I’m there when practical training triggers new ways of looking at things.

„The expectations are right. I'm successful and I'm learning new things“

Robert Quade is currently studying for a Master's degree in photonics at the TH Wildau. He also works as a student trainee in measurement technology. This is not his first job at First Sensor. He liked it so much that he came back.

How did you become aware of First Sensor?

One day, while in the middle of graduating from high school and major stress, our neighbor came over and raved to me about the company he works for. It was about sensors and that this was the future. Being preoccupied with upcoming exams, it took me a few minutes to understand that he wanted to infect me with his enthusiasm. I did indeed find the sensor technology fascinating, so I applied for an internship and was accepted. After graduating from high school, I concentrated on my bachelor's degree, but returned to First Sensor in 2016 as a student trainee and wrote my bachelor's thesis here. Currently I´m still working here as a student trainee and my master thesis is almost finished. I can't imagine a better start into work life and my career.

What does a working student do in measurement technology?

Our sensors must deliver permanently precise results. This is what measurement technology ensures. It checks the properties of the sensors, such as their proper function or their reliability and quality. So I usually program measuring stations so that they carry out fully or semi-automatic measurements on our sensor chips or sensors, store the results and output them as meaningful data. On this basis, we decide whether the quality is right and if the sensor measures what the customer wants.

What makes First Sensor special from your point of view?

In addition to innovation and excellence, First Sensor has also anchored the value of proximity in its mission statement. I believe that the proximity or closeness between colleagues makes the company special. Proximity to us working students here means assuming responsibility for us, developing, integrating, challenging, and promoting us. The expectations are right. I´m successful and am learning new things. My boss is interested in what I do in my studies, what new things I´ve learnt, and I can ask him if a task cannot be solved right away. I get feedback on my work and even after 3 days of university I quickly find my way back into the project because my team keeps me up to date.

What do you recommend to students?

Be ready to learn. The knowledge from the university is often too superficial or too specialized and as a result too deep. The adaptation to real life has to be done by oneself. But no one is left alone with that here. The colleagues are experts in their field and help with it.
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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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