Former Energy Research Network (BERN) Intern at Bosch
over 1 year ago
You will have a mentor during the internship. My mentor was a full time energy engineer at the plant. We would have regular meetings in the beginning of the internship. He showed me around the plant and provided me with necessary knowledge and tools to be successful during my internship. After the initial onboarding period, he would still be available if I have any questions – you will never feel helpless if you hit a road block.
Yes, but not every position belonged the program. Most people join the company for a fixed position without mentor. But for some positions which need rotation like JMP(Junior Management Program), MT(Management Trainee), the people on these positions they do have their own mentor. For me, I didn't have a mentor before, but I lead a MT project before, so I am familiar with it. The rules is like this in my branch company. Every 3 to 4 trainees have a mentor. You will maybe rotate in 4 to 5 different departments during your program, but only one mentor. The mentor has to be one of the leaders in the management level. There is a regular meeting per month for all the mentors, trainees and the managers of the departments which the trainees are in this month. They will discuss about what the trainees did this month, what problems they found, what suggestions they have for their work or for the program. And also talk about some kind of suggestions their mentor or managers gave them. After the whole program, it is really helpful to let the new people communicate to the most experienced management directly, and MTs can learned a lot from the mentors. That is really good for their career development not only in Bosch but in anywhere.