Apprentice Industrial Mechanic for Machines and Systems Technology, Essen
Apprentice Industrial Mechanic for Machines and Systems Technology

Kai Grothe
Apprentice Industrial Mechanic for Machines and Systems Technology

"You have to keep on working toward your goals if you want to achieve them."

With Gerresheimer since: 2009
Site: Essen

When I graduated from high school, I decided to start my career at Gerresheimer by doing an industrial mechanic apprenticeship there.

After a brief internship in maintenance (IS workshop) I knew it was what I wanted to do. It’s interesting to see how much mechanics and high tech goes into the production of a bottle.

I’m in the third year of my apprenticeship now and I’ve been trained in all aspects of maintenance since my interim exam. At the beginning of the apprenticeship I received external basic training in metalworking at AEG Signum. I also attended AEG courses in lathe operation, milling, hydraulics, pneumatics and electrical engineering.

I’m mainly involved in production equipment repairs and maintenance.
My colleagues and I all work together very well as a team and the workshop is a tough but fair place.

The soccer tournament in Tettau in 2010 and Mönchengladbach in 2011 were special events for me. Gerresheimer employees from plants all over the world met up there to play soccer.

I think, based on all these experiences, that my future is with Gerresheimer. When I’ve finished my apprenticeship in January 2013 I hope to stay on at the company for a good many years.

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