2017

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Board of Management Presentation

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Tags: Events, Careers, TraineeCommunity
In the 15-month ZF Global Trainee Program, participants will become acquainted with work at ZF, rise to the challenges of a daily work routine, apply the knowledge gained during studies to successfully complete international projects and start a promising career at a highly-innovative automotive company.
ZF Trainees, February 27, 2017
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ZF Trainees are a group of young people taking part in the ZF Global Trainee Program. In the #traineeblog they give insights about the life as a ZF Trainee.
Ciao everyone! Today I’m glad to share with you one of the top peaks of my first 4 months as ZF trainee: the BoM presentation. This is a unique opportunity that ZF offers his trainees: holding a presentation in front of the members of the Board of Management. This yearly event involves both the outcoming and the incoming trainee group. As new trainees we are required to present our trainee batch and our assigned group projects to the Board of Management.

As soon as I got this task, I was enthusiastic about the new opportunity! As a fresh employee I will be able to talk in front of my CEO presenting him what’s special about the group of 20 friends I made since the beginning of October.
After this initial enthusiasm, very intense working days came! Thanks God I was not alone but I had the support of the other Andrea in the Trainee group (Andrea is such a nice name that can work for both!) and other two fellow trainees.
The idea we proposed our coordinator was to present ourselves using the 5 Goals of the ZF2025 Strategy (more info here) as the common thread to present our diverse trainee group in 15 minutes. But beyond just doing a boring presentation, we decided to make this humoristic. That’s why each one of us provided a funny picture of themselves to play with the topic they were introduced with.
As an electrical engineer I would like to contribute to ZF strategically important product lines like E-Mobility for passengers’ cars, trucks and buses of the future! Then I played with the fact that my passion for engineering might lead to peculiar similarities in the future (see photo).

The day of the presentation was a VERY long one: touching up the presentation, then reharsing, refininig what we were saying and all the rest, but the result was appreciated! I think this kind of opportunities makes us feel special within ZF! We are all very much looking forward to next year’s event!