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Life in BWOC through the eyes of our latest trainee

Posted on the 19th Jun 2014 in the category Events

Anna Lena Grossmann is BWOC's latest trainee from Marquard & Bahls in Germany.

Here, she expresses how she came to be working in BWOC and her thoughts on the future.


'Meeting new people, exploring different cultures and challenging myself to take a path not taken before has always been my way of searching for new goals.

I knew that participating in a dual study programme right after completing my A-levels would involve serious commitment and represent a great challenge.


My dual study programme consists of working for Marquard & Bahls and studying Business at the Nordakademie in Germany.

Working for Marquard & Bahls requires a great amount of flexibility, since dual students reguarly change workplaces between the various subsidiary companies.


I was plunged in at the deep end on multiple occasions when entering a new department within the company, from becoming acquainted with a new work environment, to using special software or learning about new products.


Going on a work placement abroad to BWOC Ltd in the UK represented a significant new challenge for me, but my colleagues at BWOC were a very supportive team.

I was welcomed with open arms and special emphasize was put on integrating my role into the team quickly.


Currently, I am involved in a project dealing with the management of our new NOW! brand, and I am finding it very interesting to put marketing theories which I studied in University into practice.

Working with fresh, new branding and being involved with the positive developments of this gives me a great sense of achievement.


Outside work, I enjoy the outdoor activities that the South West has to offer. I spend most of my weekends hiking and camping in Wales or the South Coast. In the Summer I am looking forward to going surfing in Cornwall and attending festivals all across England.


I am very grateful for the opportunities and chances that I have been given along the way, and being in the final stage of my studies, I can say that choosing to work for Marquard & Bahls together with BWOC not only offers excellent prospects within the company for the future, but has also shaped the person I am at present.' 


We hope that Anna enjoys working with us at BWOC, and wish her the very best for her future within the group.




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