Five vocational students from the eastern Polish town of Strzyżów are putting their noses to the grindstone at Bell EMEA this month. In cooperation with Europa-Haus Leipzig e. V., the fragrance company developed a four-week internship where everything revolves around scent and taste.
As part of their compulsory internship, the young participants will get a taste of the various disciplines at Bell. From research and development to quality assurance and production, the programme provides a full daily routine. Based on the experience which the students have already gained in their second and third years of training, they actively support the preparation of application samples, assist in various areas of microbiology and carry out analyses, together with the experts.
"We are very much looking forward to the cultural exchange. As a company with locations and customers all over the world, we value input from outside," explains Human Resources specialist Kathrin Spengler.
Monika, Maciej, Jessica, Weronika and Marcin are all being trained as laboratory assistants in Poland. "For the students, coming to Bell is a distinction which they were awarded in their home country. As a rule, the education system there is organised by schools. A dual apprenticeship, as German students tend to complete, is not typical", explains Christian Dietz, who has been supervising the project at the Europa-Haus Leipzig e. V. for 6 years together with the founder of the association, Dr. Maria Peter.