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The Latest Job Profiles (2022/23)

  • My Job Profile, by Jonas

Hello, my name is Jonas and I do an apprenticeship as a professional truck driver at Hiller Spedition & GmbH Co. KG. In the following I would like to tell you as previously mentioned something about that job and its advantages and disadvantages.

Normally my working day starts between five and six a.m. Sometimes it’s possible that the time differs and I need to get up earlier, but that is fine.

When I have arrived at the company, I need to get the keys for the truck I got assigned to. Following I put all my stuff in the vehicle, turn on the tablet, where all information from my dispatcher are on I need to know about my daily schedule. Then I do a pre-departure check for the truck. While I am doing this, I check the tires of the truck and trailer, check if all lights are working, check if the doors of the trailer are closed. Furthermore I look for unusual things to prevent damage while driving.

After that I start the truck, drive to our customer and after arriving get in touch with the office staff. Next what I do is the truck gets loaded with general cargo by an employee of the customer or by myself. For that we often have an extended version of the pallet truck. One of the important parts is to secure the load to avoid following damage. Then I get my documents for the cargo and do the paperwork. After that I start my journey to my destination. While that I am often listening to some music because you need to keep yourself awake and concentrated. Sometimes it can get a little bit boring after following the same road for 3 hours straight. Arrived at my destination I announce myself in the office and do as previously the paperwork and get further instructions for my next task. As an example, I get assigned to a ramp and get information where I can unload the cargo. That is how one of my daily tasks look mostly like. Once a week I wash my truck, get it refueled and bring all of my collected documents to my dispatcher. Usually, I work nine to ten hours a day.

At the end, I want to tell something about the advantages and disadvantages, although I think there are more advantages. In my opinion you work much for low payment and can’t clean yourself properly on the journey and at some point you don’t feel comfortable anymore.

Anyway, all in all I think that apprenticeship is a good one if you like to explore many places, want to work most of the time on your own and you are the king of the road.

Thanks for reading!

  • Job Profile Trinks GmbH, by Marco Göttsche

Professional drivers are the kings of the roads, the job is very interesting and there are many different tasks.

Hi, I am Marco, 24 years old and in the second year of training at Trinks GmbH, we are the second largest company in beverage logistics, with 16 subsidiaries throughout Germany.

Mehrere LKIW der Firma Trinks
Foto: Marco Göttsche

My day starts relatively early and depends on whether we were able to preload the day before.

Usually it is only 2 o’clock in the morning, not exactly the best time to get up but you have more out of the day.

Between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. it usually starts, we have a cup of coffee, talk to colleagues and then go to our truck.

Then it’s different, either we have to load up to 36 pallets in the morning or we were able to load the day before.

If we were able to load the day before, we only start in the morning at 5 o’clock.

When we are at the customer, we unload the full pallets and load up the empty pallets, the empty goods are counted and transferred to the papers.

We load und unload either with an e – lift truck or with a forklift.

Most of the time we also talk a lot with our customers, because of the almost daily contact between our drivers and the customers, the relationship is mostly warm and funny.

In the end, it is an exciting profession, if you like to be on the road and don`t always want someone on your back, you are much freer as a professional driver than in other professions.

The job of a professional driver is a profession with a secure future, in this industry there is always work.

The road is your passion ? Apply Now !

  • My job profile, by Nick

My name is Nick, I am 26 years old and do an apprenticeship as a truck driver at Otto Dörner in Hamburg. That is my second year in this apprenticeship of a truck driver. In the following text I would like to describe a typical working day with the advantages and disadvantages of my job.

My working day starts at 6 a.m. at the company grounds. First of all I start my truck and put in my driver card. Then I step out again and take a look around my truck to check if there are any defects that need to be fixed before I even touch the local streets with my truck. Especially when the truck has a flat tire or a broken light, then the truck workshop will be my first stop. If everything is checked and broken parts are fixed, I check my schedule for the day, if there is anything odd or customers that need special treatments regarding the approach of the customer or if the customer gets extra items.

One after the other, I am processing my customers and get to visit all of the different construction sites which exists in and around Hamburg.

This is already one of my advantages, you support the clients with their projects, like renovating or dismantle their houses or whatever, to create something new. I like to be part of something, to help people accomplish their dreams.

Round about 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., I’m usually back at the company grounds to end my shift and not have to do any overtime. That is one of my disadvantages, when you have to work longer than usual, because your dispatcher said „I’ve got something around the corner“ and  you look at the instructions and you see that the client is not „around the corner“, but that does not happen every day.

