University and work:
My path to SENS
After completing my studies as an industrial clerk, I obtained my school leaving certificate at an upper vocational school. This brought me a little closer to my wish to study human resources management.. I made my decision about where to study on the recommendations of friends and chose Würzburg – which I do not regret to this day. My path to STEAG Solar Energy Solutions GmbH began as a working student in the Human Resources department. I wanted to put the theory learned at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) into practice. The application process was straightfor-ward and quick, which was why I was able to start at SENS just two weeks later. In a short time, I had my own areas of responsibility and could support the whole team in their day-to-day activities. Thanks to flat hierarchies and the collegial atmosphere, I quickly settled in.
After a year, I took a permanent position and today I’m still part of the SENS family. In my job at the HR department, I am a Human Re-sources Generalist, the contact point for any questions relating to personnel, and deal with all aspects of the lifecycle of our employees – from onboarding to moving on from the company. In September 2020, we welcomed our first trainees and since then I have also been responsible for trainee matters.
Collegial working atmosphere
The working climate is defined for me by my many inspiring, motivating and extremely pleasant col-leagues. The challenges of this varied and fast-moving industry would be difficult to manage as a lone fighter– teamwork is required. This is particularly noticeable in the way we work together and how everyone is always ready to help. There are formal hierarchies, but we speak among ourselves as equals and don’t completely lose our sense of humour, even in stressful times. Flexible working hours allow people to work around their commitments in private life, when necessary. On top of this, we have 30 days of holidays, during which we can recharge our batteries.
Of course, not everything is perfect all the time, but an open feedback culture contributes to a process of continuous improvement. Every four weeks, we fill out an anonymised survey in which we answer questions about overwork, the relationship with managers and the mood within the teams. If the find-ings dip into the red zone, management is quick to take steps to put things right.
Motivated team and many different opportunities
In my job at SENS, I am inspired by all the smart, motivated colleagues around me. We all support each other and learn with and from one another. The trust engendered within the team and the company is something quite special and makes working a pleasure. Last but not least, I am encouraged by all the opportunities to become involved in other ways in the company – for example by contributing ideas for our Health and Sustainability Circle. Particular mention should be made of the currently implemented measures for dealing with the effects of the corona pandemic. We are informed in good time and, above all, kept regularly up-to-date about the current pandemic situation and the measures taken to protect all our employees.