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My name is Quan-Wei. I grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 2008, I came to Germany for my tertiary education. At the end of Dec 2013, after my graduation from the University of Duisburg-Essen, I joined DB Schenker Head Office as an intern in the Human Resource department. As the internship would only last 6 months, I already begun looking for the next stone to step on. It was at this moment that I was introduced to the trainee programme of DB Schenker, aptly named, Talent@DB Schenker Logistics. What greatly attracted me was the exposure afforded by the programme, namely, the chance to work in different departments and different countries. Trying my luck, I sent in my application and it was duly accepted. In April 2014, I began the new phase of my career in the company as a trainee.
In the 18-months as a Talent@DB Schenker Logistics, I started exactly where I left off during the internship – in Human Resource (HO) in the exact same team and doing the same task as the internship. For the 6 months overseas deployment, I chose Land Transport, Finance and Air Freight in the UK, before finally coming back to Essen to join the Continuous Improvement team in Contract Logistics.
As I came towards the end of my traineeship, I decided that I want to continue my career development in DB Schenker due to the broad international perspective the company offers, the opportunity to introduce my own ideas and also the warm relationships with the colleagues. Subsequently, I was offered a permanent position in the awesome team of Performance Monitoring in Contract Logistics as a Logistics Project Controller, which I gladly accepted.
Within less than 1.5 years of being in the team, I had the privilege of being part of the HEAL assignment in Shanghai, the Post-Completion Review in Poland, and also many difference-making tasks at home in Essen, making waking up every day in the morning a breeze.