Actually, Sven Heinrich was just looking for an apprenticeship. And got the job. As a Technical systems planner at CHRISTMANN + PFEIFER. That was 2013. At the time, he had no idea how far his career would take him.
Vocational training with fun, motivation and success
As soon as he was greeted on the first day, he felt part of the team. Daily routines and processes meant that he got right into the action. The tasks were always practical – and closely related to the day-to-day work of the trainer and colleagues. “These are conditions under which you are happy to come to work from day one. And under which you automatically like to learn. Anyway, I was super motivated. It's different from school, so I can really give hope to all those who sometimes struggle with school! “He is so motivated that in 2017 he completed his training as the best trainee in Hesse. Work can – and should – be fun!
A while after the training, Sven realizes that there is more to discover. There are still so many opportunities opening up, especially in his professional field, construction planning. Mainly because it comes at a time when a lot is changing. Planning processes are also increasingly being digitized in construction. 3D models and digital twins are playing an increasingly important role. Drawing boards and pencils have long been replaced by CAD programs and computers. And technically a lot more is now possible.
„From the first day of my apprenticeship I was an integral part of the team and right in the middle of the action. It's fun and motivating. At C + P you are challenged and supported. That is why it was only logical for me to saddle up a dual study course after completing my training."
Sven Heinrich, completed his apprenticeship and dual studies at C + P
The journey continues: dual study course of Civil engineering
Sven receives a lot of support and is motivated to develop professionally. To dare to sound out one's personal strengths. Further steps to go. To find more and more the place that really suits him. That is only possible if Sven knows how to assess himself well. He knows what he likes to do and what he is good at. And where he can contribute well. He also stays in touch with colleagues, supervisors and HR management.
And so Sven decides to add a dual study program in civil engineering after his apprenticeship. As a StudiumPlus student at the Technical University of Central Hesse in Wetzlar, he alternates theory phases at the university with practical phases at the company. In this way, he combines learning and scientific work with practical project work. In his studies, for example, he analyzes how to make the planning for C + P's own parking garage construction projects even more precise and efficient. So there it is again, the practical relevance that he already liked so much during his training.
Well positioned for the professional future
In the meantime, Sven has successfully completed his studies and is working as a junior project manager. An exciting and very varied job in which he can perfectly contribute his knowledge, skills and experience. After all, he learned steel construction, planning and construction processes from scratch as a trainee and student. It's great to see what you learn in just a few years and where your journey takes you.