WHAT CONCEPT STARTING WITH THE LETTER W SPEAKS TO HIM THE MOST?
Wedded to values, welcoming change or working to explore new avenues? “That’s not an easy question,” says Jakob Weiss. The first concept that speaks to him instinctively is working to explore new avenues. After all, he’s constantly exploring them at the moment, wholeheartedly so. Completing high school, doing a voluntary year of social work in Liverpool, starting a dual study program at Würth. Lectures in Bad Mergentheim, vocational training in Künzelsau. Jakob Weiss spent last fall in Bratislava as part of a study program that is also part of his training.
WHY SO MANY NEW AVENUES?
“I just love traveling from one place to the next—meeting new people, exploring new worlds. Settling into a new place. It means you can never get bored.”
WHAT ABOUT VALUES?
“You really become aware of them when you start venturing into pastures new.” Especially in a world that appears to hold a lot of uncertainty on the one hand, but also offers infinite opportunities, values are an absolute must.
“Loyalty, friendship, family, freedom, security.” During his year in Liverpool working with the Red Cross, Jakob Weiss also came into contact with refugees. “When you hear their stories, you realize how lucky we are here.” And how important values are, like this feeling of security and consistency. “I always look forward to coming home as well. Somehow, I think that values provide you with the best possible foundation for change, for seeking out new avenues.”
At the end of 2019, the Würth Group in Germany had 1,387 trainees for more than 50 different occupations.