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Berliner Glas Group recruits 19 new trainees to become precision opticians

Nineteen new trainees have begun their professional life this year with the Berliner Glas Group in Berlin, Germany and Heerbrugg, Switzerland. The focus is on training precision opticians.

Starting on September 3rd, a total of 10 junior employees are being trained in Berlin, Germany, and three young people at SwissOptic in Heerburgg, Switzerland. Due to the large number of trainees the training facility in Berlin was expanded. The move to a specially renovated building took place at the end of August, offering new and ‘old’ optician trainees bright and modern equipped facilities for their training. Approximately 380 sqm are available to all precision optician trainees, additional 100 sqm to the previous training facility.

The portfolio of apprenticeships offered at Berliner Glas and Swiss Optic this year is very diverse and ranges from precision opticians to cutting machine operators and industrial mechanics all the way to industrial sales and business administration. The Berliner Glas Group is pleased to welcoming young talent in all these areas.

‘We place great emphasis on training our specialists ourselves, and that is what we are doing this year, too. This is of strategic importance to us in light of the company’s steady growth in recent years and the existing shortage of skilled workers,’ said HR manager Dr. Regina Draheim-Krieg.

Berliner Glas is already planning the training programme for the coming year and is once again offering ten training spots for precision opticians, some spots for industrial mechanics as well as dual study programs for business management, design and production, and business information systems. A total of 16 new training and study positions are planned for the Berlin location in 2019.

More information on educational options at Berliner Glas and SwissOptic can be found on the respective career websites: and

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