Of course there are many more advantages and disadvantages in this job, like no annoying co-workers, because you are for yourself, or the low payment, but that depends on the company you’re driving for.

I like this apprenticeship and this job, it’s safe for the future, because we need truck drivers every day.

It’s up to you.

  • My job as a truck driver, by Onur

The job as a truck driver is full of advantages and also disadvantages. You have to drive a lot as a truck driver and you have a lot of clients in one day.

I would like to talk about the disadvantages first. The job starts very early, so you have to wake up at five o’clock. A problem is, that you get stuck in traffic a lot. Sometimes you lose a lot of time only for waiting. If you can’t deliver the goods in time the clients sometimes don‘t wait. In this situation you have to bring the goods back to the company and you have to try to deliver it again. In my opinion the job is also low paid, it‘s not easy to drive so much.

Now I want to tell you something about the advantages. One of the advantage is that the driver can have the break differently and on his own. Another advantage is that the driver has a lot of contact with different people and you see different cities and places. The driver comes home every evening and doesn‘t have to sleep in the truck or in a hostel.

All in all the job as a trucker is not for everyone. There are a lot of positive things about this job and also some negative things. I really like the job as a truck driver and would also recommend it. As a truck driver has to like to start the day very early, to drive a lot and to meet new people.

  • My apprenticeship as a professional driver, by Marcel Blum

Hello, my name is Marcel Blum, I am 24 years old. Since August 2021 I am in an apprenticeship as a professional driver at the company Buhck. Buhck is a company in the waste recovery.

My daily routine starts at 5 a.m. in the morning with the pre-departure check. I need 10 minutes for this. Then I sit with workmates in a round and drink a coffee for 30 minutes. At around 6 a.m. I start driving to the first customer. I transport containers to the customers and with garbage from the customer to our spoil dump and then drive back empty to the customer. That I do until around 4p.m. /5p.m.

I like the variety in my job. Not every customer is the same. I must look in the container, what garbage is in there, sometimes is other garbage in the container than the customer has declared. I like the driving, too, and the freedom on the street.  I think the best of this company is, every driver gets his/her own truck. I don’t like to pass back missions to the dispatcher. I hate this. I’m driving around 4 to 10 missions on one day, dependent on the distance between customers and spoil dump and the traffic in the town. I drive mostly in Hamburg and neighborhoods.

I am very happy with my choice, to do an apprenticeship as a professional driver and I can recommend this to everyone, who has desire to drive a truck and wants to sit every evening at home.

  • My apprenticeship as a professional driver; passenger transport, by Niclas Zuhmann

Hello and welcome to my job profile. Today I will tell you something about my apprenticeship, but for now I will start with introducing myself.

My name is Niclas Zuhmann but you can call me Nic. I am 23 years old and started my apprenticeship in May 2022. As you can see I am not as long in this class as other mates. This is because I wanted to start something new in my life.
Before the change I have done my apprenticeship as a Zookeeper and worked a year in this profession. The change came with the pandemic that hit this business sector in 2021/2022. I lost my workplace in the end of 2021 and then it was clear to me that I have to start something new in my life.
I believe that I found the right profession that I want to do the rest of my life. My employer is Globetrotter travel and tourism. It belongs to the Neubauer group that includes 4 whole companies. There is Neubauer travel, Vagabund, Globetrotter and Ski tours.
Globetrotter is the oldest company in the group but the newest in the alliance.

Now I start with telling you something about the work as a professional driver in the aspect of a bus driver.
As you can imagine a bus driver is a whole lot different than a trucker.
Of course the road belongs to both of them but the payload is much more valuable than food, a plane or some electric parts for the industry. I think we both know that they can move a few million euros in worth of payload but human lives cannot be valued. This is the most important thing that you have to think over and over again when you drive a bus with up to 100 people in the occasional traffic and up to 250 people in local transport.

I think the most negative part of driving in occasional traffic is getting up at different daytimes and working long shifts. Not long ago my day started at 4 a.m. and ended at 11 p.m..
In the beginning of the day I just take a shower and get myself ready.
As a bus driver you have to dress yourself quite well. I often wear a nice shirt with a necktie. Good jeans and a nice pair of shoes. I put a little bit of gel in my hair, shave my beard every day, put on a nice perfume and wear my best watch. A watch is also very important because you have to look at the time the whole day. It´s not a good idea to look it up on your smartphone because you’ve got a few people in the backseats that don’t want to see something like that.
After I finish myself I get to the bus at the bus depot. The first thing I have to do is a pre-departure check. After this is done I check up the tour I have to drive. I check which route I drive, where I take a stop to send all my travellers to the toilet, where I stop to cook and so on. It’s very stressful to do that because it depends on the road conditions and it changes every few minutes.


