Michael: “In 1991 I came to Germany as a freelance designer from the United Kingdom. After different positions in engineering I started at PSW in 2008. As the company has developed over the past years so have I. Recently I became team leader and I really enjoy the job and the work environment.
The core of each company is the employees. With their ideas, their curiosity and dedication they are designing the mobility of the future and realising the visions of our customers. At the same time each person is making a contribution: from the qualified trainee to the IT specialists up to the engineers for simulation calculations, CAD designer and all other PSW employees.
What fascinates me about my work is the implementation: It starts with an idea and at the end something is created which fascinates people and stirs their emotions. The Audi Q8 is an example: Among other things we developed the interior jointly with partners from concept to series. This was an outstanding experience
Katharina: “I have been working at PSW since 2006. After my training as a technical product designer I worked in series development and could work on the first large project of PSW: Audi A5 Sportback. It was really proud to see the vehicle on the road. At that moment it made me think: I designed the mouldings, the discs and so on.
Five years ago I wanted to try something new and changed to advance development. I can exercise my curiosity in the technology/ innovation area and worked intensively on the subject of urbanisation. How will we move forward in the future? What will the new mobility solutions be? These kinds of questions excite me. I have also been busy with the theme of innovation management, which I am currently developing in the company. I will offer my colleagues a platform to realise their ideas for innovations. Each day the creative exchange and the visionary concepts make for something special.”
How will we move forward in the future? What will the new mobility solutions be? These kinds of questions excite me
The great thing about my work is that I can help employees in many matters
Florian: “Before my time at PSW I was training to become an IT management assistant. After completing my training a PSW employee who I knew recommended that I apply. However, no vacancies were being advertised in IT. Anyway, I applied to the company and was successful. The great thing about my work is that I can help employees in many matters. Just as I am unable to calculate simulations, my colleagues are not IT specialists. I am there for this.
In the meantime, I’m looking after the central administration of our mobile devices and the multimedia systems at PSW - something is moving there. The many different questions I receive from colleagues make my day very varied. From the simple to the specialist topics, for instance the furnishing of a new conference room, or the implementation of new operating systems, I am always challenged. I am particularly proud of setting up the infrastructure of video conference systems for the entire company. This was one of my first projects and I look back to it fondly.”
Patrick: “Up until recently I designed tools, now I conduct virtual simulations and calculations for the structural design of car bodies at our site in Neckarsulm. I think this explains why I am at PSW. Here I have the chance to develop. At PSW I am doing a combined study program in machine construction and development and was taken on in tool design. However, soon I needed a new challenge and therefore decided to actively change direction in a completely new field of competence at the end of last year. Within the scope of this transformation I trained new employees in the subject of calculation and simulation.
In the meantime I have independently evaluated calculations, have presented the results to the customers and have jointly pushed the automation of evaluations with the employees. The job is great fun and I am pleased that my transfer to the new department has worked and that the employees support me.”
Here I have the chance to develop
In my role I see myself as an innovator
Martina: “I started working for PSW as an assistant in 2014. In my role I see myself as an innovator. I am motivated to see my colleagues successfully forging ahead with their projects through my preparatory work and support. Keeping the overview, combining and supporting processes, these are my essential tasks. A good mixture of regularly occurring tasks, such as project controlling, and special tasks, like the cooperation with the departmental strategy, adds variety to my work.
One of the most exciting moments was certainly the request phase, up to the commissioning of a new electric sports car. It was hugely challenging supporting the calculation of a project of this magnitude. The nicest thing is that I have noticed that the calculation goes up with the subsequent controlling. This makes me very proud, since I have made an important contribution with this.”