IN PICS: Glashutte Original graduates set to work

Glashütte Original CEO Yann Gamard with the two best graduates of 2016_Birgit Schönfeldt and Robert Löwe

Glashütte Original has celebrated the latest class of watchmakers to graduate from the brand’s own Alfred Helwig School of Watchmaking.

Diplomas were presented to 21 young watchmakers by the brand’s management team with the graduates set to begin work at the German manufactory immediately in watch assembly, production and customer service areas.

The three-year watchmaking and toolmaking course was launched in 2001. The course of studies covers required theoretical knowledge and offers students useful insights into the day-to-day practice of watchmaking. During their studies they gain practical experience in selected areas of assembly and services at Glashütte Original.

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Glashütte Original has gone to lengths to ensure that its in-house is internationally recognised, entering into a co-operative agreement with Switzerland’s universally recognised WOSTEP (Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Educational Program). As a result of this partnership, students who pass the WOSTEP final examination receive, in addition to their German Specialist Worker certificate, the WOSTEP diploma.

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