Ein Reisebus der Firma Globetrotter vor dem Eiffel-Turm in Paris
Foto: Niclas Zuhmann

I also have to check what I can and cannot do in other countries. It’s quite common in occasional traffic to drive to other countries. In my case I travel to countries like Italy, Greece, France, Great Britain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Spain. That are just a few countries we drive to. The whole day I have to concentrate myself on the road, the guests and everything else to end the tour successfully.
In the occasional traffic it is normal to cook coffee for the travellers, warm up something to eat (sausage, rice pudding), help the travellers to get in and out of the bus, carry the luggage of the guests…. you see it’s a very huge aspect to do good and the right service to be a good bus driver.

A very big advantage I have got instead of a normal trucker is that I’ve good a few “goodies”. My employer takes care of something like free meals and hotel rooms, so I don’t have to sleep in the bus or cook my own meals.
It is a very big time saver and quite nice because you know that you have a nice warm bed and a good supper after a 10 hour drive.

After every tour I drive back to our bus court. If you think this is the end I have to disappoint you. Now there is a part not every bus driver likes but is very important. Every traveller wants a clean seat, toilet and a good view out of the window. This means cleaning time!
The first thing I do is cleaning the passenger windows, my windscreen, put up the leg rests and put every seat in the neutral position. I tie together the curtains, close the air-conditioning vents and empty the seat-nets.
Now I can look up the toilet. For this I park the bus over a special drain for the dirty water. In the cockpit there is a button that opens a drain pipe. It smells very bad because in the water are a few things that don’t smell nice. It is one of the parts of cleaning the bus that scares many people. It is actually not that bad as you think. You just press a button, take a flush or two, open the drain again and that was it. After that I fill up the water tanks. One for drinking and one for the toilet. After that I clean the coffee machine and start to vacuum.
After a nice car wash I just do the last part. Now I just fill up the diesel and park the bus in a big hall.

Now I can relax. I end my day with complete my driving-commission. I just have to fill a list with the passenger count, timestamps and the driven kilometres.

This was my little insight in my job. I think it is a very nice profession to do. Maybe there are a few people that want to do the same I want to do. Just do an apprenticeship. WE WANT YOU!

  • Job profile, by Tom Schwabe

Hi, my name is Tom. In this article I write about my job as a truck driver. I`m currently 18 years old and just passed my truck driver license test about two weeks ago. I`ve been an apprentice for 1 year, but now that I passed my driver license test things can really get going.

Ein blau-gelber LKW der Firma Dachser
Foto: Tom Schwabe

I work for the international company Dachser which is located in nearly every country, but I`m usually stationed in Hamburg. There we drive food and other pallet goods around Hamburg.

Normally my day starts at 4:30am, I eat breakfast and after that I head to work. My tour starts at 6:00am, but before I start driving I have to load the truck by myself. After that I secure the goods, so nothing can break or fall down. Then I do a quick pre-departure check to make sure that the truck is roadworthy. Now I can finally start driving. Usually we have around 10-15 deliveries, when I finished the deliveries I drive back to Dachser or pick up other goods from other companies. Back at Dachser I unload the goods and do the paperwork. Most people think that being a truck driver is just driving, but that’s not true. We have to load and unload the truck, we do some paperwork and things like that. My work day ends between 3-4pm, so a normal day is 9 or 10 hours long, but besides I really like my job.

I see lots of new places and it`s never the same like yesterday. It`s also nice that you are most of the time on your own, there is no boss who tells you what to do, of course there is the dispatcher but that’s it. However there are a few things I don’t like. First that you have long days and that it`s not well payed, but that depends on the company.

In the end, I can only say that everyone who thinks about becoming a truck driver should give it a try, because you are your own boss and there is a lot to see on the road.

My day as a profesional driver trainee, by Darlyn

Hello, my name is Darlyn and I am 18 years old. I work at Stadtreinigung Hamburg and I am in the second year of my apprenticeship.

My company is responsible for cleaning Hamburg. We drive the big garbage trucks, the big and small sweepers and also big container trucks that every Hamburgian knows. My company is also responsible for incinerating the waste. After the garbage trucks have made their tour, they drive to the incineration plant, where the garbage is burned.

