Kimi Weibel is doing his apprenticeship at Karger as a commercial specialist. To learn about different units, he changes departments every half year and he is currently in the marketing team. Find out more about his ever-changing routine and much more.
Take us through a day in your work life. What are some of the work habits you’ve developed over the years that help you maintain productivity?
I am doing my apprenticeship at Karger as a commercial specialist (Kaufmännischer Fachmann EFZ). To learn about different units, I change departments every half year, so my routine has to change accordingly.
But I established a morning routine that works quite well for me:
I always begin between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., then I get the mail and distribute it to my colleagues and fill my water bottle. After this I check my mails and my calendar and finally start to work.
During my workday I have several meetings and I schedule in some time to work on my projects. I like to listen to music when I’m working on the latter.
What motivated you to apply for a position at Karger?
I saw that Karger is represented internationally in multiple countries and found this very exciting. I had known for a long time that I would like to start an apprenticeship as a commercial specialist. Medicine has always interested me very much and so Karger was the perfect fit for me.
What has been your experience during the remote working over the last two years?
I became more independent and liked the new flexibility. I also thought it was great to not have to commute every day and to be already at home as soon as my working day was over.
But I missed the personal exchange with my team; seeing everybody only through Microsoft Teams is not the same.
What do you enjoy the most about your time at Karger?
I appreciate that as an apprentice I get to know many different departments, so I can understand Karger’s operations much better and learn how a business really works (from Marketing to Sales and from Accounting to Shipping).
What would you like someone who’s interested in applying to Karger to know?
I would tell them that they will be great here and they will have an awesome time at Karger. They will have nice experiences and an interesting day at work, learn many things and find new friends. There are other people doing an apprenticeship at Karger, for instance in IT or also as a commercial specialist, so there are many peers in my age group.
How do you switch off from a busy day at work?
I do a lot of sports, play soccer, and go to the gym. Music often helps to switch off from a hard day. But fortunately, most of the days are interesting, challenging, yet at a good level.