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In September 2022, Lejla Alomerovic and Sven Kronemayer started their training at Mercedes-Benz: Lejla as an IT specialist in data and process analysis at the Untertürkheim site and Sven as a warehouse logistics specialist at the Germersheim site. Two trainees with different career aspirations that they both can pursue with Mercedes-Benz. We met Lejla and Sven for a double interview and wanted to find out first-hand why they chose this career path, what they think of working at the company, and what opportunities are particularly important to them.
As Lejla's parents run a freight forwarding company in the Stuttgart area, her first departmental placement was in the area of transport logistics. Thanks to her vocational A-levels, Lejla is able to shorten her training to two and a half years. Incidentally, the data and process analysis trainees are mostly female in her year. Lejla likes travelling and learning about new cultures. When she is at home, she likes cooking for family and friends in a large group and sharing experiences over a meal together.
Sven was a professional footballer before he started his training as a warehouse logistics specialist. At the age of 19, he signed a contract with Karlsruher Sportclub (KSC) as a striker, but two years later had to give up his dream of making a living from football due to injury. Nowadays, the teamwork skills he learned playing football help him in his job. He has just completed his first half marathon and is now preparing to take part in his first triathlon. But it's not always about running fast for Sven: He also enjoys hiking in the Pfälzer forest as the perfect contrast to his daily routine.