Franziska Markusch

Industrial engineer - at KAUP since September 2011

"At school I already had a clear idea of my future career. I wanted to work with my hands - only sitting in an office is not my thing - and it needed to be local. But I also didn't want to learn a classical trade. This led quite quickly to the profession of an industrial engineer. Agreed, that this is not yet a classic job for women. But it is still what I wanted. A relation employed here recommended KAUP, as I wanted to be in a company where the people are important.

The start of the training was really difficult. But that was no different for my male colleagues. The in-house training centre and the intensive supervision by the trainers confirmed my decision. However, the practical orientation was much more important for me. At KAUP, even as an apprentice in production you move through various departments. And one of these stations - the final inspection - is where I now work and with my colleagues thoroughly test the attachments produced before dispatching. A varied role, as I see the whole range of KAUP attachments here.

However, I would like to learn more, and I am therefore currently going to the technical school. KAUP is supporting me with this and makes it possible, for example, to be flexible with time so that I can devote my evenings to mechanical engineering. However, not only the company helps me, but also my colleagues. And this solidarity is precisely what argues for KAUP."

Franziska Markusch