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Get your career off to a flying start at Geistlich Pharma AG – the number 1 choice for your apprenticeship

We offer five exciting apprenticeships at our sites in Root and Wolhusen. We want to help shape your career prospects and get your professional life off to a flying start in a way that offers you plenty of variety and actually reflects what goes on in practice. Our highly motivated vocational trainers are on hand with support as you work collaboratively in an international environment. Assigned interesting tasks and plenty of responsibility, we prepare you for your professional future. An exciting and varied period of training awaits you in a diverse working environment that still retains a family feel.

Talented young people are the key to our success - and you could soon be one of them.

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Your graphic design apprenticeship

During your four-year apprenticeship you can put your flair for form and color and your literacy to good use with us. You will support us in the following main areas:

At in-house events you also have an opportunity to show off your photographic skills and ensure unforgettable memories are captured.

For questions about a graphic design apprenticeship please contact

Daniele Micieli

Training Officer Brand & Grafic Design
Phone: +41 41 492 55 55

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Your IT apprenticeship

During your four-year apprenticeship with us you will gain an insight into the varied aspects of the IT landscape.


Your main tasks include:

Depending on where you are working, your main focus changes in line with the infrastructure to be looked after. In Wolhusen you will focus more on the production and research network, while in Root the priority is on administration and IT support for international affiliates.

We offer the IT apprenticeship (VET) specializing in platform development.

For questions about an IT apprenticeship please contact

Alexander Sorrentino

Training Officer IT
Phone: +41 41 492 55 55

Your commercial apprenticeship

During your three-year apprenticeship you will rotate between Root and Wolhusen every six months, as well as between different divisions and business roles.

We offer the commerical apprenticeship (VET) in the Service & Administration sector.

As well as the regular business apprenticeship, there is an option for a business apprenticeship with business English in collaboration with Verdia. There is also an opportunity to do a four-year program, spending the third year of your apprenticeship on an exchange as part of the “KV plus” program.

For questions about a commercial apprenticeship please contact

Tamara Vüllers

Training Officer Commercial Area
Phone: +41 41 492 55 55

Your lab assistant apprenticeship

During your three-year apprenticeship you will switch departments every 12 months. In doing so you support the development process, from the idea all the way to the ready-for-sale product.

In your day-to-day working life, you plan experiments and use computer-operated diagnostic tools. You also carry out evaluations and document analysis and research results. At the end of the apprenticeship you will have completely mastered careful handling of glass goods and sensitive equipment, as well as conventional chemical methods.

We offer the laboratory assistant apprenticeship (VET) in Chemistry.

For questions about a lab assistant apprenticeship please contact

Raphael Kaufmann

Training Officer Research
Phone: +41 41 492 55 55

Your logistics apprenticeship

During your three-year apprenticeship you will perform the following tasks:

Using the counterbalance forklift truck you arrange the materials and packages on site and support our production (cleanroom and packaging) with a supply of materials. You actively help out loading and unloading lorries.

We offer the logistics apprenticeship (VET) in Warehousing.

For questions about a logistics apprenticeship please contact

Thomas Bracher

Training Officer Logistics
Phone: +41 41 492 55 55