Two AGRAVIS wholesale and export clerks awarded top marks
The two AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG trainees, David Major and Felix Achtermann have been awarded the mark of "Very Good" for their apprenticeship in the wholesale and export industry. The chamber of industry and commerce honoured the achievements of the top apprentices in Münster's town hall. Although the pair are both completing the same apprenticeship, they are pursuing entirely different routes.
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- Felix Achtermann (left) and David Major have both completed their training in the wholesale and export industry at AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG with the overall mark of "Very Good" and will now pursue entirely different career routes.
David Major is 22 years old, comes from Münster-Roxel and has worked in the special feed products division since the start of this year. He is responsible for materials planning and for processing overseas customer orders. "My job is extremely versatile and I often don't know what to expect when I pick up the phone," explains the young clerk. Not only does he process orders for foreign customers, he also takes care of the invoicing, price lists, transport paperwork and declarations for the customs authorities. "If we are delivering products to Sudan or Saudi Arabia, for example, we need the according paperwork," the 22-year-old explains.
A great deal of trust and responsibility
Felix Achtermann is from Warendorf and has also completed his apprenticeship in the wholesale and export industry with the overall mark of "Very Good". He has worked at Veravis GmbH, a subsidiary of AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG, in the field of energy management since June of this year. He is completing a dual degree in business studies at administration and business academy (VWA) in Münster in parallel to his daily work. He is currently primarily responsible for internal and external energy audits, so for the documents confirming the energy consumption, as well as for coordinating appointments with the sites and authorities. "My colleagues place great deal of trust in me and I find it great that I am able to support the company through the entire energy management process," says Felix Achtermann.
A future at AGRAVIS and/or abroad
The two 22 year olds are pursuing two entirely different routes. From 2017, Felix Achtermann wishes to study further and to maybe even go abroad. If these plans could be combined with a career at AGRAVIS, then that would be a fantastic solution for him. In contrast, David Major would very much like to remain in the field of special feed products at AGRAVIS and to assume further tasks and responsibility.
As a major employer in the region, AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG offers versatile training opportunities. The AGRAVIS Group employs more than 6,000 people, of which 533 are currently trainees. This corresponds to a current trainee quota of approximately 9%. The second largest agricultural trade company in Germany offers diverse training opportunities. These range from business occupations through commercial and technical fields as well as chemical and pharmaceutical professions through to dual degree programmes. There are a total of 16 training courses to choose from. The training website featuring all important information in addition to an image film developed in cooperation with trainees supports the targeted addressing of schoolchildren.