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Girls’ Day 2015 at Gerresheimer

Girls’ Day 2015 – Mädchen-Zukunftstag bei Gerresheimer

Düsseldorf, April 20, 2015 - Gerresheimer’s production facilities in Bünde, Essen, Lohr, Wackersdorf and Tettau are taking part in this year’s Girls’ Day. They’re looking forward to welcoming all the schoolgirls who are interested in technical apprenticeships. Girls' Day on April 23, 2014 is the world’s biggest career guidance project for schoolgirls aged 10 and above. More than 1.5 million girls have taken part in this German-wide initiative since 2001. And it has been a massive success because one in three girls decide to do work experience or an apprenticeship in an occupation they were introduced to on Girls’ Day.

“We believe that Girls‘ Day is a great way of encouraging young  women to do an apprenticeship in a technical occupation because they are just as good in these occupations as their male counterparts. We’ve always been very happy with our female apprentices and we’re working on increasing the number of women choosing to work in technical occupations,” said Thomas Perlitz, Global Senior Vice President Human Resources at  Gerresheimer.

Gerresheimer has apprenticeship programs for more than 15 technical occupations at its German production facilities, including electronics technician, process engineer and toolmaker. An apprenticeship combined with a degree course leading to a Bachelor of Engineering in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or industrial engineering is the perfect way to gain both a theoretical grounding and practical experience.

Gerresheimer provides comprehensive training programs and offers full-time positions to many of its apprentices when they complete their apprenticeship program. It is committed to preparing these young people for their future jobs with a wide range of technical and commercial apprenticeships, plus sandwich degree courses in plastics engineering and mechatronics that combine theory and practice. Many of the Gerresheimer apprentices achieve excellent examination results, and they are often honored by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce as the best in their occupation category.

The trainers, apprentices and staff will be presenting “their plant“ and providing insights into technical occupations at Gerresheimer on Girls’ Day.

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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