Auszubildende vor Fahrzeug der Stadtreinigung
Foto: Darlyn

But how looks my typical day? Let me tell you.

I work from Monday to Friday and every day I wake up at 4 a.m. and take the train around ten to six a.m.. I am in the company at about half past six and then I go into the changing room to get changed. When I am finished, I go to the workshop and meet my colleagues there. When we’re all done drinking coffee, we start to work at 7 a.m.. We get orders stating what needs to be repaired on which vehicles. I work at the workshop which is responsible for the sweepers and the sprinters and that’s why my day always looks very similar. I always work with two colleagues at the sprinters and most of the time we have to do maintenance. So I first look at the vehicle and see if it has any visible damage. If I find something, I have to write it down and give it to our workshop foreman so that he can order the missing parts. Visible damage is often broken door seals, broken backlight lenses or damage to the tire. We work through the list and do a test drive to see if everything is ok. If everything is good, we return the car and then we start the next job. We work until someone shouts the word “break”, then we leave everything and all sit down in our break corner. We have an official 45-minute break per day and a short coffee break between the two breaks. We don’t always have much to do and then the day can get really boring. When there is not much to do, we start cleaning our workshop, sweeping the floors, scrubbing the lifting platforms and picking up rags that are lying around the workshop. I get off at work at half past 2 p.m. and I am at home at quarter past 3 p.m.

I like my job and I appreciate the helpfulness of my colleagues. I also find the working hours good, because I still have time in the afternoon to do private things. Of course, there is also something that I don’t really like and that is the lack of variety in the workshop. I always do the same things and my day doesn’t often differ from the day before. There are days when I am motivated and enjoy going to work, but these days are becoming fewer and fewer.

All in all, I’m very happy to be able to do my dream job at Stadtreinigung Hamburg and I’m excited to see what else is in store for me.

  • The Daily Night of Felix

Hello my name is Felix, I turned 25 some while ago. I work for a medium sized fleet company. I may be just an apprentice but I already have to work like a full grown professional driver: same hours, responsibility and more, but much worse payment.

I don’t have a typical workday, I am swapping between day and nightshift from time to time so it’s not easy to say what would be typical. In the nightshift it usually starts by getting the keys out of the safe and picking up the papers about witch swap bodies we have to pick up. Then we walk to where our lorries are parked. Before we start the actual work we have to do the pre-check up to make sure the trucks don’t exhibit any major damages or need other important maintenance. If everything is alright and there is no repairing to be done we can start our search for the swap bodies. After we found them it’s time to pick them up on our trailer and the back of the truck which can be challenging especially if there are other impatient drivers and cause narrow spaces to navigate. When done I like to do a last little check to make sure everything is fit and tight, it’s a long tour and I don’t want to see my trailer pass me on the highway, most times I do this while my colleague picks up the rest of the documents we need for the night. The last thing to be done is getting the locks sealed, when done it’s time to hit the road. When driving a truck especially at night it’s always a good idea to pack some supplies like food, water and of course caffeine. In the nightshift we mostly use the oncoming traffic technique which means we meet with another driver in the middle of nowhere from another place and change our goods by taking the swap body from each other and get the loading list. When done, we fill our documents and head back to our premises. Last thing to be done when arriving at our company is leaving the goods in the right spot so it can be unloaded and sorted to the trucks that will deliver it later that day.

All in all I really like my apprenticeship so far. I like to be on the road all day and see different things day after day after day and it never got really boring, not for a single day since I started and isn’t that what makes a job to vocation. Of course there are some downsides of being a truck driver like the most often long working hours and harsh tone from other worker in the branch. but in the end the benefits overweigh the downsides and if you find a company that fits your needs it can be a work for a lifetime. Overall I would really recommend every young and ambitious to take a look the at the day of a professional driver. It may convince some to try an apprenticeship themselves.

  • My job profile, by Jannik

My name is Jannik Karsch and I work at Pape Logistics in Hollern-Twielenfleth near Stade.

My typical day starts at different times. Today at 7 a.m. When I come on my working place I go into my truck, I drive a MAN TGX 470. The first thing I do, I put my driver card into the tachograph, and I set it to working time. Then I start my truck check. I have to check the lights, the wheels and the load securing. After this, I talk with colleagues. At 7.30 a.m. I start my trip to DOW in Bomlitz, that is closer to Soltau. I drive to a big chemical park. When I arrive at my destination, I have to go to the truck registration. When I am finished there, I can drive to the loading place; there I drive to the ramp. Then the loading begins. Is this finished, I just have to put a locking bar behind the goods because my trailer is a box trailer.

