Our current scholarship holders report

Melvin Gödecke – Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

Industrial Engineering
and Mechanical
Engineering
Bachelor studies

How did I find out about the BUTTING study support programme?
Through my training at BUTTING and my planned course of studies that was already known, people kept reminding me about the study support programme. A colleague got me to apply.

I can recommend the BUTTING study support programme because ...
... as a former employee you remain connected to the company. Contact is not broken off and you stay up to date. In addition, the different offers of support (e.g. for a university semester abroad) are well worth considering.

The best thing about the BUTTING study support programme is ...
... of course, besides the financial support, the network meetings. Various workshops are provided, which can help you in your studies and in your later professional life. In addition, you stay in contact with the other grant holders and the company. As an example, another grant holder managed to explain something to me that I hadn't understood for a whole semester.

Steffen Berbig – Electrical Power Engineering and Renewable Energy

Steffen Berbig
Electrical Power
Engineering and
Renewable Energy
Bachelor studies

How did I find out about the BUTTING study support programme?
My main focus was on studying after my training period. Because I was so close to BUTTING and my training period had been such a good experience, I applied for a study grant.

I can recommend the BUTTING study support programme because ...
... the closeness to the company remains, thanks to the regular network meetings and in the process, various speakers from the company provide you with a very good insight into other areas at BUTTING. 

The best thing about the BUTTING study support programme is ...
... the network meetings, in my opinion, where cross-curricular skills are expanded and promoted. I get in touch with other grant holders and can exchange ideas about study content or possible problems.

Torben Elsner – Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

Torben Elsner
Industrial Engineering
and Mechanical
Engineering
Bachelor studies

How did I find out about the BUTTING study support programme?
I became aware of the BUTTING study programme on the first day of the team week (the introductory event at the beginning of training). After the briefing with the responsible study supervisors I decided to apply directly for a place.

I can recommend the BUTTING study support programme because ...
... by taking part in the support programme, contact with the company is maintained.    

The best thing about the BUTTING study support programme is ...
... the regular network meetings where different offers are made to improve my qualifications.

Timon Hallmann – Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

Timon Hallmann
Industrial and
Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor studies

How did I find out about the BUTTING study support programme?
Already in the team week, at the beginning of my training as an industrial clerk at BUTTING, I became aware of the study support programme. Since I've always wanted to study, I was very happy that BUTTING supported me in this way. After a briefing with the study support staff I decided to apply for a place on the study support programme.

I can recommend the BUTTING study support programme because ...
... you never lose contact with the company. Thanks to study counselling and a personal mentor, I always have contacts who support me during my studies. In addition, BUTTING offers the opportunity to work as a student trainee during the semester holidays or to do internships.

The best thing about the BUTTING study support programme is ...
... definitely the network meetings! In these, the students can exchange ideas and share experiences. There are also talks on current topics at BUTTING and workshops that promote interdisciplinary skills.

Malcolm Kleedehn – Electrical and Information Technology

Malcolm Kleedehn
Electrical and
Information Technology
Bachelor studies

How did I find out about the BUTTING study support programme?
I became aware of the BUTTING study support programme through discussions with other grant holders.  Since it was clear that I was going to study after my training, I came up with the idea to apply for the study support programme.

I can recommend the BUTTING study support programme because ...
...contact with BUTTING is continuously maintained – through a personal specialist mentor in the company and the opportunity to work for BUTTING as a student trainee during the semester breaks. In addition, there are regular semester talks in which the previous semester is followed up together.

The best thing about the BUTTING study support programme is ...
... especially the regular network meetings where you can exchange ideas with other grant holders and get insights into other topic areas through various talks. Of course, financial support is also a great benefit.

Tobias Tretschok – Materials Science and Technology

Tobias Tretschok
Materials Science
and Technology
Bachelor studies

 

 

How did I find out about the BUTTING study support programme?
After gaining my university entrance qualification, I trained as a materials tester for metal technology at BUTTING. During my apprenticeship, I already decided to study afterwards. My instructor at BUTTING supported me on this and following his advice, I applied to BUTTING to join the study support programme.

I can recommend the BUTTING study support programme because ...
... through the BUTTING study support programme, I will be able to receive competent advice throughout my studies. For decisions such as compulsory elective subjects or exam preparation, I have always been able to benefit from the tips and experiences of the study supervisor and my specialist mentor. In addition, there is much more time to study if you do not have to work on the side.

