This years igus annual summer intern, Tobias Feth, came over from Germany to the igus UK with the intention of finding out more about the automotive industry alongside, of course, improving his English.
Tobias, 22, previously worked at an automotive dealership as their intern for 3 years, gaining experience within administration, customer service, marketing and warehouse operations. With his passion to succeed within the automotive industry increasing, he applied to igus for an internship.
Of particular interest to Tobias were the visits made to two prestigious UK automotive companies, with our Automotive Project Manager, Mr Dave Spence.
The first, was a manufacturer of braking systems where the manufacture and logistics of this industry was shown in all it’s complexity. The second stop of the day was to a prestigious factory of a luxury car manufacturer. After the initial security checks, access was allowed to the production and development areas where the future of manufacture and design is applied. Many igus products are used within the prototypes for this manufacturer’s new release.
Whilst working at igus UK, Tobias was subject to the ‘One team, one igus’ mantra being included and welcomed into igus which included many social events. In terms of work, his experiences have not only made it clearer in his own mind that he wants to pursue a career in the automotive industry, his skill set for organisation and working towards deadlines has improved.
After completing his internship, Tobias spent a few days in London before travelling back to Germany, looking forward to study economic automotive business at a private University near Kassel.