What do you do in the RCG and how long have you been there?
I currently work as a forwarding specialist in the Service Delivery division in Graz and I have been here since September 2017. In July 2021, I will take my final apprenticeship exam and start working in the department.
Which characteristics are particularly important in your job?
My work requires enthusiasm, responsibility, being a team player, a willingness to learn, precision and reliability. Openness and tolerance towards other people are firmly embedded in the apprentice training in the RCG.
Where do you see the advantages of a diverse team?
Everyone has different ways of thinking, attitudes, experiences and abilities – I see that as very positive. As a result of this diversity, tasks and conflicts are considered from a variety of perspectives and better results are achieved together as a team. In my opinion, diversity helps us to make the most of our colleagues’ talents and improve the company’s culture.
What do you enjoy about working in a diverse team?
I like interacting with so many different personalities on a daily basis and getting to know new people. Over time, you get an insight into all kinds of business areas and jobs. You also learn to understand other people’s points of view better. Daily interactions with shunting staff, the vehicle inspectors and transit suppliers in particular shows me again and again how diverse the RCG is.
Do you feel that you do your job differently to your male / female colleagues?
No, I don’t feel that. Gender doesn’t matter, in my opinion. Everyone has their own way of working and how you complete your work depends on your personality. The important thing is that the end result is right and our customers are satisfied.
In your experience, where do the genders complement each other well in terms of team work and where are there challenges?
I don’t see any difference in the way we work. As a woman, I don’t feel like I have to work more or less than my male colleagues. Before my apprenticeship, I already knew that equality was really important at the RCG. I’ve seen it in action all throughout my apprenticeship.