thyssenkrupp apprentice Thomas Bevs: „Digital and international connectivity are important to me!”

thyssenkrupp seemed to be a constant companion in his life – Thomas Bevs lived in Essen for several years, before he completed a three weeks internship as a mechatronic engineer in Dortmund. The hobby tinkerer was instantly enthusiastic about the job, the apprenticeship offer from our site in Münsterland convinced him completely to start his apprenticeship at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions. In his free time, he always enjoyed working on objects, which is why he decided to turn his hobby into his job.

Thomas Bevs enjoys taking on new challenges. He likes to think back to a special event in his current year of apprenticeship: One week after his vacation, he received the task to develop a sequence program for a primary crusher plant. The huge responsibility and strict deadlines were a very demanding task which he mastered with success. He also really enjoyed the assemblage trip which he was offered to accompany.

The apprenticeship alone was not enough for Thomas Bevs. After an offer of the IHK Münster, he decided to join the additional qualification “Digital production processes”.

I see the future of the industry in digitization and would like to pay particular attention to topics such as IT security and the networking of plants.

Thomas Bevs, apprentice thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG, BU Cement Technologies

His great work is additionally influenced by another characteristic: Thomas Bevs is deaf and communicates with the help of a cochlea implant. Through that, he manages to complete his daily tasks nearly without any problems. His work at loud construction sites is of course influenced by some communication problems, but Thomas Bevs reports that his colleagues always showed considerations for his special needs.

His journey does not end after his additional qualification. He currently completes an internship in Salerno, Italy. He enjoys living and working in a country with a foreign language, and getting to know the landscapes and culture from a non-touristic point of view. The Italian work culture differs a lot from the German culture, which he can observe in his daily work.

The bottom line: Thomas Bevs sees his future at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions. With his knowledge and enthusiasm for technology, he wants to contribute to the future of the company and the whole industry. After his apprenticeship, he plans to complete a dual curriculum in engineering, which will take his future plans to the next step.