Another successful year for CERN’s apprentices

Simon Kramer (back row, left) during the 2017 UIG prize ceremony, in the presence of Pierre Maudet, Geneva state councillor. The other winner from CERN, Baptiste Teufel, was not able to attend the ceremony. (Photo: CERN)

At the end of 2017, four CERN technical apprentices were awarded their certificat fédéral de capacité (CFC). After four years of training at CERN, the three physics laboratory technicians, Matthieu Locarnini, Lars Iven and Baptiste Teufel, and the electronics technician Simon Kramer have left the Laboratory.

Baptiste Teufel and Simon Kramer were also awarded the Union industrielle genevoise (UIG) prize for their excellent academic results. The prizes were presented on 5 December, at the Centre de Formation de Pont Rouge-Genève, in the presence of Pierre Maudet, Geneva state councillor in charge of the department of security and the economy.

CERN’s apprenticeship programme, which has been running since the 1960s, welcomes new students every year and has enabled dozens of young apprentices to obtain their CFC in the framework of a sandwich course.

Thanks go to the supervisors in all departments who have provided high-quality training to these young people.