The medical supply store based in Flensburg hires trainees, specialists and career changers.
Most people would like to have a fulfilling job that makes a real contribution to society. If it is also exciting and varied, all the better! Such a job can be found at the medical supply store Thiel & Scheld in Flensburg. The traditional company is currently looking for a driver in the field of rehabilitation technology and for trainees as a retail clerk, office clerk and warehouse clerk.
Jan Petersen, one of the three managing directors of the company, explains how he got into orthopedic technology back then: “I’ve always liked working with my hands and then decided on orthopedics because the work here is simply very varied, simply because of all the different things materials that are processed. And there is a lot of variety at the front of the store, too: patients come to us again and again whose problem we have never seen before and for whom we can then work on a new solution.”
The company is committed to making everyday life easier for people with restricted mobility and thus giving them back an important part of their quality of life. Insoles, prostheses and orthoses are created in the workshop, wheelchairs are adapted to the needs of patients and electronically controlled knee joints are manufactured. The same spectrum can also be seen in the customers, because if you only think of “old people” when you hear the keyword “medical supply store”, you are wrong:
We also have very young customers who come in because they have injured themselves playing sports and need a bandage. Basically, we serve the entire spectrum of society, from children and young people to adults of all ages.
For example, pregnant women with stretching in their legs who need stockings or who need additional support for their stomach are advised in the medical supply store. Restricted mobility due to an accident can also affect people in every phase of their lives.
This range of topics ensures a varied working day – both “behind the scenes” in the office and in the warehouse, as well as on the shop floor in direct exchange with customers. And especially in the area of rehabilitation technology, because here you are often out in the field, advising and supporting the patients directly on site, where they then also use the aids in everyday life. It is therefore important to have communication skills and empathy. According to Jan Petersen, a little technical know-how can’t hurt, but it’s not a must:
That’s why we train the new colleagues intensively. You can also do a fantastic job with us as a career changer – you just have to have the courage to do it!
Depending on their individual interests, new colleagues can also specialize and receive further training in the field of rehabilitation technology, because Thiel & Scheld also offers technically highly complex products in this area.
The Thiel & Scheld team is young and agile with an average age of around 30 years. This is also explained by the job guarantee after the apprenticeship: “We take on everyone who has done well in the apprenticeship here.”
A highlight of the work for Jan Petersen is the sometimes very intimate relationship with the customers: “When it comes to things like assistants or wheelchairs, the customers don’t just change their provider for fun if they are satisfied with the service . That’s why we can really accompany many patients on their way for years.”
The Thiel & Scheld team is looking forward to reinforcements!