Nine new graduates of the Verallia Glass School in France

The Verallia Glass School in France held its graduation ceremony on October 7, 2019. The Verallia Glass School, created in 2013, trains the future technical managers and supervisors of the seven Verallia glass factories in France. Through this training, students benefit from an accelerated transfer of skills from expert positions, which employees traditionally access after about ten years of in-house training. Students are selected within the Group's French factories: they are identified among employees already in place or temporary workers. They thus enter the school after a period of at least several months of controlling the machines in the factory.

The course, which lasts one or two years depending on the profile of the students, includes a generalist component (mathematics, French, etc.), provided by a specialized organization (the training unit of UIMM - Union of Metalworking Industries and Professions – Burgendy 21-71) and a technical course (pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, etc.), provided by the Verallia France internal training center, based in Chalon-sur-Saône. Practical training, supervised by a referent, continues in the field in the Group's factories.

"I warmly congratulate our nine graduates who are now completing a challenging program. Through this training, they have acquired a unique know-how that they themselves will be called upon to pass on one day to future generations. I wish them every success and look forward to welcoming them to our factories," commented Tristan Thommasson, Director of Industrial Projects at Verallia France, at the graduation ceremony.

The graduates will now hold positions as mechanic drivers and group leader replacements. They will join the 24 graduates of previous promotions working in Verallia plants in France.