Making a name at Bertrandt.
In Indonesia, where Cyndu Cyndu comes from, it can happen that people don’t have surnames. This electronics development engineer soon found out, however, that things are different in Germany. When he came here five years ago, he was called simply Cyndu. This was difficult to explain to the German authorities: which is why Mr Cyndu from Jakarta was in urgent need of a surname. He had the choice of “Mr Unknown” and “Mr Cyndu”. Hand on heart – who would have chosen Mr Unknown? Neither would Cyndu – and that's why he is now called Cyndu (first name) Cyndu (surname). Perhaps a little unusual: but for all that, he is well on the way towards making a good name for himself at Bertrandt.
That he would travel from Indonesia to Germany was almost a certainty from the get-go. “I’m a massive car fan – of course the German cars appealed to me,” says Cyndu. “So it was clear that I would want to study vehicle technology here.” After graduating, he came by chance across Bertrandt as a potential employer. A good friend of Cyndu’s, who is also employed at Bertrandt, suggested he should apply and put him in contact with the company. In the end, this friend even became his mentor for the initial period at Bertrandt. “This mentorship model is extremely useful and definitely makes starting out easier,” says Cyndu.
The car lover has never regretted coming to Bertrandt: “What I work on – for example, data integration in vehicle diagnosis – is as diverting as it is varied. I learn a huge amount more every day.” But that’s not all: there are also countless opportunities for continuing education and personal development. “The managers help thoroughly with this, and as a rule, such measures are quickly approved.”
An example of a highlight from Cyndu’s working day is carrying out software tests on the vehicles being developed, where he is able to get an intense experience of the products he is working on. “I have nothing against my e-bike or my Golf, which I have also ‘developed’ a little,” says Cyndu with a smile, “but this here is a whole different number.”
There’s no question that he likes to step on the gas – both at work and at home.