Project management for trainees
Working in projects and cross-departmental teams is becoming more and more important in our company. Therefore, self-organisation, team skills, time management, but also the use of tools from the “Modern Workplace” are helpful to achieve project success.
Within the framework of “Schmersal tinkers”, trainees and students may learn and develop project management skills not only theoretically, but also by means of a real project. Based on our sixth core value, the intention of ‘Schmersal tinkers’ is to challenge and encourage young people to strive for excellence and be solution oriented by enabling them to take ownership for their own tasks.
But not only is “Schmersal tinkers” closely related to our core values, the first project which started within this program last year is as well. For the first “Schmersal tinkers” project team the practical project scope includes the conception, development, production, and organisation of the distribution of a cover for Schmersal’s business mobile phones.
Like any other new product, our mobile phone covers must meet many requirements: Special attention has to be paid for instance to internal production, costs and – referring to our core value number 5 – also to the sustainability of the product. And, since the new phone covers will protect our business mobile phones, the project also perfectly fits to our first core value “To have safety as our #1 priority”.