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Gerresheimer offers apprenticeships to cover its own needs at eight German sites

Helena Gschrey ist eine von 26 neuen Auszubildenden bei Gerresheimer Regensburg.

Düsseldorf, September 15, 2014 – Many young people in Germany have just started their apprenticeships. Gerresheimer offers apprenticeships in more than 20 recognized occupations at its plants in Bünde, Essen, Lohr, Pfreimd, Regensburg, Tettau, Wackersdorf and Wertheim. They range from Industrial Business Management Assistant to combined apprenticeships and degree courses leading to a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

So how did their first few days of working life go? Three new apprentices talk about their experiences.

Gerresheimer Regensburg

“I thought the interview was great and I already feel very comfortable and confident here.” Helena Gschrey is one of the 26 new apprentices at Gerresheimer Regensburg. She already feels motivated, integrated and welcome. Helen is doing an apprenticeship as foreign correspondent.

Gerresheimer Bünde

Hendrik Birkefeld is studying for a Bachelor of Engineering and doing an apprenticeship at Gerresheimer. “A dual degree and apprenticeship program isn’t easy, but I like the combination of theory and practical experience,“ he said, adding that he feels he’s in very good hands at Gerresheimer Bünde.

Gerresheimer Essen

“I really enjoyed my work experience placement at Gerresheimer. It soon made me realize that industrial business management is the career for me,“ said Lukas Wacker. He also mentioned that his experienced colleagues in Essen have spent a lot of time helping him during his induction period.

The company’s apprenticeship programs are designed to cover its own requirements and the apprentices are offered full-time positions when they have passed their examinations. Gerresheimer currently has around 180 apprentices at eight training establishments in Germany. Around 60 new apprentices started their programs in August and September.

Gerresheimer apprenticeships


industrial engineering electronics technician, IT system integration specialist, industrial electrician, mechatronics fitter, industrial mechanic, screen printing media technologist, technical product designer, glass process engineer, plastics and rubber process engineer, toolmaker, machining mechanic.


European industrial business management assistant, foreign correspondent, industrial business management assistant.


warehouse logistics management assistant.

Combined apprenticeship and degree program leading to Bachelor of Engineering in the following subjects:

electrical engineering, plastics and rubber engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, medical technology, industrial engineering.

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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 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.

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