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Internships at IWC Schaffhausen: Practical experience for students and university graduates

  • Have you just completed your Bachelor’s degree and are now looking for your first practical experience before starting your Master’s?
  • Would you like to gain your first practical experience in a challenging environment after completing your studies?

 

IWC Schaffhausen offers ambitious students and graduates the opportunity to gain insight into the international luxury goods industry and gain valuable professional experience.

 

We offer internships in both business administration and technical areas. Our internships last for six months and usually begin in April and October. The positions are based at our headquarters or in the new Manufakturzentrum in Schaffhausen. As we constantly adapt the type and number of internships according to current projects, the offer can change from year to year.

 

The following description will give you an overview of the content of an internship in marketing:

 

 

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Testimonial

Angela Colucci

Intern Customer Service Project Management

 

 

“So, I’ve finished studying... What next?” This question kept bugging me after completing my Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering/materials technology and during temporary employment. When I discovered the position “Customer Service Intern” on the IWC career website, I was still slightly unsure if I should apply, as I was actually looking for a direct entry with a permanent position. The wide scope of duties in the job description finally won me over, so I decided to try out my luck and sent off an application. As it turns out, a decision I wouldn’t regret. The first application round was by telephone. The interview with the Recruiting Partner was really positive and increased my interest in the position. In the next discussion, I met my future boss. The conversation was really enjoyable and really strengthened my desire to join IWC. So I was even happier when I was given a job offer a few days later.

On my first day, I clutched onto my boarding pass to check in at the reception and was greeted with a warm “Welcome to IWC Schaffhausen”. After meeting the team, I learned about the project that I would be involved in over the next four months. A few days later I was told more about the different sections of the company at the “Welcome Day” for new employees and made some great contacts with newcomers in the other departments. On this day, I was once again aware of how much emphasis is placed on the well-being of employees in this company. The whole induction period was really well organized, which really made starting at the company much easier.

 

During my internship, I was mainly involved in the “Lean-Blister” project, which basically involved developing replacement part kits for watch servicing and repairs. In addition to evaluating various data, I also represented the IWC at appointments with tool manufacturers and other suppliers. I was able to take over organizing this in just my second week. I was really surprised by how quickly I was given responsibility and trusted as an intern which I really liked. I was also able to put forward my own suggestions for optimization, which were always welcomed, and implement these right away. After just a month I attended my first feedback meeting with my boss. I was also invited to a welcome coffee with Human Resources where I was able to report on my experience in the first few weeks in a comfortable environment and contribute my personal opinion. 

 

Looking back on the four months at IWC, all I can say is that it was the best decision I could ever have made. The range of tasks were exciting and I had a lot of fun. The colleagues are friendly and approachable and the corporate policy and employee relations are first rate. I was therefore particularly delighted that I was considered for a job opening as Customer Service Industrialization Manager and was then given a permanent position. 

 

I highly recommend anyone who is looking for an exciting internship to apply to IWC and seize the opportunity to gain some insight into this outstanding company.

 

 


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