Tearing down the old, moving mountains and creating something new – that’s what we do on a daily basis in the demolition and construction industry. Transforming structures is our core competence.
But now it’s high time for a real major project: We need more women! True changemakers who can move mountains on the construction site as well as in the mind.
We are convinced: There is no job a woman can't do today. New working methods and technological progress help to make this possible. But to do that, we need to finally stop thinking in clichés and be role models for women who want to build.
Cross your heart
We at Hagedorn are far from perfect.
Here, too, women are still certainly in the minority.
But we want to change that. To gradually implement structural
change and create a new foundation together.
Our goal for 2021:
To take on at least three more female apprentices at Hagedorn beyond the administrative sector.
The demolition industry and our company have changed a lot over the last 20 years. This is extremely
exciting and, for me as managing director, a challenge that excites me. New things are
constantly being added: more employees, new business field, a new world of work, digitalization and
value issues. That's what makes it so fascinating for me.
First and foremost: the variety between theory and practice. Sometimes I work on the computer and
organize construction sites and processes. And then I'm out there a lot, and I get right into it.
Often it's then about finding solutions to practical challenges – I enjoy that! I also think it's
great at Hagedorn that my family life is supported. For example, I only supervise construction sites in
my immediate vicinity and therefore save myself long journeys.
1. Go for it! And just deal with things as they come.
2. Don't be afraid of big, heavy machines. It's not your strength that matters, it's your
sensitive handling skills.
3. Listen to your colleagues, learn from them and ask questions if you don't understand something.
Briefing and instruction about tasks and equipment is often the be-all and end-all.
I’ve turned my hobby into my job: Machines have fascinated me since I was a child. On the one hand, I
find their sheer power and size incredible – it's amazing the quantity of material that you can
moved with them! At the same time, the technology inside the cabin is so sensitive and delicate that you
can work precisely and to the centimeter. Years after the project has been completed, I still think it's
great to drive past a former construction site and be able to say, “I had a hand in that!”
The most important thing to start with: believe in yourself! Of course, the machines are big and heavy,
but in the end you “only” need sensitive handling skills to operate them. The important thing is
that you enjoy “getting stuck in” and want to work outside in the fresh air. And sometimes there's
nothing wrong with being quick-witted. After all, the tone on building sites can be very frank and
sometimes crude. It often helps to have a few witty retorts at the ready so you can retaliate in kind.
But don't worry, that will come all by itself.
WE’RE LOOKING FOR YOU
Have we awakened your curiosity? Do you want to become a changemaker at Hagedorn? Then apply now!
Not only are there exciting tasks waiting for you, but also many benefits such as supplementary health insurance, corporate health management, further training and much more besides.