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Gerresheimer named “Top Workplace” again

Düsseldorf, February 6, 2017 – Gerresheimer has been named one of the top workplaces in Germany again by Focus Magazine. The current Focus Magazine ranking is based on a survey conducted by the Statista market research institute on around 100,000 employers of all ages and across all hierarchical levels in conjunction with data from XING and kununu. The decisive criterion was the employees' willingness to recommend their own employer.

“All good things come in threes, as the saying goes, and we’re delighted to have been voted one of the best places to work in Germany again in this year’s Focus Magazin survey. Our motivating corporate culture and our targeted personnel development programs have definitely paid off. This tribute certainly encourages us to remain committed to the the HR policies we have in place," said Thomas Perlitz, Global Senior Vice President Human Resources at Gerresheimer in Düsseldorf.

Gerresheimer named “Top Workplace” again

Aimilia Matika and Marian Ferlic are two of Gerresheimer’s most recent additions to its motivated workforce. Marian joined the Gerresheimer Essen quality team today after completing his combined degree and vocational training program. Aimilia Matika graduated from the international school in Thessaloniki, Greece with a German “Abitur“ qualification in 2010 bevor embarking on a combined degree and vocational program at Gerresheimer in Germany. She’s now got her bachelor degree in international management and works in moulded glass sales.

Satisfaction and loyalty

Gerresheimer named “Top Workplace” again

The Focus survey asks respondents to rate criteria such as satisfaction with the workplace, company management practices and working hours. These criteria are also crucial to the design of Gerresheimer’s workplace policies. For example, Gerresheimer has responded to demographic changes in recent years by gradually adapting older employees’ workplaces and introducing a company-wide health management policy. Stress management courses, back gymnastics courses, company sports, and advice on nutrition and ergonomic workplace design are just some of the things that Gerresheimer has already successfully implemented. Many employees are now enjoying better physical and psychological health as a result, which promotes their loyalty to our organization. In fact, the average length of service is currently 11.3 years.

ractice-oriented young talent promotion

Gerresheimer named “Top Workplace” again

Other factors such as diversity and young talent promotion are also important at Gerresheimer. For many years now the company has been committed to the continuous improvement of its training and education programs. This year it has launched a new 18-month management trainee program for graduates who are interested in a tailor-made career at an international organization. It is designed as a hands-on training program for commercial and technical trainees that ideally sets them up for their future careers.

Multi-award winning training programs

Gerresheimer named “Top Workplace” again

The 100% pass rate for Gerresheimer apprentices, who regularly receive Chamber of Industry and Commerce awards, demonstrates the value of Gerresheimer’s apprenticeship concept. Last year, process engineer Martin Rinaldi and industrial electrician Ludwig Fietz won Würzburg-Schweinfurth Chamber of Industry and Commerce awards for achieving the highest examination results in their year. Both completed their apprenticeships at Gerresheimer Lohr.

Being an international group of companies with 24/7 production operations, Gerresheimer offers a broad spectrum of challenging careers with diverse perspectives. For information about apprenticeships and training programs at Gerresheimer, or entry opportunities and job vacancies at the international sites, visit: Gerresheimer Jobs & Careers.

The Focus survey results are published in the first issue of Focus-Business - Die besten Arbeitgeber 2017 (german only).

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industries. The company’s special glass and plastic products contribute to health and well-being. Gerresheimer is a global organization with about 10,000 employees and manufacturing operations in the local markets, close to customers. With plants in Europe, North and South America and Asia Gerresheimer generates revenues in excess of EUR 1.4 billion. The comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging products as well as convenient and safe drug delivery systems such as insulin pens, inhalers, pre-fillable syringes, vials, ampoules, bottles and containers for liquid and solid pharmaceuticals with closure and safety systems, plus cosmetic packaging products.

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