Apprenticeship at trans-o-flex –

a proven and successful start

More than just learning!

At trans-o-flex, the traditional apprenticeship provides a proven and successful lead-in to an individual professional career that offers tremendous scope and opportunities for personal development. Training opportunities:

  • You have the option of taking part in interesting projects for apprentices

  • You can get involved in training fairs and study information days and you are the contact for school students and interested young people

  • Back into the company after training school lessons? Not at trans-o-flex – you have free-time after school!

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  • During the course of your training, you will get to know many different departments

  • You stand a good chance of being taken on after your training

Apprenticeship at trans-o-flex

Management assistants working for forwarding and logistics service providers want to set things “in motion”. They steer numerous different processes and have qualifications in the fields of goods shipping, transport facilities, warehouse logistics, international transport services and logistics services.

The apprenticeship lasts 3 years, but can be shortened if corresponding school qualification requirements are met. Management assistant for forwarding and logistics service providers is a recognised occupation requiring formal training according to the German Vocational Training Act (BBiG).

What skills do you require?
You have an interest in logistics, besides being flexible and motivated. You are a team player and actively research information and learning content yourself. Good knowledge of English would be an advantage. You have at least a secondary school certificate.

Specialising in application development
Qualified IT specialists for application development are responsible for programming and developing software according to in-house and external requirements. They test existing applications, adapt these and develop user-friendly operating interfaces. For your work, you use programming languages and tools such as developer tools, for example. Qualified IT specialists perform troubleshooting tasks as well as advise and coach users.

Qualified IT specialist for system integration
Qualified IT specialists for system integration are responsible for planning and configuring IT systems. As an in-house or external service provider, they configure systems in accordance with the requirements and administer these. This also includes systematically locating and troubleshooting faults when system errors occur. They advise in-house and external users in the selection and use of the equipment and solve application and system problems. In addition, they prepare system documentation and conduct training sessions for users.

Specialists for Courier, Express Delivery and Postal Services work in companies which plan, organise, control, monitor and process the shipment of time-critical consignments and other logistics services. Specialists for Courier, Express Delivery and Postal Services

  • sort and deliver consignments
  • perform post-processing activities relating to deliveries, process consignment documentation
  • are involved in quality-assuring measures
  • deal with customer requests and conduct conservations appropriate to the situation
  • collect payments (Cash-on-delivery Services) and render these to account

The qualification takes 2 years. Depending on their aptitude, apprentices have the option of training for a further year in order to gain the qualification as a Management Assistant for Courier, Express and Postal Services.

What can you expect as an apprentice at trans-o-flex?
You can expect to receive training that is highly diversified during the course of which you will get to know numerous different departments and operations. You will receive tariff-based remuneration, plus various perks, as example the cost absorbtion of the driver licence. You will be prepared intensively for your final examination. You will have good to very good chances of being taken on after qualifying.

What skills do you require?
You have an interest in logistics, besides being flexible and motivated. You are a team player and actively research information and learning content yourself. You like working with people, are polite and have good manners. You have a good secondary school certificate.

Warehouse logistics specialists have the task of accepting goods in logistics centres, haulage companies and mail-order businesses and checking their quantity and condition on the basis of the accompanying documents. They organise the unloading of the goods, which they sort and place correctly into storage in the previously defined places. At the same time, they ensure that the goods are stored in optimum conditions (e.g. as regards temperature and humidity). Warehouse logistics specialists put deliveries together, package the goods and prepare the accompanying paperwork. They load trucks, operate forklifts and secure the freight against shifting or leakage.

What can you expect as an apprentice at trans-o-flex?
You can expect to receive training that is highly diversified in the course of which you will get to know numerous different departments and working methods. You will receive tariff-based remuneration, plus various perks. You will have good to very
good chances of being taken on after completing your training

Tips for applications

This section contains useful tips if you are planning to apply to us for a training position or university work placement and want to know what we are particularly looking out for in an application. We shall look forward to receiving your application and wish you every success!

Before putting pen to paper to write your cover letter, gather as much information as possible about the company. You can find out more quickly and easily via the Internet, at training fairs, in company brochures or through personal telephone conversations.

You can “score extra points” in your cover letter by showing you have knowledge about our company. And likewise in a future interview. It also gives you a perfect lead-in for writing your letter of application.