After this I drive back to my working place, there my colleagues unload the truck. For this I have to drive onto a mobile ramp. When my colleagues are finished, I go to my dispatcher. Now I have to change my trailer, I have to take a curtainsider. After that I drive to Fibo in Lamstedt, my home village. There I load heavy big bags. When I’m finished, I drive again back to my company. There I unload the truck with a colleague.

After we finished that, I close my trailer and go again to my dispatcher. She says to me, my day is finished and I can drive home. I take out my driving card from the tachograph. After this I talk again with my colleagues. When we are finished, I drive home. I really like to drive with my truck and talk with my colleagues and working people at loading places. I don’t like to drive tours over 4-5 days. I have to do that in the third year of study and the short weekends.

And two more Job Profiles:



Previous Profiles

The Job Profile of André Schröter

My name is André. I’m 26 years old and I’m doing an apprenticeship at the company Dachser Food Logistics in Hamburg. I’m in the first year of my apprenticeship of truck driver. In the following text I would like to describe a typical working day with the advantages and disadvantages of my job.

My working day starts at 6am. First what we do is to go to our disposal office. They give us the shipping transfer notes for my journey. Then we start to organize our tour. We have to sort the recipients by ourselves. When we’re finished, we have to drive our truck to the loading dock. We can use our on-board pallet truck or the electric lifting cart to load our truck. We have to scan every pallet with our penkey, that’s a mobile barcode scan device with GPS, GPRS and WiFi. This is important for our next step. We have to go to the disposal office again to receive our delivery schedule. On the schedule we can find information of sender, receiver and the serial shipping container code of the pallet and the weight of every single pallet we scanned before.

Lkw Berufskraftfahrer
Foto von: André Schröter
We’re on tour 950 with a MAN juggernaut. Our delivery zone is Lübeck and the greater area. We have to drive to the receiving departments of goods. Not every department has a loading dock. For some of them, we need our hydraulic ramp. I prefer loading docks. At some departments, we need to wait between 10 to 30 minutes before we can start to unloaded the truck. I don’t like that. After we have unload the whole cargo of all recipients we call the disposal office. We receive a pick-up request in Lüdersdorf in North-West-Mecklenburg. But things are different there. We have to wait for 3 hours to pick up the good. That is not the regular case, but sometimes it is unpreventable. The pick-up request isn’t the same every day. This day we delivered our cargo too fast for this request. If possible I use this time for my hobby, the photography. This photo occurred during the wait at Lüdersdorf.

When we’re finished with loading the truck, we drive back to our home department. We drive to a free loading dock to unload the cargo. Unfortunately we aren’t finished yet. Now we have to go to the disposal office again to hand out our delivery notes and the delivery note of our pick up cargo. Now we’re almost done. We just need to clean our cargo bed and the driver cabin.

All in all, I really like my apprenticeship at Dachser. The apprenticeship is very exciting and varied. My trainer and all of my colleagues offer me a very pleasant environment.

The Job Profile of Timo Drews

My name is Timo, I am 26 years old and make an apprenticeship as a truck driver at Otto Dörner.

Berufskraftfahrerazubi Timo
Foto von: Timo Drews
My working day starts at 6am on the truck parking area. First of all I start my truck and put in my driver card. Then I go out and look around my truck for defects. It`s my job to take care of my truck. For these work I take at least 15 minutes. Now I go back in the truck and take a look at the tablet for new orders. Now I start to drive to our container place and take the empty one that I need. Then I drive to the customer. Arrived at the customer i drop the container . Last I get a signature from the customer on my tablet and drive to the next. Sometimes I drive to a customer with sand or other building materials and have to pitch it there. To the end of my working day I have to clean and refuel the truck.

This is only a short version of my day. I have many of variable tasks in my job. The positive side effect of the job is, that you are your own boss and you will see many beautiful places.

You`ve got also disadvantages in the job. For example you`ve got many traffic jam in the local traffic of Hamburg, you must be at the customer at a destined time.

I hope you enjoy.

The Job Profile of Lukas Glau

My name is Lukas and I’m 21 years old. I’m doing an apprenticeship as a truck driver and I’m working for Meta&Peter Beeken. In the following I would like to tell you something about my job and describe the advantages and disadvantages about it. 

