Mechatronics Technician Trainee – professionally integrated as a refugee - TÜV Rheinland

Mechatronics Technician Trainee – professionally integrated as a refugee

Mechatronics Technician Trainee – professionally integrated as a refugee

My name is Abdal Rahman Alawad, I am 25 years old and come from Syria. I studied environmental engineering in Syria for a year. I had a lot of fun studying. Due to the war I had to stop my studies. I arrived in Germany on April 9, 2015. I was a bit scared – new life and new country.

Language courses and internship at TÜV Rheinland

From January to October 2016 I attended an integration course, which I completed with language level B1. I met new and nice people there. I thought that was great. Then I acquired the language level B2 at the IHK in Cologne. From October 2017 to August 2018 I completed an entry qualification at Ford Werke GmbH. I got to know the basics of metal processing, such as sawing, filing and drilling. This experience helped me to learn the German language and gave me an insight into the dual training system in Germany.
I have a great interest in mechanics and electronics. The profession of mechatronics engineer covers both interests well. I am also challenged in this demanding profession. The IHK Foundation has proposed TÜV Rheinland to me. So, I applied for an internship. After I had passed the recruitment test, I was allowed to start my internship in August 2019. The 18 days in the training workshop helped me to gain insights into this profession. After that, my wish was clear: to become a mechatronics technician.

With support and motivation to the goal

Since September 3, 2018, I have been training as a mechatronics engineer at TÜV Rheinland. I like this combination because it also makes my training more varied. In addition, all my colleagues are nice and the working atmosphere is usually good. Of course, the atmosphere is tense at times. But you can talk to anyone. My trainer takes care of my exams in good time and is a good contact person for me. There’s always someone you can ask if you don’t know something or haven’t fully understood it yet. Here I learn a lot and we also help each other. Through my genuine interest, my colleagues also have the motivation to teach me something. This way, the training is a lot of fun and you learn the most. My goal: to become an engineer.

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


“ TÜV Rheinland ist für mich ein spannender und vielfältiger Arbeitgeber ”
“ ”
“ TÜV Rheinland ist für mich ein sehr interessanter, spannender und facettenreicher Arbeitgeber ”
“ TÜV Rheinland ist für mich eine tägliche Herausforderung an der ich nur wachsen kann. ”
“ TÜV Rheinland ist für mich mein persönlicher Einstieg in die Berufswelt nach dem Studium und ein Unternehmen über das man aufgrund seiner Größe, Komplexität und Vielseitigkeit nie auslernt. ”
“ To me, TUV Rheinland is the ultimate German company to work for. People are not politically correct, but they are technically correct (the best kind of correct); they come to work punctually, end meetings on the dot, and submit work on time; plus, people here have a healthy sense of humor. What else is there to ask for in a workplace? ”
“ TÜV Rheinland ist für mich ein interessanter Arbeitgeber. ”
“ TÜV Rheinland ist für mich eine Möglichkeit, etwas über die Berufswelt zu lernen. ”
“ TÜV Rheinland ist für mich ein Ort voller netter Kollegen. ”
“ To me, TUV Rheinland is a modern employer with various development opportunities. ”
  • Sara Cantero Herrer
  • Anna-Lena Pirsch
  • Laura Müller
  • Iris Seifert
  • Kevin Perz
  • Felix Surya
  • Franziska Weiser
  • Jessica Koslowski
  • Regine Gralla-Züge
  • Frederike Buhl
Sara Cantero Herrer
Auszubildende zur Kauffrau für Büromanagement
Anna-Lena Pirsch
Laura Müller
Mitarbeiterin im GHRPD (Globald HR Process Development)
Iris Seifert
Regionalbereichsassistenz und Weiterbildungsbeauftragte im Bereich Arbeitsmedizinische Dienste
Kevin Perz
Felix Surya
Assistant Marketing Manager (Singapore, Malaysia, Australia)
Franziska Weiser
Junior Consultant, Optimierung von Betrieb und Instandhaltung im Bereich Mobility - Rail
Jessica Koslowski
Auszubildende zur Kauffrau für Büromanagement
Regine Gralla-Züge
Leitung Marketing & Kommunikation im Bereich Arbeitsmedizinische Dienste
Frederike Buhl
HR Strategy Intern at TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd.

Follow us