After a nasty needlestick injury, ambulance technician Scot appreciates safety gloves more than ever

At uvex, we are all striving towards our common goal of protecting people, whether in their free time or at work. Real people are behind every pair of safety spectacles, every pair of safety footwear and every pair of earplugs. These are people who have worked with commitment and passion day in, day out, to make uvex what it is today – and when they come across stories like Scot Grant’s, helping is not a question of “if” but “how”!

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So you’ve finished your training – what next? Life after training at uvex.

The German Chamber of Industry and Commerce reports that in 2017 a total of 268,918 trainee final exams were passed – but not many newly qualified trainees actually have a plan for their post-training career. At uvex, however, most of our trainees have a very clear idea of where they are going from very early on – thanks to excellent prospects of permanent employment and high-quality training, all our trainees have already found a department to take them on.

We spoke with three former uvex trainees and one soon-to-be former trainee about their traineeship experience and, in particular, about how they found/are finding the transition to permanent employment.

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Sponsoring hearing-impaired kids in South Africa

uvex South Africa and the Rainer Winter Foundation are making a difference in the lives of two hearing-impaired children at Eduplex, a unique school in Pretoria, South Africa. Through their annual sponsorship of the school fees for Thuto (aged 7) and Seabelo (aged 9), uvex South Africa and the Rainer Winter Foundation have provided these children, from disadvantaged backgrounds, an opportunity to receive a ­first-class education.

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Saving eyesight in Nepal – an uvex optician helps the poor

When Brigitte Nachtmann-Leitl travels to Nepal she doesn’t go in search of spiritual enlightenment, like so many others do. She doesn’t plan to conquer nearby Mount Everest either. Instead, the qualified optician spends the majority of her annual holidays 6,000 kilometres from home in order to pass on her knowledge about glasses, eyes and sight to locals who are eager to learn.

 

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On operations with the Bavarian Red Cross

The Bavarian Red Cross (BRK) comprises approximately 130,000 volunteers (Source: BRK as at 2011). Just one of these is Dr Florian Kühnlein, who has also served as Head of Product Development for SBU Eyewear/Head at uvex safety group for three years. Protecting people is not only part of his daily work, but also a pastime and a matter of pride – and interestingly, PPE acts as a bridge between his career and his hobby.

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uvex trainee on tour in South Africa

At uvex, we are all striving towards our common goal of protecting people, whether in their free time or at work. Real people are behind every pair of safety spectacles, every pair of safety footwear and every pair of earplugs. These are people who have worked with commitment and passion day in, day out, to make uvex what it is today – and that has been the case for more than 90 years now.

The key to our success is firmly in the hands of our employees – and we intend to put them in the limelight in a series of blogs: “Business is people”

 

Expand your horizons, gain renewed motivation, grow as a person – who wouldn’t want to the chance to achieve these things? For this reason, comprehensive further training courses form part of the corporate culture of uvex just as much as the incredibly varied training programmes for our trainees. This may include, for example, uvex trainees travelling to South Africa to improve their English. Jan Gratzfeld recently took advantage of this opportunity – and it was one the future industrial businessman was only too happy to grasp.

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Surrounded by PUMAs – two uvex trainees expand their horizons

At uvex, we are all striving towards our common goal of protecting people, whether in their free time or at work. Real people are behind every pair of safety spectacles, every pair of safety footwear and every pair of earplugs. These are people who have worked with commitment and passion day in, day out, to make uvex what it is today – and that has been the case for more than 90 years now.

The key to our success is firmly in the hands of our employees – and we intend to put them in the limelight in a series of blogs: “Business is people”

 

uvex apprentices have three varied years ahead: They will experience a wide range of departments, spend a period of time with our colleagues at uvex sports and occasionally even test the water at other companies. As part of a week-long exchange programme, our future industrial businesswomen Julia Scheuerpflug and Sandra Wagner experienced working life at sports manufacturer PUMA, a company based in Middle Franconia, Germany. In turn, two PUMA trainees experienced life at uvex.

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uvex retiree cycles for a good cause

At uvex, we are all striving towards our common goal of protecting people, whether in their free time or at work. Real people are behind every pair of safety spectacles, every pair of safety footwear and every pair of earplugs. These are people who have worked with commitment and passion day in, day out, to make uvex what it is today – and that has been the case for more than 90 years now.

The key to our success is firmly in the hands of our employees – and we intend to put them in the limelight in a series of blogs: “Business is people”

 

Our former field agent employee Reinhard Müller embodies our “Business is people” ideology like no other: he worked with great dedication to ensure the safety of our customers over a 25 year period. His passion and warmth meant that friendships were established on the back of his work. These friendships have stood the test of time, as strong today as ever before, even if Mr Müller has been retired for two years now. He explains: “Each year a few of us meet up together for a barbecue or a walk in the country.” These days, Reinhard dedicates his time to improving the lives of vulnerable people and has recently initiated a fundraising campaign to support seriously ill children and their families.

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