Apprenticeships in success

Another perfect record for CERN's Apprenticeship Programme: double diplomas for all this year's graduates!


Maxime Aebischer (4th from left) at the Prix de l’Union industrielle genevoise award ceremony. The prizes were presented by Pierre Lathuilière, UIG apprenticeship officer (far left), and Pierre-François Unger, Geneva state councillor (2nd from left).

CERN's apprentices can be proud of themselves yet again. All five of the 2009-2013 students who left CERN in June went away with two diplomas in their pockets: the CFC (Certificat Fédéral de Capacité) and the Maturité professionnelle. We would like to congratulate Melinda Hiltbrand and Sydney Bussard, laboratory technician apprentices, and Maxime Aebischer, Marc-André Duverney and Tanguy Ruggiero, electronics apprentices.

Maxime Aebischer, who obtained excellent results throughout his four-year apprenticeship at CERN, was also awarded the 2013 Prix de l’Union industrielle genevoise (UIG) at a ceremony on 3 December attended by Pierre-François Unger, Geneva state councillor.

Three new apprentices arrived at CERN in September. Under the supervision of Jean-Marc Bouché of the Human Resources Department, who is responsible for the training of technical apprentices, CERN's 18 apprentices all benefit from the expertise and commitment of CERN's professional staff.

by Anaïs Schaeffer