If you would like to apply for a training or study place in our company and you want to know what is important to us when applying, you will find helpful tips here. We look forward to your application and wish you good luck!

Although it is not essential to include a cover sheet in your application, it does however round off the application nicely and, for this reason, it is advisable to include one.
What goes on the cover sheet?
  • Name, address and telephone number of the sender
  • Title of the training course / degree course
  • Photo

The aim of the cover letter is to convince us why you are the right person for a training or study place at our company. The cover letter should consist of a maximum of one DIN A4 sheet.

What should the cover letter contain?

  • Address and telephone number of the sender
  • Address of the company and name of the contact person
  • Place and date
  • Subject line (bold)
  • Personal salutation
  • Signature

Tips:

  • Make sure that the letterhead and cover letter do not inadvertently mention the name from the previously written application to another company
  • The letter should be individually adapted to the industry and profession
  • Do not send a “blind application” – find out the right contact person first, and address them personally in the salutation
  • Mention the telephone call, if you have previously informed yourself by telephone
  • Do not use standardized formulations
  • Formulate positive and future-oriented
  • Avoid flowery and vague statements, but clarify what is important to you and where your strengths lie
  • Back up your statements with practical, comprehensible examples of activities, e.g. “through my work as class representative / school representative / team captain”, “through my many years of membership in a football / handball club”, etc. “I was able to gain experience in these areas and demonstrate my strengths, such as team and communication skills”.
  • Make sure that the cover letter does not contain any typing errors and that there are no stains on the paper

Your CV provides information on your career to date and your skills/educational background. Please write it in table form, with a clear structure.

What should your CV include?

  • Personal information (name, address with telephone number, date and place of birth)
  • School education (e.g. type and date of highest school-leaving qualification, other qualifications)
  • Relevant work experience (e.g. practical training, sideline)
  • Special skills and experience
  • Languages and stays abroad
  • Computer and organisational skills
  • Other skills, memberships in clubs, interests
  • Photo (not absolutely essential; if your cover sheet already has one, you do not need to place a photo here)
  • Current date of issue
  • A signature is not “mandatory”

Tips:

  • Make sure your application is complete
  • Write clearly and concisely
  • Avoid duplicate entries
  • Avoid using different fonts and font sizes
  • Use an easily readable font size

Which certificates can be enclosed?

  • School certificates
  • Practical training certificates
  • Certificates relating to summer jobs
  • Certificates relating to stays abroad, etc.

Application form

We are pleased to receive every application. Please use our online application form for a training course or for a study course.
Good presentation counts!

Tips:

  • Please send attachments in a known format (pdf, jpg, tiff, doc)
  • Please name attachments clearly (e.g. Application_Joe_Bloggs.pdf)

Selection procedure

Generally speaking, the selected applicants will be invited in for an interview.
In this case, the following applies: good preparation is the key to success!

Tips:

1. Preparation for the interview:

  • Confirm the interview date immediately (by telephone or in writing)
  • Gather information on the company (website, brochures)
  • Dress appropriately
  • Make sure you look presentable and avoid wearing too much make-up or jewellery
  • Take your papers (application papers, invitation, notes) along with you
  • Get the directions on how to find us and work out your journey time
  • Arrive punctually (10 to 15 minutes early)
  • At home, think about what questions you want to ask about the company and make notes for yourself
  • Do not learn anything by heart
  • Prepare yourself for questions on the following topics: CV, gaps in your CV, strengths and weaknesses, achievements and failures, educational background

2. During the interview:

  • State your name
  • Be yourself
  • Be honest
  • Ask questions of your own
  • Maintain eye contact and sit up straight

3. After the interview

  • If a number of weeks go by without you hearing from us, it is allowed to politely ask for some feedback

Information

Contact:
trans-o-flex Express GmbH
ZL Personal
Kerstin Geschwill
Phone: +49 6201 988 280
E-mail: Kerstin.Geschwill@tof.de

If you are interested in one of our apprenticeship places, please apply here!

*The online application for apprenticeship is only available in german

For all the mentioned business fields and qualified professions

Requirements
Good grades at secondary school or business college

Apprentice duration
3 years (possibility of shortening if corresponding school qualification requirements are met)

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