School period 1 – Germany
Maybe you already read the other posts and you know that we, the new IBT’s, went to Germany in our first school period. If not, don’t worry. 😊
To experience the retail business at BESTSELLER we had been sent to Germany to actually work in a shop. I had been so happy when I knew that I will be in Berlin! I loooove the city.
And I would like to share some of my experiences with you guys. It had been an amazing, fun and exhausting time. I was worrying at the beginning, if I could spend more than a week with people who I only knew since a few weeks. 24/7. Yes I could and it really bonded us together and we were supporting each other in every life-situation we had. That is a great feeling, especially when you are far away from home.
But let us talk about work. This retail experience prepared us for our job. It is so important to know how a shop works because in the end you will have to sell the collections to the end customer. And therefore, it doesn’t matter in which department you are sitting. finance.. design.. sales.. sourcing.. retail.. For all of these departments it is a benefit to have had a the “real shop experience”. Even though you have to get out of your comfort zone. That is the only way to grow and that in a positive way.
All in all, I only can say that this was the best way to start our new job. And finally I start tomorrow!!
Talk to you soon!
All the best,