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Berlin, 19.09.2019

Deutsche Wohnen’s trainees showed the guests how to successfully navigate their first steps in the world of work. Over the course of the workshop, they acted as mentors to the Füchse youth players. The apprentices provided the young handball players with advice and support and guided them through the workshop.

In the practical part of the workshop, the trainees took the Füchse youth players through a variety of topics which are key to starting out in a career: figuring out what they want from their careers, learning how to draw up an application and how to conduct an interview professionally. A role-playing exercise helped the Füchse youth players to experience an authentic job interview scenario.

In the afternoon, the young handball players and their trainee mentors visited a letting office in the Berlin district of Britz. There, they had the chance to visit the famous Horseshoe Estate – one of the six Estates of Berlin Modernism and a UNESCO World Heritage site – as well as the exhibition at the information station.

‘Days like these are a real boon for our trainees,’ said Stephanie Krumnow, Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development at Deutsche Wohnen. ‘In their role as mentors, they learn how to pass on their own knowledge and take responsibility, as well as to develop important presentation and rhetorical skills.’

Volker Zerbe, Sports Coordinator at Füchse Berlin, was also delighted with the successful partnership: ‘A huge thanks to Deutsche Wohnen, who are always by our club’s side – not just as a partner but also as a source of support for our young people. Today, thanks to our collaboration, the Füchse youth players have once again had the opportunity to gain important insights into the world of work.’