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Title:  Apprentice Chemical Laboratory Assistant (m/f/d)

Requisition ID:  63809
Date:  Jan 28, 2024

Eschweiler, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE

Department:  Laboratory

At West, we’re a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West’s indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?  


There’s no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.  


We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.  


Location: Eschweiler/ Stolberg, NRW, Germany
Contract Terms: Full-time, IHK training contract

Contact Person: Katharina Steffens


We are looking forward to welcoming you as a chemical laboratory assistant (m/f/d) from August 2024!
During your varied training as a chemical laboratory technician (m/f/d), you will be deployed in various specialist areas of an innovative production company. You will be surrounded by technical experts in your learning environment and have a future-oriented working environment.

This is what awaits you with us:

  • Identification and characterization of substances
  • Independent planning, execution and logging of analytical measurement methods 
  • Preparation of preparations according to different reaction types
  • Purification of the preparations including purity determination
  • Documentation and evaluation of your measurement results

What we offer you:

  • High chances of being taken on in an industry with a promising future
  • Attractive apprenticeship pay
  • Vacation bonus, Christmas bonus and company pension scheme
  • 30 days vacation per year
  • Opportunities for further training and development 


What you bring with you:

  • Very good secondary school leaving certificate desirable 
  • Fun with the subjects chemistry, mathematics and physics 
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Scientific understanding and interest
  • Reliability, willingness to learn and ability to work in a team 
  • Mobility
  • Quality-conscious action


West embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We foster an environment where all individuals are safe, treated fairly, valued and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Where permitted by law, employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of post-offer background screening and/or drug screening.  

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