My success story
Ramin fled as an Afghan refugee from Iran to Germany to realize his dream.
My name is Mohammed Ramin Safi, I was born in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
When I was two years old, I fled with my family from Afghanistan to Iran, but life as an Afghan refugee in Iran is fraught with many problems: One is excluded from many things and has no possibility to choose freely a profession. Therefore, at the age of 16 years I fled to Germany via Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary and Austria. I was on the road for about three months when I finally arrived in Mannheim.
My parents and my siblings always wanted me to become a doctor or engineer. Because nobody from my family went to school except me and my sister. In Mannheim I pursued this dream, learned German and got an internship at Roche as a chemical laboratory assistant. I really enjoyed the work and I discovered my preference for this profession, which I had not known before. I was able to get involved and prove my strengths. After an online test and discussions with the training department, I finally got an apprenticeship as a chemical laboratory assistant at Roche. I learned a lot during the three years of training, received a lot of support and successfully completed my apprenticeship in July 2019.
I was then offered a permanent position in the department of my choice.