Being a student trainee is one of my good and memorable experiences in my college life. Everything was a “First time”. It’s my first time to submit a formal resume in a huge and known company which is Honda Cars Philippines Inc.
(HCPI); To Undergo actual job interview with a real interviewee; Had job orientation, plant tour, borrowed uniforms from the company, issued temporary ID, etc. ; My first time to introduce myself to the whole department and group I’m assigned or endorse to.As a student trainee, we are schedule to report on HCPI from Mondays to Wednesday. I woke up five in the morning to prepare and come early for the shuttle service. I experience being left by the shuttle, riding a wrong one which led me to drop by at Star Mall Alabang instead of Balibago.
It’s my first time to experience working 10 hours a day in 3 day a week. It’s my first time to use a machine where I should punch my Time Card (DTR). I experience answering phone calls, to use a new system that I’m not familiar with, to sort thick warranty papers, etc.I experience and learned to use each and every office tools that was needed in my tasks, though sometimes I failed to use it properly. In tough times, I experience tiredness, being sleepy in working hours and being hungry because I didn’t take my meal just to finish my work quickly. But all of these are worth it, because I received my Monthly Allowance which I gain working 10 hours a day in 3 days a week. At HCPI, They used to work hard for the sake of the company and its associates or employee. It is my first time to work in an actual workplace without any idea of my jobs flow.
But my superior is there and guided me in some sort of task. There, I experience rush hour, do some task that was not under my fields. I experience to finish my task quickly because it’s time to go home. Sometimes, I experience the pressure of not having enough time to finish my work. I also experience to go under time because of some problems or concerns at home and in school. But it’s my pleasure to receive several complements from my superior after finishing my task in the shortest possible time.Being a student trainee, I’ve been trained as an effective and sufficient person, I can adopt what I’ve learned from the company to be a good help for my future job and future works.
I experience being guided, motivated, trained and taught by my superior and by the group that I’ve been endorse with and It doesn’t seems like I’m just a trainee, because they treated me like I’m one of them. I’ve never been criticize when it comes from my failed works, instead they motivated me more to improve my weakest ability and skills.They’ve been a thoughtful group mates/ bosses/ guardians/ friends for me. They always prepare something for me, gave me “pasalubong” whenever they left for OB and always treat me some snack.
They never fail to inspire me and gave lots of advice when it comes to my study, my future job and future life. I know that all of these will end soon. All the things I already used to will soon going to be just a part of a good, memorable and wonderful experiences that I had in my college life. I spent 2 month as a trainee at HCPI.
Then suddenly and finally my “Last day” came. It’s my last day to wake up five in the morning from Mondays to Wednesday, to ride a shuttle, to eat at the cafeteria, to work 10 hours a day in 3 days a week, to have my break at 10:00 am, 12:00 nn and 3:00 pm break . Last day to answer phone calls, to use the system I already used to. It’s my Last day to visit my locker and wear my complete uniform, my last day to punch my time card to the machine that at first I didn’t know the proper usage.My last day to be with all the people in the department I’m assigned to.
It’s my last day as a student trainee and my last day on HCPI. When it’s time to say goodbye to all the people I’m used to be with, to the company that accept me and trained me well. I celebrated my last day in HCPI with the group I’m endorsed with. I experience having my farewell message and say it out loud to the group I’m assigned to. At first, I probably say that OJT sounds boring and tiring and you don’t have any choice but to undergo with its process.But when you already get used to it you can realize the fulfillment of joy that you’ve felt after finishing all of these. All the sacrifices and time you spent are worth it.
I’m thankful that once I’ve been a part of a great company and I’m proud to say that I’m my 200 hours (2 months) staying at HCPI as a STUDENT TRAINEE, I experience all the things that I’ve never expected to. I’ve even experience the things that never been to my mind. But all of these, even if it’s good or bad experiences will be a good help for me as a fresh graduate to find a great job as a well trained person.