Kiwigrid trains talent for the new energy world

Together, we want to drive forward the energy transition, and this will not succeed without the active support of motivated colleagues. We are therefore very pleased to soon expand our team with new young talent. The Dresden Chamber of Industry and Commerce has granted us the official training authorization for the profession "IT Specialist Application Development". This means that we will be able to welcome our first apprentice in the summer of 2022.

Course and contents of the apprenticeship

The entire apprenticeship lasts three years and is supervised by an experienced trainer from day one. During the dual training, our new Kiwi will be assigned to various teams within Kiwigrid to gain the broadest possible insight into the different areas of responsibility.
Our new Kiwi will be at home in "Team One". There, the focus will be on training content such as back-end and front-end development. In particular it will focus on the TIH.installer product – an application that helps installers and service teams keep track of all customers and installed devices. The app can be used to manage and monitor customer data and energy installations. Other key areas of training include software quality analysis and the creation of modern cloud and microservice architectures.
Mainly our new Kiwi will support us in developing custom user interfaces and planning projects. In addition, testing IT systems using software development tools will play a major role. We would like to take on our newly trained Kiwi after the training period.

„Both during and after training, Kiwigrid's aim is to identify and promote talent. Only in this way can we achieve our goal together - namely the realization of a 100 percent renewable energy world," says Lisa-Sophie Schmidt, Talent Manager at Kiwigrid.

What Kiwigrid has to offer for our newcomer

With the Academy for Vocational Training (Akademie für berufliche Bildung), we have a strong partner at our side who enables our young talent to do an internship abroad during their training period. This gives our new Kiwi the chance to experience the exciting world of life and work in other European countries in addition to the everyday working life in Dresden.

It will not be boring in our Dresden office either. Our new Kiwi will be welcomed by a diverse and international team. We have flat hierarchies, and communication and cooperation at eye level are a matter of course for us. We plan joint sports and leisure activities and help each other to integrate healthy, sustainable living into all our daily lives. Our enthusiasm for a sustainable and clean environment unites us. In our blog, we have written a post about the role sustainability plays in our corporate culture and captured the experiences of our latest team challenge on the topic of sustainability in everyday life.

“We are very happy about the great opportunity to actively take the initiative as a company and to bring a new generation of IT specialists on board for one of the most burning topics of the future – sustainable energy supply – in order to jointly develop software for a greener future,” says CEO Frank Schlichting.

Do you want to work in a sustainability-oriented company that develops forward-looking technologies for the energy transition? Then take a look at our careers page and apply for a job with us!