Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

Five apprentices who left CERN in June having successfully completed their training were awarded their diplomas during the Fête de l’apprentissage in Geneva.


Bastien Gallay (fifth from right) received the 2015 Union Industrielle Genevoise prize during an official ceremony on 8 December in the presence of Pierre Maudet, Geneva state councillor (right).

In September, the five CERN apprentices from the 2011-2015 year group were awarded their Certificat fédéral de capacité (CFC) during the Fête de l’apprentissage, which takes place at the Geneva Arena every year.

The apprentices, three electronics technicians, Bastien Gallay, Sébastien Hiltbrunner and Valentino Ranieri, and two physics laboratory technicians, Loïc Baravaglio and Yan Reynard, spent four years in CERN’s workshops and laboratories honing their skills and acquiring the necessary experience for their future careers. We are very pleased to congratulate them on their success! In addition, Bastien Gallay was awarded the Union Industrielle Genevoise prize for his outstanding results.

CERN welcomed four new apprentices at the start of the 2015-16 academic year, three electronics technicians and one physics laboratory technician, and we look forward to congratulating them too in four years’ time!

by Anaïs Schaeffer