The best thing about the BUTTING study support programme is ...
The best thing of all are the regular network meetings, that is, the days when the students from the study support programme get together and exchange ideas. In addition to the insight that I get into the others' studies and everyday university life, there are a number of talks and workshops. For example, I've learned time management techniques. Such a day at Knesebeck Castle always benefits everyone.


Our former scholarship holders report

Tim Brandes – Computer Science

Tim Brandes
Computer Science
Bachelor of Science

 

 

 

After my studies, I am now employed at H. Butting GmbH & Co KG in ...
... the in-house IT department in the area of ​​SAP Basis & Development.

My tasks are …
... in addition to the development and adaptation of existing SAP applications, especially in the warehouse/shipping area, above all the interface programming for the planned forklift control system. In the near future, I will also oversee archiving from the SAP system.

I can apply/contribute the following contents/focus areas of my studies in my field of application ...
... Knowledge of project management, information on databases & data structures, general programming guidelines & conventions as well as the right research, working in a team and giving talks.

I can recommend the BUTTING study support programme because ...
... it provides everyone with a good opportunity to take even theoretical courses like mine in a way that is always related to practical needs. Thanks to the mentoring and study supervision, contact with the company is maintained.
The study grant is also a great relief since it provides financial support, which gives a certain basic security in terms of financial planning, so that you can concentrate on your studies without many worries.
The network meetings with all grant holders have always been personally and professionally enriching. The network also helps me in my current work environment.

Simon Dörheide – Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

Simon Dörheide
Industrial and
Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering

 

 

After my studies, I am now employed at H. Butting GmbH & Co KG in the ...
... QS (Acceptance II) area

My tasks are ...
... the review of offers for compliance with standards and compliance with special customer requirements, continuing quality support for projects (preparation of requirements, monitoring of compliance with standard requirements, supervision of inspectors, etc.), the processing of customer orders for production release and the production of acceptance certificates.

I can apply/contribute the following contents/focus areas of my studies in my area of work ...
General technical understanding as well as independent work in initially unknown subject areas, team work as well as the assumption of responsibility for "my" tasks.

I can recommend the BUTTING study support programme because ...
... during the semester break, you can gain insight into different areas of the company throughout your studies and earn money as a student trainee, and the network meetings ensure that the grant holders keep in touch with each other all the time. In addition, the financial support from the grant is very helpful. I also like the opportunity to write my thesis in the company.

Thorben Jakob – Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

Thorben Jakob
Industrial and
Mechanical Engineering
Master of Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After my studies, I am now employed at H. Butting GmbH & Co KG in the ...
... Production area – to be precise, in planning deadlines and capacity. In addition, I work on the optimization of production processes.

My tasks are …
... the planning and control of production areas as well as working with a planning tool, with the help of which simulations and analyses are carried out in order to plan production orders optimally. This includes capacity monitoring and capacity maintenance. Bottlenecks must be identified and measures taken to enable a continuous material flow. In addition, my task is to counteract problems in various production areas through "lean management" approaches.

I can apply/contribute the following contents/focus areas of my studies in my field of application ...
... My bachelor's degree has focused on technical sales. Here, the basics of manufacturing processes – from an economic and technical perspective – as well as the basis for understanding corporate processes were laid. In the Master's programme, the technical specialisation was in "Production and Systems Engineering" and the economic specialisations focused on "Organisation and Leadership" and "Production and Logistics". In particular, the understanding and the possible optimisation of production processes help all components of my studies. In my current job, the process view as well as process/manufacturing understanding and the coordination of interface areas are of particular importance.

I can recommend the BUTTING study support programme because ...
... of the closeness to the company through regular network meetings and talks on a variety of topics from different divisions continues. In addition, you not only expand your knowledge of BUTTING-specific topics, but also gain valuable insights that are useful for better mastering studies (for example, talks/seminars on time management). In addition, the exchange of ideas with the other grant holders is always a good thing.

Financial support makes it far easier to concentrate on your studies. I consider it is splendid that – despite the financial support from BUTTING – we are free to write our project essays and theses on other companies. Even during a semester abroad, the support of BUTTING remains, although this would exceed the prescribed standard period of study. The semester talks, which are not only about performance records but also about personal and "human" topics, round off the study support programme.

