Girls' Day at RÜTGERS

Castrop-Rauxel, April 26, 2012

Twelve students explore professional training as laboratory technologists/technicians, chemistry technicians and industrial mechanics.

The training department at RÜTGERS Germany GmbH opened its doors on April 26, 2012 for Girls’ Day, the nationwide career day for girls. Twelve young women from Castrop-Rauxel and the surrounding area seized the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and perform experiments that form part of professional training programs in the chemical industry. They measured substances in the chemistry lab and tested their skills with hammers, chisels and files in the mechanical workshop.

The girls aged between 14 and 16 separated mixtures, filled test vessels, and pipetted and analyzed chemical raw materials. The prospective industrial mechanics also produced a metal candle holder with help from trainees. All these tasks kept the visitors busy for nearly six hours and afforded fascinating insights into the various careers available in the chemical industry. The trainers also gave the teens tips on choosing a profession and applying for jobs. The young visitors went on a tour of the plant to see the facilities where trainees learn the ropes. “I really liked it because I got to try everything out myself,” said Sema Öztürk, of Otto Hahn high school in Herne, of her “trial traineeship” at RÜTGERS.

Training at RÜTGERS
RÜTGERS Germany provides excellent prospects for young people starting out in the working world through comprehensive, high-quality training programs. The company offers a total of 40 trainee positions in four areas: laboratory technologist/technician, chemistry technician, industrial mechanic and sales/administration. What’s more, RÜTGERS is part of a regional training network that supports companies which offer training but cannot provide instruction on all aspects of the job. Annually, around 30 trainees from such companies complete some of their modules with us.

If you are interested in training at RÜTGERS Germany, you can learn more at Please send applications for traineeships starting in 2013 to the following address: RÜTGERS Germany, Personalabteilung, Kekuléstr. 30, 44579 Castrop-Rauxel, Germany.

Katarina, Laura and Anna getting hands-on experience in the chemistry lab at RÜTGERS Germany GmbH.

Press Contact

Ralph Gorski
Corporate Communications
RÜTGERS Germany GmbH
Kekuléstr. 30
44579 Castrop-Rauxel

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