Where good tools and precision drawings go hand in hand.
While Serenat Fleischer's passion for cars led her to pursue a career as a mechanical design engineer, it was an interest in metalworking in Tijana Basic's case. Serenat is an aspiring industrial foreperson in metalworking at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Sindelfingen, and Tijana started a vocational training there a year ago. We spoke to them both to find out what inspires them, what it is like working with each other and which hobbies help them with their jobs.
Before Tijana Basic began her training at Mercedes-Benz, cars did not play much of a role in her life. In fact, she was more interested in her hobby of folk dancing. Today, the budding mechanical design engineer would most like to drive a Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé. She left her home in Bosnia and Herzegovina with her parents and four sisters in 2017, partly to take advantage of the better opportunities for education available in Germany. She has now made Sindelfingen her home, and likes to spend her free time out and about in nature or going to the gym. She does not yet know exactly whether she will take foreperson lessons after her training or whether she will begin a degree combining mechanical design engineering and design.
From an early age, Serenat Fleischer took an interest in helping her father tinker with the family car. When it comes to driving, the aspiring industrial foreperson in metalworking likes to put her foot down. When she's not exploring the Black Forest on motorcycle rides with her father, she dreams of one day having a Mercedes-Benz AMG GT parked outside her front door in Aidlingen. At the weekends, Serenat likes to cook exotic dishes with friends, and hopes to visit Asia one day. First, though, a trip to Greece with friends is on her agenda.