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Gerresheimer at Girls’ Day – on a mission to inspire young women to pursue a career in engineering

Düsseldorf, March 23, 2017. April 27, 2017 is Girls’ Day, when schoolgirls from across Germany can visit numerous companies to learn about various engineering careers. Gerresheimer’s Bünde, Essen, Lohr, Tettau, Wackersdorf, and Wertheim sites will all be taking part.

”Gerresheimer has many young women training in professions that require a degree of technical understanding and they are just as passionate about it as their male peers,” says Thomas Perlitz, Global Senior Vice President Human Resources. And the world of work will see something of a transformation over the next few years, particularly in the manufacturing industry, he adds – production processes will become increasingly automated and digitized, requiring less physical effort. More and more strenuous tasks will be done by machines and robots, he believes, giving women even greater opportunities to pursue a career in manufacturing or engineering in future. According to Thomas Perlitz, this means Gerresheimer will be looking to focus more on the significant potential that schoolgirls and female university graduates offer.

Anyone gaining a vocational qualification at Gerresheimer has a good chance of Gerresheimer at Girls’ Day – on a mission to inspire young women to pursue a career in engineeringfinding employment there after passing their exams because the company trains up the people it needs itself. The same applies to applicants keen to follow a dual curriculum. Earlier this year, Gerresheimer launched GxGo!, a trainee program for young professionals targeted at university graduates.

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

Gerresheimer Bünde, North Rhine-Westphalia

The Bünde plant manufactures syringes for the pharmaceutical industry. The girls Gerresheimer at Girls’ Day – on a mission to inspire young women to pursue a career in engineeringwill find out about working as an industrial engineer and an electronics engineer for industrial engineering. In the hands-on part of the day, they will be able to try their hand at some of the tasks that are typical for the job. And, on their tour of the production line, they will see just how many individual work steps are required to make a syringe.
Gerresheimer Bünde

Gerresheimer Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia

The Essen site manufactures glass packaging for the pharmaceutical, perfume, Gerresheimer at Girls’ Day – on a mission to inspire young women to pursue a career in engineeringand 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 mechatronics engineering.
Gerresheimer Essen

Gerresheimer Lohr, Bavaria

After a brief introduction to the company, the girls will be given a tour of the Gerresheimer at Girls’ Day – on a mission to inspire young women to pursue a career in engineeringproduction line, where they will learn the various stages of glassmaking. They will then get the chance to try it out for themselves, making their own souvenir to take home. Experienced apprentices will be on hand to offer assistance and share information about their career pathways in industrial electrics and in process engineering for glass technology.
Gerresheimer Lohr

Gerresheimer Tettau, Bavaria

The girls will get an insight into the glassmaking process on a company tour and information from current employees about the various career pathways open to keen engineers. Everyone will receive a photo and a souvenir that they made themselves as a thank-you and a reminder of their Girls’ Day.
Gerresheimer Tettau

Gerresheimer Werkzeugbau Wackersdorf, Bavaria

On Girls’ Day, the Wackersdorf plant will provide a glimpse into how tools for Gerresheimer at Girls’ Day – on a mission to inspire young women to pursue a career in engineeringcomplex machinery are made. 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.
Gerresheimer Wackersdorf

Gerresheimer Wertheim, Baden-Württemberg

Gerresheimer will lift the lid on how ampoules are made at its Wertheim site. Manufactured from glass, these serve as primary packaging for drugs in liquid form. This site offers the requisite training for budding mechatronics engineers.
Gerresheimer Wertheim

Any schoolgirls interested in Gerresheimer’s range of training opportunities are welcome to sign up for Girls’ Day at its participating plants.

All Gerresheimer companies appearing at Girls’ Day

Training at Gerresheimer

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 10,000 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 1.4 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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