Congratulations to the 2016 apprentices

CERN's apprentices Roland Hirt (second from left) and Yann Anthonnet (fourth from left) during the 2016 UIG prize ceremony, in the presence of Pierre Maudet, Geneva state councillor (sixth from left). (Photo: UIG 2016)

At the end of 2016, CERN’s five technical apprentices from the 2012-2016 year group were awarded their certificat fédéral de capacité (CFC). After four years at CERN, the two physics laboratory technicians, Nikkita Bersan and Roland Hirt, and the three electronics technicians, Ioana Novas, Diego Padin and Yann Anthonnet, left the Laboratory with their heads held high. We congratulate them on their achievements!

Roland Hirt and Yann Anthonnet were also awarded the 2016 Union industrielle genevoise (UIG) prize for their excellent academic results. The prizes were presented on 6 December at the Office de promotion des industries et des technologies (Switzerland) in the presence of Pierre Maudet, Geneva state councillor.

In September 2016, four new apprentices – three electronics technicians and one physics laboratory technician – joined the Laboratory. CERN’s apprenticeship programme, which has been running since the 1960s, welcomes new students every year and has already enabled many young apprentices to obtain their CFC in the framework of a sandwich course.