Chasing ambitions: Jennifer’s apprenticeship at Kuehne + Nagel
Few youngsters have a clear vision of their career ambitions, and even fewer consider a career in the logistics sector among their options. Jennifer, however, knew quite early on that she wanted to pursue a career in logistics. Today, at the age of 18, Jennifer has been working in Kuehne + Nagel Luxembourg for 3 years. How’s that, and how did she materialise her ambition already at the age of 16?
“My father always worked in logistics and often talked about his job. So already at a young age I started thinking about the workings of the logistics process. It fascinated me”, Jennifer clarifies. So when her 16-year old self read an announcement about logistics apprenticeships in a Luxembourgish newspaper, she informed herself and signed up.
The logistics sector suffers from a hard-to-shake-off image of being boring. Nothing is more wrong! According to Jennifer, “logistics is the driving force behind the world economy. In my opinion, that’s pretty cool. I think the problem is that not many people know what logistics really entails and are unaware of the large variety of jobs and opportunities there are.”
For her apprenticeship, Jennifer attends school two days per week. The rest of the time is spent in the office. She deliberately chose Kuehne + Nagel as the location of her apprenticeship for several reasons. “Kuehne + Nagel is a global player with a good reputation and many opportunities, and it’s also nice to be able to see several departments as an apprentice and to work in international teams.”
In June, Jennifer will graduate from her apprenticeship. She will be among the first Luxembourgish apprentices to complete the training. “Before I started there was no option to complete an apprenticeship in the office, only in the warehouse”, she explains. “So I will be one of the first apprentices to ‘graduate’.” What she will do afterwards? “I already know that I can stay in the company, and I will probably stay in Overland. But within Kuehne + Nagel you can always change departments if you wish so!”
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