Girls' Day at Gerresheimer: a fascinating insight into technical professions

Düsseldorf, March 28, 2018. On April 26, Gerresheimer plants across Germany will open their doors to the participants of Girls' Day. For the whole day, the girls will have the opportunity to learn all about the technical career pathways they could follow at Gerresheimer once they finish school. This year, the production sites in Bünde, Essen, Lohr, Tettau and Wackersdorf are all participating.

"Many young women have a keen interest in engineering. We are delighted to have the opportunity to host Girls' Day and inspire school students to follow this career path later in life," says Thomas Perlitz, Global Senior Vice President of Human Resources. The world of work at Gerresheimer is constantly changing as production processes become more digitalized and automated, and this decrease in physically intensive work is creating opportunities for women to come to the fore and pursue careers in technical production.

Girls' Day at Gerresheimer: a fascinating insight into technical professionsGerresheimer invests heavily in training for junior employees. As well as classic training for young people who have just finished school, the company also offers a dual degree course and a
trainee program for those who have completed their Master's degree. The company places great value on technical career pathways and was recently recognized as a MINT Minded Company 2018. This certificate is awarded to companies that are deemed to be particularly attractive employers for the subject areas of mathematics, IT, the sciences and technology.

There are a number of opportunities available for young people interested in training at Gerresheimer, including short internships, training programs in a number of professions, dual degree courses and the individually tailored trainee program GxGo!. The company mainly bases the training involved on its own requirements, which is why so many people end up being taken on.

Here is an overview of what each Gerresheimer site will be organizing on Girls’ Day.

Gerresheimer Bünde, North Rhine-Westphalia 
Girls' Day at Gerresheimer: a fascinating insight into technical professionsGerresheimer Bünde GmbH, located in the Herford district in North Rhine-Westphalia, operates one of the most modern production facilities in the world for prefillable syringe systems and cartridges. The girls will learn about technical careers in electronic and industrial engineering. With around 650 staff, this plant is the Group's competence center for syringes used for the long-term storage of medicinal products such as vaccines.
Gerresheimer Bünde

Gerresheimer Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia 
The Essen site manufactures glass packaging for the pharmaceutical, perfume, and cosmetics industries and for specific segments in the food and drink sector. Girls visiting this site will get an insight into a number of technical career pathways such as high-precision machining and mecha-tronics engineering. 
There will be another chance to see the production process in the Essen plant up close on October 11, 2018 during the "Long Night of Industry", which will offer some fascinating insights into industrial production. It is free to attend and the tickets will be drawn in a raffle. If you don't want to miss the chance to visit Gerresheimer Essen, you can put it down as your first choice company when you register.
Gerresheimer Essen

Gerresheimer Lohr, Bavaria
Girls' Day at Gerresheimer: a fascinating insight into technical professionsGirls' Day at the Lohr site will be divided into two main elements. The girls will be given a brief introduction to the company, before being taken on a tour of the production facilities. After a short break, they will have the opportunity to get some hands-on experience and make themselves a souvenir under supervision. Our trainees will be on hand throughout to assist the girls and will be happy to tell them all about their experience and career pathways. 
Gerresheimer Lohr

Gerresheimer Tettau, Bavaria
The girls will get an insight into the glassmaking process on a company tour and pick up information across the different departments about the employees' day-to-day work – as well as learning everything about the various career pathways at the plant. Gerresheimer staff will help the girls make themselves a souvenir that they can take home along with a photo. 
Gerresheimer Tettau

Gerresheimer Werkzeugbau Wackersdorf, Bavaria
At its network of sites in Regensburg, Pfreimd, and Wackersdorf, Gerresheimer manufactures high-quality medical products from plastic, such as inhalers and insulin pens, for its prestigious customers in the pharma industry. At this site, the girls will get a glimpse into the career pathways of process engineers for plastics and rubber technology, mechatronics engineers, electronics engineers, industrial engineers, tool mechanics and technical product designers. During the tour of the plant, the girls will have the opportunity to have a go at some training activities.
Gerresheimer Wackersdorf

Any young girls who are interested in gaining an insight into Gerresheim-er’s technical career pathways are welcome to sign up for Girls’ Day at its participating plants. 

All Gerresheimer companies participating in Girls' Day

About Gerresheimer

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

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