Our colleague Anne has already been associated with Mankiewicz for over a decade: in 2009, she started her training as a paint laboratory technician with us and, after studying in the meantime, is now successfully working in the industrial laboratory.
"A good acquaintance told me about the training as a paint lab technician and about the Mankiewicz company. It all sounded very exciting, because chemistry has always interested me. So I applied for a three-day internship at Mankiewicz and was able to get to know the apprenticeship directly on site. That's how it all started and I moved from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to Hamburg, where I still feel very much at home today.
What I find great about the apprenticeship? In the end, you always have something tangible and something you've worked out yourself. I don't like doing only desk work, the job as a coatings lab technician is very practical: producing coatings, applying them to substrates, testing and evaluating them. It's not boring, either, because the customers' requirements are very different and you always have to think in new ways. This is especially true in the industrial sector, where I mainly worked during and after my training - the coatings used here have to withstand extreme demands, and innovative solutions are needed.