We need apprentices who are happy to stay with us

The glass is created at the hot end. Experts on the production line check the glass with expert eyes.

Gerresheimer Essen welcomes its new apprentices

Düsseldorf/Essen, August 14, 2019. General Manager of Gerresheimer Essen GmbH, Dr. Jürgen Unruh, warmly greets six new apprentices. Glass containers for medications, cosmetics and spirits are manufactured for well-known brands in the glassworks that goes back almost 300 years.

“We need apprentices who will be successful from the get-go in our teams and who are happy to be with us. Ultimately we train them so that they stay with us afterwards too and have a future here,” says Dr. Jürgen Unruh at the beginning of his welcome talk for the new apprentices.

Now the new apprentices explain what they like about their new vocational training course.

Fabian Meyer:
“Working with machines and the technology behind them fascinates me,” says Fabian Meyer, while his future apprentice colleague Ismael Jose nods in agreement. As industrial engineers, they will both learn – during their training – how machines and production lines are built and function.They will also provide support if the production lines need to be modified. In addition, they will build machines or entire production lines, install and connect them, and finally put them into operation

Teamwork in the workshop
Teamwork in the workshop

“After my first day on a placement I was so excited about glass production that I was sure I would like to do my training in this area,” says Adem Usluoglu. He and Justin Hofmann will learn what the job of a Gerresheimer process engineer for glass technology involves – in the glass furnaces, in moulding and in production control. They monitor and control the production process and if there are problems from a manufacturing perspective, they intervene in the production process and eliminate the disruption.

“As an industrial clerk, not only am I getting very good commercial training but also a comprehensive overall picture of all commercial activities,” says Lucas Mader, who is beginning his training together with Sebastian Schroeder at Gerresheimer in Essen. When they finish, they’ll both know how to purchase and store goods for subsequent production. They will be able to do financial and management accounting work or take care of tasks involving marketing, advertising, and purchasing – or even HR duties – as well as organizing and inspecting production processes.

Discussing and solving problems. Communication is part of office life.
Discussing and solving problems. Communication is part of office life.


Tim Meierotte is also joining us on September 1 as a dual studies undergrad. He is taking a Bachelor of Engineering degree, with a particular emphasis on mechanical engineering.

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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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