First high sea, now WHEELS

How Joshua got to find his happiness in career

First he went to sea, then he did his training with us, afterwards he went to university and is now a junior supervisor: Joshua Vennemann lives his passion for logistics at WHEELS.

Joshua is only 28 years old, but he has already seen the world – in an unusual way. Participation in the High Seas High School project sparked his interest in seafaring, he says. That’s why he freshly graduated packed his bags and trained as a nautical officer’s assistant with the major shipping company Hapag-Lloyd. The assignment in container shipping took him once around the globe. “It was definitely exciting,” Joshua reports.

Logistics is his passion

But weeks or even months at sea, away from home for long periods of time, that wasn’t what Joshua had in mind: “At the time, I thought about making a change. No sooner said than done, today he can ride his bike to work in his hometown of Gelsenkirchen and is quickly back in his neighborhood of Bismarck after work. Joshua is a junior supervisor and is responsible for the warehouse in Magdeburg, among other things. His heart beats for the region – and for logistics.
Joshua definitely wanted to stay in this field after his time at sea. At WHEELS Logistics, he finally found exactly what he was looking for: “The job interview totally convinced me.”
In 2015, Joshua began training as a freight forwarding and logistics services clerk, making stops in order entry, technical purchasing, and scheduling. In the meantime, the trainee has also worked at our location in the Czech Republic – “a real highlight,” he says.

Support during his studies
After completing his training, Joshua was looking for another challenge. “He wanted to get to know a different angle, different perspectives on logistics.” In the end, Joshua decided to study business logistics at the University of Applied Sciences in Dortmund.

Even during this time, he remained connected to WHEELS as a working student: “The HR department approached me at the time and asked if there was a possibility of supporting me.” He gladly accepted the offer, and the flexible working hours during the stressful phases of his studies paid off in particular.

And even then it became apparent that the path together would continue: Today, Joshua is a junior supervisor at the Gelsenkirchen site and is responsible for the warehouse at the Magdeburg site, among other things. There are other exciting challenges at WHEELS: “Many nice tasks are ahead, there is a lot of development potential here for me.”

Joshua, we are looking forward to the future with you!


Nils Dietrich

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