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09/13/12

Good at mathematics and curious about science: New apprentices at the institute

Good at mathematics and curious about science: New apprentices at the institute

 

14 young women and men have started their apprenticeship at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion. They will be chemical laboratory assistants, physics laboratory assistants, industrial mechanics and office clerks. There are more than 50 apprentices right now at both institutes.


Apprentices have to be good at mathematics and be curious about science, says Petra Wedemann, responsible for apprenticeship at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung. A-levels are not absolutely necessary, but you have to be good at speaking English as well. As many colleagues come from abroad English is everyday speech in the laboratories.


The Apprentices from the institute are highly acknowledged in the Ruhr area and elsewhere. They are among the best apprentices in the Max Planck Society. They have already been honoured by the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce.
 

(picture by Thomas Hobirk)