A great start to professional life

18 apprentices and three dual students have begun their training at Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH. The training managers and CEO Manfred Baumann (second from right) are also in the picture.

Gerresheimer is training its next generation of specialists at all production sites

Düsseldorf, September 21, 2018. Seven of the Gerresheimer Group’s German production sites and one of its Czech sites welcomed 56 new apprentices in early September. Over the next three years, they will master one of a total 16 professions.

“At Gerresheimer, we believe it’s extremely important not only to pass on theoretical knowledge but to teach practical skills too,” says Alexander Eckert, Global Senior Vice President Human Resources at Gerresheimer in Düsseldorf. “That’s why we train up our next generation of specialists in the plants themselves.”

Gerresheimer Regensburg – the plastics specialists

The baton was handed over to a new intake of apprentices at Gerresheimer Regensburg on September 3, with 11 leavers and 18 current apprentices and three students on the dual program representing their courses at a traditional meet and greet event. Apprenticeships will also be available in 2019, offering an attractive opportunity as, just like the rest of the Group, the Regensburg site offers virtually all of its apprentices a job at the end of their training.

Training in Czech Republic based on German model

Practical training based on the German model has also been offered at Gerresheimer Regensburg’s Czech plant in Horšovský Týn for many past years. Five new apprentices will be starting their training there this year. 15 young people in all are currently learning to become industry mechanics for plastics, injection-moulding technology, and toolmaking.

Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH produces drug delivery systems and medical and diagnostics products for prestigious customers across the globe.

Gerresheimer Bünde – the glass syringe experts

The new intake of apprentices at Gerresheimer’s Bünde site, where syringes are manufactured for the pharmaceutical industry.
The new intake of apprentices at Gerresheimer’s Bünde site, where syringes are manufactured for the pharmaceutical industry.

September 1 marked the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of six apprentices at Gerresheimer’s Bünde site with their initiation into the world of work. The “newbies” were greeted by Simone Hennig, HR Officer and trainer of industrial managers: “Our young talent is one of the pillars of our success.” The apprentices can expect to encounter many new things in their first few days at work. The Bünde site produces prefillable glass syringes and glass cartridges as both standard products and custom-made solutions.

Gerresheimer Essen, Lohr, and Tettau – a long tradition of glass expertise

Twelve apprentices are entering a new phase of life as they kick-start their training at Gerresheimer in Essen.
Twelve apprentices are entering a new phase of life as they kick-start their training at Gerresheimer in Essen.

All of Gerresheimer’s glass-producing sites in Germany enjoy a long and successful history. A total of 27 new hopefuls are starting their training In Essen, Lohr, and Tettau. Glass containers are produced at the sites in Essen in the Ruhr, and Lohr and Tettau in Franconia. The product range encompasses pharmaceutical containers such as dropper and cough syrup bottles made from amber and clear glass, glasses and bottles for food and spirits, and perfume bottles and pots for cream and other cosmetics. Customers include big names in the pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetics industries in Germany and beyond.

Challenging and encouraging

Training up-and-coming talent is extremely important at Gerresheimer. The tasks assigned to apprentices are designed to constantly encourage their development. This includes learning from experienced colleagues on the job just as much as acquiring technical and commercial background knowledge at their vocational colleges or on their accompanying degree course. Most apprentices are trained at Gerresheimer’s German sites. In addition to traditional training, the company also offers dual degree programs and GxGo!, a trainee scheme for recent university graduates.

Gerresheimer is already accepting applications for apprenticeships starting in 2019.

More information is available online: Training at Gerresheimer

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry. With specialty glass and plastic products, the Company contributes to health and well-being. Gerresheimer operates worldwide and its approximately 10,000 employees manufacture products in local markets, close to its customers. With plants in Europe, North America, South America and Asia, Gerresheimer generates revenues of around EUR 1.4 bn. The comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging and products for the safe, simple administration of medicines: insulin pens, inhalers, micro pumps, prefillable syringes, injection vials, ampoules, bottles, and containers for liquid and solid medicines with closure and safety systems as well as packaging for the cosmetics industry.

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