From theory to practice
"You learn a lot – and quickly, as you have to put your knowledge into practice immediately."
Joung graduate of the technical college for plastics technology gaining a lot of experience in design engineering.
What was it like when your started at Schwingshandl?
"For the first two weeks, I worked in the assembly hall to become familiar with the overall process and the machines. That was really important for me to gain an initial insight into practice. To start with, I had no idea what awaited me."
How do you approach each new task?
"For us design engineers, it is important to have a good idea of how things actually work in practice. Our colleagues in assembly give us tips and are extremely supportive, which helped me a lot. Now, when I am designing on the screen, I have an aha moment – when you have actually seen it downstairs, it is easier to visualise what you are working with."
What is the scope of your work?
"I started by completing other colleagues' projects, detailing the designs, creating articles, ordering components or releasing the orders. But now I have completed a couple of projects of my own and was able to incorporate some of my own ideas."
How would you summarise you time at Schwingshandl?
"This is my first job and spending a year here I can only say that it is perfect for me. The atmosphere is very friendly, everyone is very helpful, you can always talk to people, communication is uncomplicated, and decisions are made rapidly. I've learnt a lot in a short time and I am looking forward to many more exciting projects."