I’m there when the future starts with traineeships.

„I´m doing my apprenticeship at First Sensor because sensors are our future“

Antoni Gallardo Hilt is completing his apprenticeship as a microtechnologist with a focus on microsystems technology at our site in Berlin-Weißensee. He tells us what that means and about what he particularly likes.

Why did you decide on a microtechnologist apprenticeship?

I noticed in high school that after graduating I would rather do an apprenticeship than study at a university. The science subjects physics and chemistry were the most fun for me. Actually, I wanted to become a chemical lab technican, but didn't find an apprenticeship. Microtechnology also sounded exciting because sensors are our future. The trial day then confirmed that for me.

What was your first impression?

The first day was a welcome day for all apprentices starting on that day. We were shown around the site and introduced to colleagues, and we were all given a welcome pack, which was nice.

What exactly do you do in your apprenticeship?

It is called integrated manufacturing services. Microtechnologists build small sensors or even sensor systems in multiple work steps. Generally, there is a carrier material such as printed circuit boards (PCB). Various components are applied to it, for example by soldering, and connected as required. The most important component is the sensor chip and, depending on what the sensor should be able to do, more are added. The assembly and connection can be done by machines or by hand. This depends on the complexity of the product. In the end, the most important thing is that the quality is right. We produce standard sensors, but we also develop and manufacture customer-specific sensors and sensor systems.

What do you like most about your apprenticeship?

I´m now in my second year and I’m very happy with how it’s going. First Sensor offers its apprentices many little extras – the company pays for all the learning materials you need, for example. I like the atmosphere here and the way people talk to each other, everyone is friendly and greets you with a smile. There are joint leisure activities, such as company runs, summer parties, and Christmas parties. I like that but also that I get to help out in other production areas. There I learn new things and the work is varied.

What would be your advice to future apprentices?

Reliability and endurance are important. A technical interest is also an advantage. I particularly like the intricacies of my work, but that also has to be your thing. You need calm hands and good eyes, although ... some colleagues also wear glasses. The main thing is to be focused on the task at hand.
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First Sensor is one of the world's leading suppliers in the field of sensor systems. In the growth market of sensor systems, First Sensor develops and produces customer-specific solutions for the ever-increasing number of applications in the industrial, medical, and mobility target markets. Our goal here is to identify, meet and solve the challenges of the future with our innovative sensor solutions early on.
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In the growth market of sensor systems, First Sensor develops and produces customer-specific sensors, electronics, modules and complex systems for the ever-increasing number of applications in the industrial, medical, and mobility target markets. As a solution provider the company offers complete development services from a first draft and proof of concept up to the development of prototypes and finally serial production. First Sensor offers comprehensive development expertise, state-of-the-art packaging technologies and production capacities in clean rooms from ISO class 8 to 5.
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In the growth market of sensor systems, First Sensor develops and produces customer-specific sensors, electronics, modules and complex systems for the ever-increasing number of applications in the industrial, medical, and mobility target markets. As a solution provider the company offers complete development services from a first draft and proof of concept up to the development of prototypes and finally serial production. First Sensor offers comprehensive development expertise, state-of-the-art packaging technologies and production capacities in clean rooms from ISO class 8 to 5.
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