at Emons since 2015
"I really couldn't do anything."
Peter Weiß joined the warehouse team in Berlin Grossbeeren in 2015 as a classic newcomer to the industry. Although he had a forklift licence, he had no experience whatsoever in logistics; the then 40-year-old seized the opportunity chance and is now a vital part of the Emons team. The father of two daughters picks up the necessary physical fitness through sports and has been an avid martial artist for 30 years.
How does a career changer end up at Emons?
I was actually offered retraining as a warehouse worker at Emons through the employment agency. As a factory worker, who previously only had to “push buttons”, this was a real opportunity. I wanted to do something more challenging, where you also have to use your head. So, I came to Emons and started from scratch, I really couldn't do anything. I had a forklift licence, but working here was a whole different level to anything I'd done before.
I don't think I was much use to the company in the beginning, but they still gave me a chance and I'm very grateful for that.