5. December 2019 ǀ Munich Ismaning

Field Report: Training as an IT Specialist

Our colleague Marc Stauß describes his 
experience training as an IT specialist at maihiro. 

What tasks did you undertake during your training? 

Marc Stauß: “The focus of my training was the field of application development. As a company, maihiro transfers responsibilities to trainees at a very early stage, which allowed me to help my colleagues support customers from the very beginning. My tasks included monitoring customer systems, processing and analyzing incidents as well as developing and adapting customer systems.”

Why did you choose this skilled occupation? 

Marc Stauß: “Before, I was only familiar with the user’s point of view, but I wanted to understand and learn how to develop and design applications and user interfaces.”

What was your daily routine during your training? 

Marc Stauß: “Because I was able to address productive issues on customer systems from the very beginning, the range of tasks was very broad and I was confronted with new problems and requirements every day. That really diversified my training.


Since it is a dual training program, the theoretical part of the training is taught at a vocational school. The vocational school part is organized in blocks, which means you are at the vocational school or the company for several weeks at a time. In addition to the basic subjects, such as English, social studies, etc., the specialist knowledge is taught there in courses such as ‘Application development and programming’, ‘Connected systems’ or ‘Simple IT systems’.”

Generally speaking, how long does the training last and under what conditions is it possible to shorten it? 

Marc Stauß: “Training as an IT specialist usually takes three years. A reduction of up to two years is possible through certain prior knowledge and previous schooling.”

What kind of academic and personal preconditions should there be for the profession? 

Marc Stauß: “As an application development IT specialist, you should have a keen interest in solving problems and have analytical as well as logic skills. No academic preconditions are necessary. If you are interested in new technologies and are ready to learn new development environments and programming languages, you have the best preconditions.”

What are your prospects after your training? 

Marc Stauß: „“maihiro aims to hire trainees after they successfully complete their training. That is made pretty obvious during the training, as we are allowed to assume responsibility at a very early stage and are actually involved in supporting customers. I completed my training as an IT specialist about a year ago and have now been hired as an Associate Inhouse Consultant.”

What made your training at maihiro special for you? 

Marc Stauß: “Compared to what I have experienced at other companies, maihiro transfers responsibility to trainees at a very early stage and places great value on working autonomously. Starting from day one, you feel like you are part of the team because the colleagues support each other and share their knowledge with others.”

Autor: Verena Holzgreve ǀ 5. December 2019 ǀ München Ismaning

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