Back in 2016, one of our team members approached me and told me that a friend of his was searching for a digital media traineeship.
Up until that point, I hadn’t even considered taking on trainees in our company. But after some consideration, we decided to take the plunge and participate in the trainee program offered by the German Chamber of Commerce IHK soon after. Now in 2020, we are training our third apprentice in software development and media design.
We currently have three certified IHK instructors at Tickaroo guiding these young talents into their professional life. But our dedication to guiding young professionals doesn’t just stop with this specific trainee program. Many of our interns and student employees who successfully graduated have joined our team at Tickaroo full time, as well.
Investing in young, raw professionals has been a huge benefit for the company. Not only do we get an enthusiastic generation eager to learn and understand what it takes to execute digital excellence, but the instructors are also able to take on new responsibilities and improve their leadership, guidance and teamwork skills.
While having young professionals in our ranks has certainly enriched our experiences, it also comes with its challenges. Especially as a startup that was still learning, growing and working at a rapid pace itself, it was sometimes challenging finding the right tasks and structure for these young rookies. We didn’t just want them to complete tasks, we wanted to give them the opportunity to grow.