Event sales staff
(ATLANTIC Hotel Sail City)
"If someone had told me 11 years ago that I would be working in the event sales office of a hotel, I wouldn´t have believed it.
At the age of 17, I started an apprenticeship as a construction mechanic in Bremerhaven, which I successfully completed after 3.5 years. After completing my technical college entrance qualification, I began a course of study in the field of "Sustainable Energies and Environmental Technology". As a student, as everyone knows, the wallet is quite tight, so I was looking for a suitable part-time job in the beautiful seaside city of Bremerhaven. My fellow students helped me with my search and gave me the recommendation to apply at the ATLANTIC Hotel Sail City. I did so without hesitation.
>> There I was - a temporary helper in the highest building of Bremerhaven! <<
I still remember my first day at work very well. It was evening and I was supposed to do something in the Captains Lounge (19th floor; see picture) at the beginning. To be more precise: I was supposed to convert the room for the next meeting. 20 people in a U-shape is actually done quickly. When I got to the top, I stood and was "absolutely stunned" by this amazing view! After what felt like eight hours, I came back down and got a bit of an angry look. Honestly, who sends the new guy to the Captain's Lounge on the first day? There is no need to be surprised! Anyone who has ever been in our Captain's Lounge knows what I mean.
The first two years went by quickly and I enjoyed working at the ATLANTIC Hotel Sail City more and more - my mini-job turned into a working student job. At the same time, I was able to continue giving my hobby the attention it deserved and work as a coach at JFV Bremerhaven (youth soccer). Not least thanks to the help and support with working hours provided by Mrs. Pichler (F&B Manager).
After six years at the ATLANTIC Hotel Sail City, with all the ups and downs that I would never want to miss, I got the chance to make a permanent start in event sales.
A very different task from the years before, as I now attend customer appointments. That means showing customers the rooms I used to provide for events, writing them offers, giving tours of the house and advising them.
On some days it's a welcome change to support the team in the event service and to help operationally - teamwork! When the house is full and the service is busy, the team can be helped with "little things", e.g. quickly refreshing the meeting room during the coffee break or taking over the welcome desk in the restaurant in the morning, at breakfast times.
Conclusion: There are always exciting tasks and challenges here.”