Transportation process automation, new IT solutions for the transport and logistics sector, and the beginning of Industry 4.0 are all the result of hard work from ambitious developers and experts. People are AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG’s primary asset, and the international corporate group constantly invests in developing their knowledge and skills.
That is why AsstrA has launched the “Career Kick-off Internship” project. In it, specialists from the HR department establish partnerships with higher education institutions in the EU and the CIS. Since 2018, students from Poland, Belarus, and Russia have been able to get acquainted with the practical side of working in logistics. Students from Lithuania will also have a chance to do so soon.
“The transport and logistics industry is developing very quickly. Often, much faster than educational curricula are updated. The internship program gives students an opportunity to see how things actually work in the industry. AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG is an international corporate group that allows you not only to get acquainted with the transport and logistics ‘menu’ but also to immerse yourself in a multicultural environment,” says Vilius Augulis, AsstrA Vilnius Office Manager.
AsstrA experts met and talked with future logistics specialists at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) and at Vilnius College (VIKO).
Tatyana Roi, AsstrA HR Specialist, shares her impressions:
“Internships are popular way for students and companies around the world to benefit from working together. This cooperation, as a rule, happens between students studying a particular field and companies operating in the same one. When we select candidates for internships – as in the selection of specialists for open job positions – attention is paid equally to professional knowledge, experience, and personal qualities. An important criterion is the knowledge of foreign languages. Work in logistics – especially in an international corporate group – is impossible without it. The internship lasts from one month to a year and allows companies and interns get to know each other better. After successfully completing the internship, the student may get a job offer. And then begins a new story called a career with AsstrA. The internship is the prologue.”
As Vilius Augulis notes, AsstrA Vilnius is growing and developing every year.
“AsstrA entered the Lithuanian transport and logistics services market with only a few employees. Today, there about fifty employees in the Vilnius office. AsstrA is constantly in search of new candidates. Currently, forwarding assistants are required here. Assistants take over some responsibilities for freight forwarders so they can concentrate on selecting the best routes and modes of transportation for customers. This position is a great start to a logistic career. It is ideal for both sides when an intern is officially brought on board as an assistant forwarder. The future specialist has the opportunity to get acquainted with the internal processes of the company before formally joining the team. And AsstrA can work with a young specialist who possesses not only theoretical knowledge but also basic practical skills. That’s definitely a win-win situation,” summarizes Vilius Augulis.