Eike Lange – Business Administration

Eike Lange
Business Administration
Bachelor of Science

 

 

 

 

 

After my studies, I am now employed at H. Butting GmbH & Co KG in the ...
... Maintenance in Materials Management area.

My tasks are …
... as a group leader, the ordering, storage and provision of spare parts, auxiliary and operating materials as well as machines and machine components. In addition to this day-to-day business, another area of ​​responsibility is the permanent optimisation of inventories and processes in the field of materials management. Above all, the interaction with various interfaces, such as the purchasing department, plays an important role.

I can apply/contribute the following contents/focus areas of my studies in my field of application ...
In everyday work, the contents from my main subject of logistics are used. Thus, a great deal of content from the areas of procurement logistics, production logistics and operations management can be found again. For my job as a team leader, however, the contents from the field of business psychology, such as work and organisational psychology, are very helpful.

I can recommend the BUTTING study support programme because ...
... you have the opportunity to keep in close contact with the company during your studies and thus with your future workplace. Especially during the semester breaks period, as a student trainee, you can gain additional practical experience that complements the theoretical knowledge from the university with important practical experience.

The network meetings are a very interesting addition to the contents of the study. They offer the opportunity to exchange ideas with other grant holders from the  BUTTING study support programme and to build networks for your later professional life.

Nils Niebuhr – International Sales and Purchasing Engineering

Nils Niebuhr
International Sales and
Purchasing Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering

 

 

 

 

After my studies, I am now employed at H. Butting GmbH & Co KG in the ...
... "Line pipes & clad pipes" sales department.

My tasks are ...
... largely, the preparation of detailed technical and commercial offers, which we develop for the tendered projects of our customers (oil companies and EPCI companies). Internal communication with interfaces of all kinds plays an important role here, as does communication with customers before, during and after tender preparation.

I can apply/contribute the following contents/focus areas of my studies in my area of work ...
In general, I can say that content is found in almost every area of ​​study in everyday working life. The most important content comes from the following lectures: Project Management/Technical Sales and Sales Strategies/Materials Science/ Technology/English & Intercultural Competence.

I can recommend the BUTTING study support programme because ...
... closeness to the company during my studies is important to me. The fact that in the best case there can be a constant switch between professional activity and studies, means that you never lose the connection to the company and the world of work and collect additional professional experiences parallel to your studies.
Furthermore, you can concentrate fully on your studies during the semester, as you can always work in the company during semester breaks. Since this activity can vary, the individual's wealth of experience is at the same time broader, as certain processes can be viewed and understood from a different point of view.
In addition, it was very important to me personally to be able to secure independent financial support during my studies, which was also provided by the financial support and the various deployments at BUTTING.

Henner Thiele – Industrial Engineering Production and Systems Technology

Henner Thiele
Industrial Engineering Production
and Systems Technology
Master of Science

 

 

 

 

 

After my studies, I am now employed at H. Butting GmbH & Co KG in the ...
... strategic project management area.

My tasks are ...
... to support the "reorientation of steel coil production" and drive forward optimisations in sample preparation. I conduct process analyses, develop process optimisation measures with various specialist departments and initiate these measures.

I can apply/contribute the following contents/focus areas of my studies in my field of application ...
Due to technical focuses in welding and production technology as well as economic priorities in controlling, production and logistics, it is easy for me to develop a comprehensive view of the complex processes of both projects. This broad foundation of basic knowledge provides a solid basis for absorbing and classifying the immense input of BUTTING know-how.
Most important, however, is the structured way of working, which you already learn in project work during studies and which does not differ significantly from the way in which company projects work.

I can recommend the BUTTING study support programme because ...
... closeness to the company during my studies was particularly important to me. Not only has this made it possible to find internships faster than many of my fellow students, but also – and this is even more important – to make the subsequent transition into work for the company particularly easy. In addition, of course, the financial relief was a great help during my studies. I did not have to take on any student assistant jobs or other extra work, so I could concentrate fully on my studies. Last but not least, the network meetings, which promote exchanges with other grant holders and provide talks on many interesting topics from a wide range of company departments, are another big plus point of the student grant programme.



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