In addition to classic apprenticeships and dual study programs, such as chemical laboratory technician, industrial mechanic, office management assistant or Bachelor of Arts, apprenticeships are also offered that one would not associate with Roche at first glance.
For example, Nicolas Veh recently completed his apprenticeship as a production technologist, while Lukas Becker is undergoing a dual study program as a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science - two career paths that few people associate with a healthcare company.
In the interview, they tell us about their experiences, how it came to the career choice and what is so special about the training and dual studies at Roche.
Why did you decide to do an apprenticeship or a dual study program at Roche?
Nicolas: I worked as an intern at Roche during the summer vacations and met a friend who had started an apprenticeship as a production technologist. His experiences aroused my interest, I informed myself, applied and was able to start afterwards.
Lukas: A friend also supported me in my decision. (smiles) From him, I learned about the possibility of a dual study program at Roche and that his brother is currently doing the same. This aroused my interest and I applied.
What encouraged you to do this training?
Nicolas: After I had informed myself about the profession of production technologist, I realized that this is exactly what I want to do in the future. Even during my summer job, I was interested in the faults and their causes that can occur in plants and how to rectify them.
Lukas: It was important to me to gain as much work experience as possible during my studies and to be able to directly implement the theories taught so that I would have an easier entry into the professional world after completing my studies.