Grace sites in Worms and Düren, Germany have a decades-long history of providing apprenticeships for talented, young, and highly motivated people ready to start a career with a global leader. A vast majority of our apprentices become full-time Grace employees at the end of their apprenticeships.
A team of experienced professionals provide guidance, training, and individual coaching in five apprentice categories:
- Chemical Technician
- Industrial Mechanic
- Electronics Technician for Operating Technology
- Chemical Laboratory Technician
- Industrial Clerk
The duration of apprenticeships are approximately three and a half years.
The chemical technician controls, operates and maintains production plants and independently eliminates malfunctions. During training, he/she learns basic laboratory operations as well as the measurement of physical variables, process engineering procedures such as cooling and heating, installation and information technology, and measurement and control technology.
- Operating and monitoring our production facilities
- Eliminate malfunctions
- Control the measuring station
- Take samples from the production process
- Cooperation with other trades
- Apply process engineering methods
- Shift work after the apprenticeship
- Handling chemicals
- Process engineering
- Production engineering
- Installation technology
The industrial mechanic is responsible for the maintenance, repair and improvement of machines and technical systems. He/she is involved in setting up, converting and commissioning production facilities.
Apprentices acquire the basic skills and knowledge of metalworking, manufacturing components/individual parts with machines, producing and assembling components and modules, maintaining, repairing, and installing technical and control systems.
- Setting up, retooling and commissioning production plants
- Maintain, repair and optimize machines and technical systems
- Manufacture and assemble components and assemblies
- Set up workstations
- Control engineering
- Maintaining operating equipment
- Planning and organizing work
- Health and safety at work
The electronics technician for operating technology installs systems for power supply technology, measurement and control technology, signal technology and propulsion and lighting technology. He/she puts systems into operation and maintains them. Electronics technicians for industrial engineering carry out their work independently, in compliance with the relevant regulations and safety provisions, and coordinate their teamwork with upstream and downstream departments.
- Assembly of plants and systems of measurement and control technology, drive technology, power supply technology, etc.
- Commissioning of plants and systems
- Maintenance of plants and systems
- Analyze malfunctions
- Create and apply technical documentation
- Assembling components and assemblies
- Planning and controlling work and motion sequences
The chemical laboratory technician deals with production analysis, application-related test methods, and research and development. Early on, the trainees specialize in laboratory work, especially in instrumental analysis.
- Apply analytical methods
- Apply chromatographic and spectroscopic methods
- Plan, carry out and evaluate experiments
- Carry out measurements
- Operate, maintain and care for laboratory equipment
- Record results
- Analytical and preparative chemistry
- Basic physical and chemical operations
- Instrumental analysis (spectroscopy, chromatography)
Industrial clerks work in commercial and business management areas such as materials management and logistics, sales and marketing, human resources and finance. This profession is one of the most frequently trained commercial professions in Germany.
- Assignment in commercial and business management areas
- Human resources, finance and accounting
- Additional qualification as a European business management assistant
- Work in import and export areas
- Operating a wide range of software programs
- Company structure
- Marketing and sales
- Service production and accounting
- Business processes and markets