benefit from learning about the different topics."

Jördis was also very impressed by the after-work activities at Schenker, from ice skating in winter to the company run in summer. It's not just the departments’ athletes who run - everyone is there. We run together, we all stick together and we also belong together. These are very special moments for me."

Jördis and her colleagues at DB Schenker also carry this positive spirit to the outside world. At the ATRICOM building in Frankfurt, they played secret Santa for children in need, providing gifts that made wishes come true.

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