Düsseldorf, April 8, 2016. Girls’ Day, the annual event when girls who are interested in technical occupations get the opportunity to find out more about them, takes place this year on April 28. Gerresheimer’s plants in Bünde, Essen, Lohr, Wackersdorf and Wertheim will all be taking part this year. 37 percent of girls who attend the event can see themselves either working, doing an apprenticeship or an internship at one of the companies they visited on Girls’ Day.
“We’re convinced that there are plenty of young women out there who could easily complete a technical vocational training program,” said Thomas Perlitz, the Gerresheimer Group’s HR Director. “That’s why our German plants regularly get involved in Girls’ Day.”
Young apprentices at Gerresheimer are assigned to diverse and interesting tasks, they enjoy scope for personal development and work in an international environment. Their satisfaction with their programs is reflected in the fact that almost 100% of them accept jobs at Gerresheimer when they complete their program.
The following Gerresheimer Group companies are taking part in Girls’ Day:
The girls who visit the Bünde plant can find out about Gerresheimer’s commercial and technical apprenticeships in syringe production. The plant’s 700-strong workforce manufactures glass syringes for the pharmaceutical industry.
Gerresheimer’s Essen plant manufactures glass packaging products for the pharmaceutical, perfume and cosmetics industries, as well as glass packaging solutions for special segments such as the food and beverage industry. It will be offering Girls’ Day visitors insights into technical apprenticeships in occupations such as machining mechanic or mechatronics fitter.
Another glass packaging manufacturing plant in the Gerresheimer Group, Lohr, is also participating in Girls̕ Day. The plant’s industrial engineering electronics technician and glass process engineer apprentices will be showing the girls around their workplace and talking to them about the training program.
In a tour of the plant the girls will have the opportunity to see how glass is manufactured and talk to the staff about the company’s technical apprenticeships. Each of the girls visiting the plant on Girls’ Day will have the opportunity to make something themselves, and get a photo to take home as a memento.
The Gerresheimer production facility in Wackersdorf offers Girls' Day visitors insights into the construction of molds for complex machines. The three Gerresheimer plants in Regensburg, Pfreimd and Wackersdorf have around 1000 employees who manufacture high quality medical plastic products such as inhalers or insulin pens for the pharmaceutical industry.
At its plant in Wertheim, where there are around 150 employees,
Gerresheimer will be offering the girls insights into the production of ampoules, a glass primary packaging for liquiddose medications. This site offers apprenticeships for mechatronics fitters.
Girls who are interested in one of the apprenticeships are very welcome to register as a Girls’ Day visitor at one of the Gerresheimer plants.
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 11,000 employees and manufacturing operations in the local markets, close to customers. It has over 40 production facilities in Europe, North and South America and Asia generating revenue in excess of EUR 1.3 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.