An employee portrait of our logistician Adam Constantine
Adam Constantine’s previous career path often required a balancing act between languages and cultures. He worked in various countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East. Looking back, he says that although it has always been interesting to adapt to different working and living styles, sometimes it was also exhausting to confront new ways of thinking and behaviour repeatedly. Therefore, moving from Wales to Germany was relatively easy for him. With a wink, he says, “I quickly got used to the fact that the East Frisians drink their black tea with Kluntje and cream and that going for a walk doesn’t mean going to the nearest pub. I appreciate the advantages of both countries and try to combine the best of both worlds”.
His day begins with a highlight on the way to work: “The East Frisian landscape passes by me during the drive to Enneatech. Depending on the season, it shows itself from a different side: be it with trees with their golden yellow leaves, lush green and colourful flower meadows, or sometimes grey and wet-cold — but still idyllic. As I drive along the canal, I pass a windmill and vast fields. The landscape around Großefehn is unique, and its sight amazes me every time. When the daffodils bloom along the canal in spring, it almost feels like home; because the daffodil is the Welsh national flower!”
Therefore, he is happy to be part of the Enneatech team since February 2021 and appreciates the many advantages of the company.
Working at ENNEATECH
At the beginning of his employment, he worked on the production line. However, due to his experience and interests, he managed to switch to the logistics department within a short time. His area of responsibility includes identifying suppliers and raw materials that meet the company’s strict specifications using all available sources. According to him, he initially thought that he was quite environmentally conscious. However, through his work in the recycling company, he has learned a lot and realized how far-reaching sustainable management is and how many areas it affects. His work requires patience, understanding, and excellent communication skills. Although the team is always striving to make processes as smooth as possible, unforeseen events can occur that affect operations. In these cases, it is important to react with understanding while communicating with the parties involved. This can often solve problems quickly and effectively.
The mystery of the German language
In addition to the complex German bureaucracy, the language poses a challenge for him. In particular, the grammar sometimes gives him a headache. For example, he believes that it is much easier in English with the definite article “the.” It remains unchanged, regardless of how it is used in the sentence. In German, however, die can become der, den, or das. This is difficult to understand and makes no sense to him. Nevertheless, he remains committed. He attends evening school two evenings a week to make further progress. What motivates him, in particular, are his colleagues and supervisors, who support him in all areas. This is invaluable for him. And in the meantime, his colleagues have greatly improved their English skills .
Great team spirit
The collaboration between different departments is excellent, and the work culture is great. Enneatech constantly comes up with new ideas to promote team spirit. Recently, a new kitchen was installed, which brought everyone closer together. Some discovered their talent and passion for cooking and baking. Now, they often stand together at the stove, sizzling tasty dishes. However, Adam doesn’t just spend his free time in the kitchen. As a passionate football fan, he accompanies his two youngest children to their games and eagerly anticipates every match of his favorite team, Wrexham.