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28Th June 2019

Trainees at work: Onboarding process to our Trainee Programme

Are you interested in Trainee Programme and still don´t know what projects and activities it offers? Here is one of them – Team Projects run by Trainees themselves. According to their preferences, they choose between these four projects – Onboarding, HR Marketing, Networking and CSR.

Let's talk about the Onboarding project team. As a current Project leader, me Pavlína Vágnerová, I would like to tell you more about our project and team.

The first days of the Trainee journey can be hard, as it, for sure, marks the beginning of a new stage of your life: that’s why the Onboarding team is here and will help you out to have a great start in ŠKODA AUTO.

How can we make you feel more comfortable?

At the beginning, before you join us, we organize Pub before AC. Afterwards, if you successfully pass the assessment centre, we match you with a Buddy for your upcoming questions. When you sign the necessary documents, we invite you to the Welcome party to get to know all of your future friends.

Then it continues with the Plant Tour, to show you a big picture of the company and its departments. The next phase is Teambuilding, which takes place in a nice cottage in the Jizera Mountains. There we can make connections not only for the work-life, but also from the personal point of view. Last but not least, there is an updating of FAQ. This is a little Bible of the adaptation to Trainee Programme, where, for example, foreigners can find some tips about all the procedures, which they need to do in the Czech Republic and much more.

To be honest, all the activities are very interesting and it is hard to choose just one to explain. However, I think that it is good to show you how these 3 days of the Plant Tour look like. During our plant tour, Trainees can learn the whole process from technical development of the car up to sales within three days. During the first day, we prepare the presentations from the assistants of members of board of all departments for you. Thanks to that, you can get the overview of different departments. The second part of the day, you will visit Technical development, see specific testing and how they work in Česana in practice. Next day we start in Press shop, than Body shop and before lunch, you can see how the car bodies are painted in Paint shop. In the second part of the day, you will find out why Foundry and Forge are important to have. Last day you will see the energy flow from the ŠkoEnergo and you can jump to the Museum to see the history of ŠKODA AUTO.

First days as a Trainee after the onboarding activities, we are ready for the afternoon activities – Trainee afternoon. Why is that? It is simple – we can arrange BBQ, bowling, sport activities (volleyball, squash, football, etc.) and just meet together, talk and share our experiences. For example, our last Trainee afternoon we joined the Majáles festival, we had there an Archery tournament and after that we went to play Bowling. Next day on Saturday, we had a hiking trip to Czech paradise to see Drábské světničky, Valečov and a view from Krásná vyhlídka.

The main purpose of the Onboarding Team is both working and having fun. So if you want to improve your soft skills such as presenting, event and time management, as well as communicating skills and have fun doing it at the same time, you are absolutely welcome to our team. We are full of energy, friendly and open-minded people, who love to meet new folks, enjoy organizing trips, Trainee afternoons and simply just spend time together. All of us are glad to be part of this community and share our work and free time together.

Pavlína Vágnerová, Trainee

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