Always giving the best.
Thirza Delater works the same in her apprenticeship and private life: not loud and brash but thorough and reliable, efficient and team-oriented. You can see this in her hobbies: in bouldering, that is rock-climbing indoors without safety ropes and double floor. And also in her violin playing, where she clearly also wants to avoid any disharmony – as in the workplace. Thirza is an apprentice with the goal of becoming a technical product designer at Bertrandt after the apprenticeship period. And in this field, it is particularly important to take care of the details, make as few errors as possible and develop yourself constantly. Her basic setting is to take on every challenge and give her best – in work, music and climbing.
“The special thing about apprenticeships at Bertrandt is that we are already able to work on exciting projects within the specialist departments during the 18 months at the training centre in Leonberg,” the apprentice says. Alongside specialist knowledge, they also learn in Leonberg how to work together efficiently with the different specialist departments, and what the bases of successful teamwork are. This variety of topics and tasks in daily work and the famous high quality and breadth of Bertrandt training sessions was also the main reason why Thirza opted for an apprenticeship at the firm.
Every day is different, every project has new requirements for the 27 apprentices who started in Leonberg in September. After the kick-off, with the project description and briefing, the first thing to happen is the creation of a project plan, before starting with the sketches for the new component or optimisation of an existing one. If all goes well, it’s on to CAD construction. “I had no previous knowledge of sketching, nor of working with CAD. But you learn quickly here.” Here, what is important is not just design but also technical considerations, functionality and finally the benefit for the customer. That is, it is about making the future a little better with every development. And that is why it pays always to give your best.