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Training at Gerresheimer: a successful start to working life

The apprentices in Gerresheimer Regensburg class of 2017 are welcomed by Manfred Baumann (first on the left) on September 1 2017.

Gerresheimer providing training at eight sites in Germany

Düsseldorf, September 19, 2017. On September 1, Gerresheimer Group’s eight production sites in Germany welcomed a total of 50 new apprentices. Over the next three years, they will master one of a total 16 professions.  

“For Gerresheimer, training has a long tradition” says Thomas Perlitz, Global Senior Vice President at Gerresheimer in Düsseldorf. “Our experienced trainers provide practical, team-oriented training and we are proud to repeatedly be among the companies with the best graduates from their apprenticeship team.”   

Gerresheimer Regensburg – the plastics specialists

The baton is passed from one year group of trainees to the next at Gerresheimer Regensburg’s meet and greet event where current and future apprentices can get to know one another. With the new year group, a total of 66 apprentices and 18 students following dual degree programs are now employed at Gerresheimer Regensburg. 

Gerresheimer Bünde - the glass syringe experts

The new intake of apprentices at Gerresheimer’s Bünde site which makes syringes for the pharmaceutical industry.September 1 marked the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of six apprentices at Gerresheimer’s Bünde site with their initiation into the world of work. The “newbies” were greeted by Simone Hennig, HR officer and trainer of industrial managers: “Our young talent is one of the pillars of our success.” The apprentices can expect to encounter many new things in their first few days at work.  

Gerresheimer Essen, Lohr, Tettau and Wertheim – a long tradition of glass expertise 

All of Gerresheimer’s glass-producing sites in Germany enjoy a long and successful history. A total of 28 new hopefuls are starting their training In Essen, Lohr, Tettau, and Wertheim. Glass containers are produced at the sites in Essen in the Ruhr, and Lohr and Tettau in Franconia, while the Wertheim site makes high-quality ampoules. Their clients are reputable German and international companies from the pharmaceutical, foods, and cosmetics industries. 

Challenging and encouraging

September 1 marked the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of ten apprentices starting their training at Gerresheimer’s Tettau site.Training up-and-coming talent is extremely important at Gerresheimer. The tasks assigned to apprentices are designed to constantly encourage their development. This includes learning from experienced colleagues on the job just as much as acquiring technical and commercial background knowledge at their vocational colleges or on their accompanying degree course. Most apprentices are trained at Gerresheimer’s German sites. In addition to traditional training, the company also offers dual degree programs and GxGo!, a trainee scheme for recent university graduates.

Gerresheimer is already accepting applications for apprenticeships starting in 2018. 

More information is available online: Training at Gerresheimer

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 company’s comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging and products for the safe, simple administration of medicines: insulin pens, inhalers, 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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