At PATRIZIA it’s okay to make mistakes sometimes. After all, you learn from them.
Elisa Kosziol, Apprentice as Management Assistant in Real Estate
My Personal PATRIZIA Story
Communication at PATRIZIA is good and open, and interaction with everyone else is marked by respect – and this also applies to apprentices. As apprentices we’re seen as colleagues of equal value, only of course we’re still learning and have less experience. But as a result, our colleagues make all the more effort to bring us up to speed, which helps both sides. So the tasks we’re actually given under our own responsibility, even early on, are quite challenging and you really have to concentrate. Despite that, it’s okay to make mistakes sometimes – at PATRIZIA they don’t see mistakes as the end of the world, if anything they move you forward. But you should always be in a position to learn from them.
The areas we get to work in as apprentices, or at least get to know, are extremely different, so there’s lots of variety. Looking at it one way, with every new property your own sphere of activity expands, so your knowledge expands too. Also, our apprenticeship runs in parallel with other kinds of training and there are taster days in a whole variety of departments within the business; if we need it, there’s even support at vocational college. So you learn how to play to your strengths and how to resolve weaknesses with the right support.
Something I really value is the way I’m treated when I join a new department – they’re always really friendly and practically greet you with open arms. It makes you look forward even more to the day-to-day business and the new tasks you’re given.
That’s me – and PATRIZIA …
inquisitive, focused on the future.
After first leaving school in 2010 with a basic German school leaving certificate, Elisa Kosziol went on to a specialist secondary school where she completed a German vocational certificate in 2013. Since 2013, she has been doing an apprenticeship at PATRIZIA to become a management assistant in real estate.