Warehousing Specialist (m/f)
Your Start in This Vocational Training
Your first step in the BÜFA world begins with a "getting acquainted weekend". Before you actually start your vocational training, you will get to meet the other apprentices and your training supervisor who will be your personal contact throughout the entire duration of your vocational training and who will always have an open ear for you.
At a relaxed get-together, BÜFA employees will give you initial insights into your new world of work which saves you having to jump into the deep end by yourself.
Your Tasks and Activities
During the 2 years of your apprenticeship, you can expect the following activities:
- You will accept incoming goods, control them and store them properly.
- You will prepare goods for shipment and ensure that they are securely loaded on the lorry.
As a Warehouse Specialist, you will also need a forklift driver’s license. You will be instructed for this right at the beginning of your training.
The Course of Your Vocational Training
Vocational training at BÜFA is very diversified. You will go through different departments in which you will be employed for a couple months. Among these are the National Shipping Department, the Export Department and the Receiving Department as well as various warehouses.
To get to know your work with different goods and storage systems, you will switch to other BÜFA Group sites and our training partner, Covestro Oldenburg, during the course of your training. In addition, you will be given insights into associated processes, for example production.
Soft Skills and Prerequisites
This apprenticeship requires the equivalent to a good German "Hauptschulabschluss" [school leaving certificate after 9-10 years of schooling that qualifies you for some vocational training programmes]. In addition, you should also have the following soft skills:
- Spatial perception
- Good perception and processing speed
- Goal-oriented action
- Fast reactions
- Eye-hand coordination
Your Post-Training Prospects
If you pass your final exam with a score of 3 or better, you will normally be offered an employment contract for at least 6 months. However, even before this, all apprentices can apply for internal vacancies. And if you have then found the job of your dreams, that’s when things really get going – BÜFA offers their employees numerous and very individual opportunities to further their qualifications and education. From extra-occupational studies all the way to specialisation in a certain subject area, anything is possible ... because our employees are the real capital and heart of our company.
The deadline for applications for the year of training begins in the respective summer holidays and ends on October 31st of the prior year. The selection process takes place after this date.