I am Ufuk Tastan, 20 years old, and I have been completing my training as a construction mechanic at BVV since September 2016. After finishing my technical high school diploma, I became aware of this profession through friends and family. After researching the job further, my interest was piqued.
Then I applied to BVV for an apprenticeship as a construction mechanic. After a 2-day work placement, followed by an aptitude test and an employment interview, I was accepted for my traineeship. My apprenticeship started on 01.09.2016 in the training workshop at the Bochum Technical Center of ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG. I was trained in various joining and cutting processes there, for example in gas fusion welding, shielded arc welding (MAG, TIG) or manual arc welding. Furthermore, I was able to learn thermal cutting, plasma cutting and many other processes.
In the field of metal, I have learned, among other things, basic skills in drilling, filing and sawing, as well as in the field of machining in turning and milling. The training at BVV gives me the additional opportunity to do all certificates and driver’s licenses. These include, for example, the forklift license, the crane driver’s license, extended first assistance courses, fire helper training or the ECDL certificate.
My activities in the workshop consist, among other things, of creating steel and sheet metal constructionsIn addition, I take over maintenance orders, the quality control of individual components, the preparation of maintenance and inspection plans as well as the testing and repair of individual components or the replacement of components subject to wear and tear.
In addition to the practical training, I attend vocational school once or twice a week. Here I can gain the theoretical knowledge for the profession of construction mechanic and am trained in job-specific subjects such as production engineering and assembly technology.