Hints and Tips for Trial Days
From February through May, Sensirion offers trial days for all apprenticeship disciplines.
Here are some important tips and information regarding trial days for apprenticeships at Sensirion. If you have any questions about trials or vocational training, you can contact our Apprentice Manager Morena Casarico directly at any time.
First impressions count. For this reason, it’s important to come for your trial looking well-groomed and wearing clean clothes.
Examples of how to make a good impression:
§ Wear a button-down shirt or polo shirt
§ Bring a notepad and a pen
Examples of how to make a bad impression:
§ Wear ripped pants
§ Wear sweatpants
§ Wear a baseball cap
Be friendly. Say hello and goodbye, and choose your words carefully.
Showing up on time is important, as it demonstrates that you are reliable. Allow enough time for your journey, so that you can avoid stress and tardiness. If you arrive late, then you've already started off on the wrong foot.
Show interest and appear motivated
Show the trainer, the team and the other apprentices that you are keen. Ask questions and listen attentively, even if you find the day tiring.
Ask meaningful questions and take notes
Ask questions. Before or during the trial day itself, think about the questions you'd like to ask to demonstrate how motivated and attentive you are. Also, take note of anything important that you hear and bring up key points again in later conversations.
Trial day report
Request a trial day report from the company after each trial day. It’s best to bring a printout of the report with you, in order to save time. The official trial day report is available to download here.
Interested in an apprenticeship?
If you are seriously interested in an apprenticeship, you can make this known afterward. Let the company know that you can really see yourself completing an apprenticeship with them. You can do this by email or give them a call. It is important that you stay in contact with the responsible people.
After your interview, the next step will be spending two trial days at the company. Prepare yourself for these trial days. They are intended to help you get to know the company better and for the company to get to know you.
Tipp: Ask questions and demonstrate interest.
Make the Right Choice
After the trial days, you will have a few days to decide whether you like the company and want to start an apprenticeship there.
Tipp: If you are very interested in a company, be sure to inform the responsible recruiting manager accordingly (e.g. by email).