Apprentices doing their part
Community involvement is an integral part of our vocational training program. We encourage our apprentices to do their part for society and help them become not only professionals, but also responsible, engaged individuals.
In November 2015, for instance, 88 apprentices helped renovate an old retirement home in Darmstadt, Germany that has served as refugee housing since January 2016. We provided tools and covered part of the material costs.
Apprentices from various units in our company joined forces to take up brushes and paint buckets. Volunteers included aspiring site firemen, warehouse logisticians, industrial mechanics, pharmaceutical production technicians, chemical production technicians, sales people, lab technicians, and electronics technicians. Cooks and restaurant professionals also lent a hand, along with 20 young people from our "Start in die Ausbildung" workforce preparation program.