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Berlin, Germany - 2 September 2020
20 young people start their apprenticeship at Berliner Glas Group
The Berliner Glas Group is getting support: Yesterday 17 apprentices started their careers at Berliner Glas in Berlin, three apprentices started their careers at SwissOptic AG in Heerbrugg, Switzerland already on August 10th.
The Berliner Glas Group is again offering a wide range of training opportunities this year. Twelve career starters are being trained as precision opticians, three young talents are starting their training in the field of industrial sales and business administration, two apprentices have signed up for training as cutting machine operators and three young talents decided to get trained as mechatronics technician, warehouse logistics specialist and IT specialist for system integration.
In total, the Berliner Glas Group is currently enabling 72 apprentices and dual students to lay the first important foundation stone for a successful career in the fields of photonics and technical glass at its locations in Berlin, Schwäbisch Hall and Heerbrugg.
The new apprentices of SwissOptic in Heerbrugg
Young professionals have a high priority in the Berliner Glas Group. In order to proactively counteract the shortage of skilled workers, Berliner Glas and SwissOptic have been trained their junior staff for many years – with great success. The majority of the apprentices are given permanent positions after their training.
The apprenticeships last between three and four years, depending on the profession and performance. Some of the apprentices shorten their training time due to very good performance. This is also the case this year: Four female trainees from the 2017 precision optician apprenticeship were able to shorten their training by six months and are already supporting their current departments within the Berliner Glas Group as new skilled workers. “We are very happy about the excellent performance of our apprentices. This is great proof of our successful work with young talents”, explains Dr. Regina Draheim-Krieg, Head of Human Resources at the Berliner Glas Group.
The new apprentices of Berliner Glas in Berlin #bringlichtindeinezukunft
Canceled fairs and events as well as closed schools as a consequence of the corona pandemic have made contact with potential trainees more difficult this year. In the future the Berliner Glas Group will also use new digital methods to search for and select new trainees. Preparations are in full swing.
The training opportunities for 2021 at Berliner Glas and SwissOptic are already announced on the career websites (in German):
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