The job as an IT specialist for system integration is very versatile and future-proof – and just right for a technology and computer enthusiast like me! I am doing my apprenticeship at the system house NOWIS in Oldenburg. My activities include the networking of our customers’ offices, customer support and the area of IT security.
In addition, I have already managed servers and set up and commissioned many new computers. I work mostly in the office in a very nice and humorous team, where we plan and administrate the network structures of the customers together.
Sometimes I work on site at customers’ premises or in our data center to commission new equipment. In summer I will finish my apprenticeship and will work as a network administrator at NOWIS. I am thus specializing in network technology and taking on more responsibility.
Marcel Behnke, is training to become an IT specialist for systems integration
IT specialist at Bay. Red Cross
“After school, I completed a year as a volunteer with the Bavarian Red Cross Blood Donor Service as part of my career orientation. This is how I found the profession of an IT specialist for system integration. As I have always been a technology enthusiast and interested in PCs, I finally decided to start training as an IT specialist. The administration and maintenance of IT systems, the networking of hardware and software components and the support of users belong to the tasks as well as the implementation of IT projects, so that it is never boring.
During the apprenticeship, you learn the basics in many IT areas. Afterwards, you can work as a system administrator, for example. Due to the constant further development and the ongoing technologization, my profession is future-proof and there are always new and exciting things to discover.”
Dominik Weikert turned his hobby into a profession
IT specialist at Mediengruppe Oberfranken
“Almost three years ago, I started my training as an IT specialist for system integration at Mediengruppe Oberfranken. This training lays the foundations for a future career in the IT world. There are many directions you can take later – from first-level support employee to network technician or system administrator to software developer.
During the apprenticeship you get to know all these areas. This is also reflected in the written final exam, which I recently passed. I’m currently preparing for the practical part of the exam, which will allow me to successfully complete my training.”
Tobias Voll, apprentice at the Media Group Upper Franconia
IT specialist at itecPlus GmbH
“Even as a child, I often watched my father setting up networks or repairing PCs, and at some point I tried my hand at it myself.
I got my first computer when I was ten years old, and information technology was one of my favorite subjects at school. Training as an IT specialist in systems integration is therefore a perfect fit for me.
As an apprentice, I work in all of the company’s IT departments, such as workstation and network technology or telecommunications, and am also involved in company-wide projects. I thought it was great that I could even do a basic electrical course at N-ERGIE.”
Tim Lowig is a first-year apprentice at itecPlus GmbH, a subsidiary of N-ERGIE Aktiengesellschaft
IT specialist at Computacenter
“The training as an IT specialist for systems integration provides practical knowledge about the planning, installation, configuration and administration of IT infrastructures such as networks, data centers and IT workstations. I decided not to go to university because after 13 years of school I wanted to stand on my own two feet as quickly as possible and be financially independent.
Training in the IT sector is ideal for this, because it offers me the best opportunities for the future, even without studying. That’s because there are so many opportunities to develop and specialize. Computacenter is an attractive training company and I liked it from the very first moment. There are still lots of new things for me to discover and learn here – and I’m looking forward to it.”
Fabian Seel takes care of system integration at IT service provider Computacenter
IT specialist at MT AG
“The training as an IT specialist in system integration involves, among other things, the administration, integration and maintenance of various systems. Since I spend a lot of my free time working with server systems, I decided to train in this field.
What could be better than turning your hobby into a career??! I was already given an insight into the company during the first job interview through a company tour. All my colleagues actively support me during my training. Time is taken to answer my questions. It’s a great feeling to be able to work independently and still know that you always have someone to talk to.”
Martin Albus turned his hobby into a profession!
IT specialist at E.ON IS GmbH
Why did you decide to do an apprenticeship and not to go to university??
Since I had already completed an internship, I wanted to go straight into the professional world and not do another three to five years of theory-heavy computer science studies beforehand.
What is special about your training?
In the IT sector and especially at E.ON IS are all very friendly and helpful. The colleagues are young, the tone is collegial and relaxed. In general, everything is very employee oriented. The fact that E.ON IS is an international company, so the training is diverse and varied. You can also apply for an assignment abroad as an apprentice, for example. But the most important thing for me is that we already had to take on responsibility during our training. You are taken seriously and included ‘at eye level’ in the areas of responsibility.
You get a good overview during your apprenticeship and can then specialize in the field that suits you best after you take over the job.
Your tip for other high school graduates? I would always choose the apprenticeship route again, because it makes you more independent and gives you a chance to get to know the day-to-day work. That’s why my tip is to look for an apprenticeship that you enjoy. One where you can get up in the morning and look forward to experiencing something new again. The thought: ‘Why not turn your hobby into a profession?!You should never completely block out ‘anger and frustration’, because I have actually been able to turn this into reality.
Philipp Poppe, IT specialist at E.ON IS GmbH
IT specialist at Cenit
“The tasks in my department at Cenit include customer support in terms of CATIA infrastructure, network infrastructure, data backup as well as Windows operation support. During the entire training period, colleagues are available to answer any questions you may have and you are quickly assigned challenging tasks.
Due to the trust placed in me and the familiar relationship with my colleagues, working in the department is a lot of fun and you learn a lot in dealing with customers. In the well-equipped IT school in Stuttgart, I can expand and consolidate my knowledge in programming and network infrastructure. Overall, I am very satisfied with my training and would definitely recommend Cenit to others.”
When the computer goes on strike, Denis Szczesniak knows a way out