Arvato | Gütersloh/Baden-Baden, 12/04/2019

An Example of Inclusion in Action at the Workplace

Subject: Employees
Country: Germany
Category: Project

Tim Frietsch has worked for Arvato Financial Solutions in Baden-Baden since 2014, first as an intern, then as a permanent employee in the Records office. A new video from the Group Representative Office for Employees with Disabilities  shows how well he managesat his workplace and on his team despite his disabilities.

Inclusion in the workplace works. This is shown by the example of Tim Frietsch, who works in the Records office at Arvato Financial Solutions in Baden-Baden. A new video from the Group Representative Office for Employees with Disabilities impressively shows how well he manages at his workplace and on his team despite his disabilities.

 

Support from the Group Representative Office for Employees with Disabilities

26-year-old Tim Frietsch from Baden-Baden made his dream come true at Arvato with his strong will, along with a lot of courage, joy, and motivation. Frietsch was born with disabilities. In 2014, he successfully applied for an internship that was originally scheduled to last two years, but was converted into a permanent position a year later. He received support during this time from the local Representative for Employees with Disabilities, Gabriele McNab, now Group Representative for Employees with Disabilities, and from the company’s then Managing Director. Tim was also helped by the Baden-Württemberg initiative “Cooperative Vocational Training and Preparation for the General Labor Market (KoBV)” – a variant of the Federal Employment Agency’s vocational preparation training measures based on the dual-training approach.

According to his team leader Alexandra Haase and Steffen Fieg, Head of Operations of the Service Center, Tim has long since repaid his employer’s trust with diligence and performance. Handicap TV, the Group Representatives for Employees with Disabilities website, ran a report on him nearly three years ago  . Now the young man’s gratifying and lasting development has again been captured in a video.