Interviews with our employees

Christian Kook, Project Lead Operations
"When our vehicles are delivered to our customers on time in excellent quality and everyone in the team is proud of their work, we did a good job."
Christian Kook

Project Lead Operations

How did your path lead you to Rheinmetall?

After training as a mechatronics engineer, I continued my education to become a state-certified mechanical engineering technician. At the same time as my work as a production equipment designer, I completed a technical business administration degree at night school. I was subsequently able to gain experience working in project management at a European company. However, after my path there ended due to a serious illness, I again became active in applying for jobs – Rheinmetall was one of them. Looking back, this turned out to be a lucky moment, despite all the circumstances.

By maintaining my network, contacting recruiters and attending a career fair (German Armed Forces Day), I was successful and joined Rheinmetall at very short notice via an external service provider. My contract was signed on a Friday and the following Monday I started my first working day in Kassel.

Why did you decide to work at Rheinmetall?
What excites you in your day-to-day work?
Mehmet Kutlu, Schweißfacharbeiter
“The alternating tasks and the good working atmosphere make our location special and set it apart.“
Mehmet Kutlu

Welding technician

How did you start at Rheinmetall?

Before I applied for a job at Rheinmetall, I had already gained a lot of different experience in manual jobs. I always enjoyed the various tasks and was able to put my skills to good use. In 2002, I worked at a Rheinmetall location for the first time for an external company. At the time, I was working on the Transrapid.

I liked the working atmosphere, and the processes and the activities appealed to me. In addition, my military service, which I completed by 1995, had already piqued my interest in the metal and steel construction industry. That’s why I applied for a job as a welding technician at Rheinmetall in 2005. I wanted a new challenge, and Rheinmetall offered me this opportunity as a career changer. I initially worked in another division, but I have now been with Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH since 2007.

Why do you like going to work, what motivates you and what do you find fun?
What distinguishes Rheinmetall as an employer in your view?

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