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Overnight to your dream job: Large crowds at the Hanau Night of Apprenticeships

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Get to know dream jobs in a practical way and talk to trainers and trainees in a relaxed atmosphere: This is what the Night of Apprenticeships stands for, to which Heraeus, together with the Hanau-based companies Dentsply Sirona, Evonik, Kulzer, Umicore and Vacuumschmelze, invited visitors on Friday (10 November).

To show the exciting worlds of diverse training professions, the companies offered first-hand insights into over 30 different training occupations from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. - from chemical laboratory technician and glass apparatus maker to electrician, IT specialist and industrial clerk.

For young people looking for the right career path, the event has been a valuable orientation aid for several years. Unlike at training fairs, where visitors tend to receive more theoretical information, they can immerse themselves directly in practice at the Night of Apprenticeships. The importance of the information offered by Hanau companies is demonstrated by the great interest shown by the more than 1,300 visitors.

Chemical experiments and cocktails from the test tube

In the Heraeus training areas, visitors gained practical experience in metalworking and electrical engineering. In the IT training programme, they learned more about programming and IT systems. In the chemistry laboratory, the young people were able to carry out experiments under the guidance of the trainers and, for example, determine the hardness of drinking water. At a bar, the visitors were able to drink non-alcoholic cocktails such as Coconut Kiss, Maracuja freeze or Acapulco from test tubes. At the glassware makers, they were able to make hearts out of glass. There was also extensive information on all dual study programmes and commercial professions.

"We are delighted that the fourth Night of Apprenticeships was once again a great success after the long coronavirus break. The more than 1,300 visitors once again show that this event is really well received. It was exciting for the young people to experience training up close and personal and to talk directly to trainees and trainers. We had many great conversations with potential applicants," said Karin Saar, Head of Training at Heraeus.

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