An interview with Minh Tuan Nguyen

"I just enjoy it"

Minh Tuan Nguyen, one of us, shows, what goes.

Tuan, You came to Germany at a young age, without much language skills, I suppose. No easy time probably…

Tuan Not so dramatic, what it sounds like. You already get by like this and „feel“ your way through the language, which is not entirely uncomplicated. But, You´re right: It´s not easy. Those who have been through it at least know they can push through.

After school then into the „apprenticeship“ at BVV…

Tuan Yes, from 2008 to 2011, I was able to complete a through training program as a cutting machine operator at BVV. During this time, I also studied for my vocational baccalaureate and then passed the final exam in June 2011.

On the side, so to speak? Respect! Not everyone can do that either. Where was the free time then?

Tuan You have to approach the whole thing rationally, waste no time and stay consistent. Then it works out somehow I don´t think I missed anything significant – I was, if you like, also a normal teenager.

You´ll stay with BVV after training…

Tuan Yes, I was able to get a lot of experience between 2011 and 2020 as a CNC programmer in the work preparation department. I actually programmed all the people and equipment from wheel to shaft production and created work plans. Well, I think I know a bit about the BVV. Oh, and I was also a presenter for setup workshops, that’ s a fun thing to do.

You continued at this pace: you studied – again “on the side”…

Tuan That´s right. From 2014 to 2018, I completed a mechanical engineering degree part-time….

… and again not missed by life, I suppose… This is, I say so „all sorts of“ and has my full admiration. There’s obviously a lot of passion behind it – for technology, for life in general…

Tuan Yes, I like to have something new on the note. A new challenge is exhausting, that’s clear. But it’s fun, too.

In addition, and this shouldn’t be underestimated, it brings you a bit further in your career. Today, you are a project manager in factory development by Christian Wendel. It’s not an unimportant job.

Tuan That is of course an essential aspect, that you also get something out of it materially. But the fun is still crucial! Take the new machining center in Ilsenburg: I am always happy to manage such important projects. By the way, I really enjoy doing this, it’s a challenging job that suits me. Move forward … that’s what we all want, isn’t it?