One of the best ways to understand Voith is by meeting our people. Students, graduates and professionals from across the company talk about what they do and what it's like to work at Voith.
Meet students at Voith
As a student at Voith, you can write your final thesis, join us as a working student or enter a dual-study program.
Students share their story
Tell us about your job at Voith
My dual study in mechanical engineering gave me the chance to learn about Voith as a versatile family business, to explore very different aspects of it and to find my place. Six months ago, I joined Voith Paper as a technologist.Trouble-shooting paper machines gives me the opportunity to put my knowledge of theory into practice. Cultivating relationships with customers plays a key role in ensuring a high standard of quality in my work. At the same time, I’m the contact for all technology topics that touch on paper finishing. I also evaluate test data and do patent research.
What do you like best about your job?
As a technologist at Voith, I have a varied job in a challenging field. For me, the combination of theory and practice that comes with the job is wonderful in its variety and I enjoy the contact with our customers. I don’t shy away from responsibilities because they make my job especially exciting.
How do you contribute to Voith’s success?
As a technology supplier, it’s our job to put out new innovative products and use our comprehensive expertise in technology to make sure our customers are successful. As a section technologist, I contribute ideas to the development of successful strategies.
What do you do at Voith?
I started as a working student in the HR/Talent Acquisition department at Voith in March 2017. In addition to studying business administration at Kempten University, I work at Voith two days a week. My time here gives me a better understanding of the strategic scope of personnel marketing. A stint as a working student is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience during the semester.
What made you choose Voith?
My history with Voith stretches back to September 2012, when I started my commercial vocational training here. When I was assigned to operative HR at Voith headquarters as an HR Specialist that was even better, because that was precisely what I had always wanted.
What do you like best about Voith?
The opportunity to look at HR from another perspective is a great experience. I get a more in-depth insight into the professional world after my university studies, and I can explore what I’m good at and discover what I enjoy. I love being part of the exchange of experiences through interviews with apprentices, students and professionals and making new contacts.
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These graduates joined Voith as a direct appointment.
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Professionals share their story
Ahmed Arous was a participant in the Hydro Development Program (HDP). He has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and currently resides in Brossard, Canada. Ahmed shared his great impressions in this interview. HDP is an internal development program for young professionals, which have been working within Voith Hydro for at least 18 months and have been showing potential for a leadership position or expert career.
Please tell us something about your background
I moved from Tunisia to Montreal 12 years ago, where I finished my master’s degree in mechanical engineering. In 2011, I began working as a mechanical engineer for another company. Since 2014 I have been working as Site Quality Manager at Voith Hydro. Now I am part of the Voith Field Service department, which I joined in February 2019.
What were your Hydro Development Program assignments?
The assignments were very interesting. I was able to be part of a new department at Voith Hydro and that helped me to reach a new position. The first assignment was in Canada where I was able to train many people in our processes. The second one in Brazil helped me to gain valuable knowledge about manufacturing. And the third one in York gave me the opportunity to come into contact with people from higher management, something I still benefit from.
How do you see your future at Voith? Do you have any plans?
I see a bright future for me at Voith. Rotating through the departments was very interesting and I had the chance to learn a lot from the different disciplines. Someday I would like to be in a higher management position, like CEO.
What is your attitude to life? What drives you?
I am always ambitious, positive, happy and very energetic.
Anything to add?
Thank you to Voith for believing in me and offering me this opportunity to acquire invaluable knowledge and obtain a leadership position. I am now the manager of a Field Service team and am looking forward to my future career at Voith.
Tell us about yourself
I’m married with two kids and I work part-time. In my job, I prepare tax returns, support and accompany audits, and coordinate the annual financial statement.
What do you like about Voith?
The international character of Voith and the diversity of its people fascinate me, as do the international perspective and variety of activities and the friendly working environment.
Voith places great emphasis on employee friendliness and a good work-life balance. When I returned after my maternity leave, Voith made it possible for me to work part-time.
Can you tell us a little about your job?
As a commissioning engineer, you spend your life at construction sites. In my eight years on the job, I have put machines into service all over the world. I work in Asia a lot, especially in China South Korea and India. But there are also projects in Europe – in Sweden, Great Britain, Russia and the Czech Republic. For the customer, commissioning new machinery often represents an enormous leap of innovation – it’s not every day that an entire new facility is put into service. Commissioning on-site is a lot of work, but it’s stimulating and there is a lot of variety.
Why do you like about working for Voith Paper?
It fascinates me that these huge machines, in a highly complex process, produce something as delicate as paper! I’ve had the opportunity to gain a lot of experience in an extremely short period of time, and I was allowed to take on responsibility pretty early on.
What is your experience with team work?
Co-workers from very different departments and, frequently, different countries come together when we commission a medium-sized facility. At the last site I was working on, the team comprised people from eight nations that’s both interesting and challenging. It’s an ideal opportunity to grow your soft skills, your collaborative skills and build your problem-solving expertise. After all, in commissioning everything has to be a perfect fit, down to the last screw. And each and everyone has the responsibility to contribute.