Berufskraftfahrerazubi Lukas
Foto von: Lukas Glau

Usually, I get up about 5 am. I have a very short way to my company so I’m there between 5:30 and 5:45 am. Then I’m going to the restroom, where the other colleagues sit and have a little talk with them. At 6 o’clock everyone gets to know by the dispatcher where they have to go with their truck. In our company, we are carrying sea container from several container terminals in Northern Germany to our customers for import or the other way round for export. Often the terminals are very crowded and you have to wait very long until you get the container. Also you have to go to the customs office in some cases and this takes sometimes even longer. But almost everywhere there’s a little diner where you can get something to eat or drink. Another good thing is that we don’t have anything to do with loading or unloading the container. That part undertake the warehousemen of the customers. In this case we either wait until the loading or unloading process is finished or we’re detaching the chassis and drive to another customer where another container is ready for transport.

In the evening, we’re coming back to the company at about 4 pm or in rare cases sometimes at 7 or 8 pm. In my opinion, that’s very hard because every day you do some overtime, but that’s also a popular disadvantage in this job.

All in all, I like this job because I like driving with a big vehicle and getting to know nice places in the various cities I drive to.

When you want a job where you always have a chance to work in future then it’s a very good choice to make this apprenticeship.

The Job Profile of Zeno Wilken

Hi, my name is Zeno Wilken, I´m 17 years old and I´m working for the ´Heilmann AG´, one of the biggest logistic companies in the region of Uelzen. The ´Heilmann AG´ harvests and sells potatoes and onions.
Today I would like to tell you my typical working day at my company.

Gabelstapler in Aktion
Foto von Zeno Wilken

Firstly I get up at 6am and I make breakfast for myself, then I take ashower. After shower I go for a walk with my dog because my parents are already gone to work. After 30 min I arrive at home and I´m completely awake now. It’s already 7am and I go out to my motorcycle to control everything on it, then I´m driving to my work, it takes only 4 minutes to get there.

So, after I arrived I´m going to our ´classroom´. The first thing I do there is a coffee for my education manager. Now it´s 7:25am and my co-trainee comes in and we talk about what we are going to do this day. After another 10 minutes my education manager comes in and he tells us what we are going to do, normally my co-trainee learns for his driving license and I help my education manager (this word is too long 😉 in the following text I call him by his name: Mr. S.) with the office work. This takes time to our lunch break. In our break my co-trainee and I are going to Aldi (Aldi is just 20 meters from our company grounds) and buy some food for us, especially for Mr. S.

The lunchbreak is over at 1pm Mr. S. tells us that we have to help to load the trucks, we are going to Mr. M., he is the managing clerk. He tells us what we have to do for the next hours. We are occupied with our work for a long time…… now its 2pm and Mr. S. comes to get us in the ´classroom´. We sit in the lessons for the driving license. This takes 1,5 hours, after that, we talk about the day and Mr. S. asks us whether we have any questions or problems, normally we don’t have any problems ;). In the end I make coffee and we just talk a bit about everything, now it’s 4:15pm and we end our work day, I say goodbye and good evening to Mr.W. (my co-trainee) and Mr. S. I go home now.

So, that was my typical work day of course, not every day is like that.
All in all I can say that I really like my job but I think it lies to Mr. S. and Mr. W. that my job is so nice, and my colleagues are so nice too, if it weren’t so I think I wouldn’t have so much fun in my job and would not go to work with so much motivation every day. In my opinion the occupation in itself is great but it´s really low paid, nevertheless I would choose it again in my next life 😉

My text ends here thank you so much that you read it 🙂

The Job Profile of Robin Petersen

My name is Robin Petersen. I am 21 years old and come from Lüneburg. I want to describe my job as a trainee at Bockelmann-Holz GmbH. First to become a driver, you have to work at our own garage to learn more about the mechanics and engineers of trucks and then we can do the driver licence for trucks and trailers.

Lkw mit Auflieger für Baumstämme
Foto von Robin Petersen

Monday morning I start at 06.00 am. The disposition give me my task for the week and the truck-key which I am driving these days. Now I know what to do, so I will put my things in my vehicle. My company is engaged to transport wood from the forest to a big sawmill. My task is to drive to the forest and change the unloaded trailer to a loaded trailer. This one I will drive to the factory. Between driving time I always take the break with my other colleagues. That is the best time at day, because you are under people and not alone. Sometimes it is very boring because finally the radio is playing the same tracks again and again 😀

In the evening I stop at roundabout 05.00 pm. Now I am going to a shop or something else. It’s your free time so you can do what you want….

Berufliche Schule Fahrzeugtechnik