Annette Rebentisch, Recruiter at NORMA Group, gives an insight into the career opportunities for students and graduates at the company – and about the manifold partnership between NORMA Group and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
Annette, what are the opportunities for students and graduates at NORMA Group?
We offer young talents with a degree for example in Economics, International Management, Marketing, Finance, Strategy & Organisation direct entry positions. But our opportunities do not exclusively concern graduates: We also regularly co-supervise bachelor theses and assist students with their master’s theses, offer internships and positions for student trainees.
What do you advise students who would like to start their career with NORMA Group?
Get in touch with us! Let us know your field of study and an area of work that interests you and we will identify potential opportunities for you. You should be interested in working on technically demanding products and ready to work in an international environment.
Can you explain what NORMA Group does exactly?
We are a market leader for engineered joining technology and manufacture a wide range of innovative connecting solutions and water management technology. NORMA Group has its headquarters in Maintal, Germany. NORMA Group SE is listed on the German stock exchange (Prime Standard) and included in the MDAX index.
We are offering more than 40,000 products to customers in 100 countries with around 8,300 employees. We help our customers and business partners react to global challenges such as climate change and increasing scarcity of resources. NORMA Group joining products can be found in vehicles and trains, ships and aircraft, buildings and water management as well as in applications for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. The company generated sales of around EUR 1.02 billion in 2017. We operate a global network of 28 production facilities as well as numerous sales and distribution sites across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific.
What is it that you look for in applicants?
We are looking for people who:
- communicate efficiently, taking into account the unique needs of different audiences
- build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-oriented solutions, internally as well as externally
- are action-oriented and take on new opportunities and challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm
- ensure accountability to meet commitments
- drive results, achieving them even under tough circumstances
- instill trust through honesty, integrity and authenticity
What is it like to work at NORMA Group?
Our slogan as employer is “Adapt fast. Enjoy speed. Don’t hesitate – take action” and this sums it up pretty well. Since we spend so much of our daily life on our working career, it is vital to have a stimulating and encouraging working environment, with clear responsibilities. We at NORMA Group believe we offer such an environment and we look forward to meeting people who are interested in having an exciting career with us.
Frankfurt School and NORMA Group have a long-standing partnership since 2012. What does this comprise?
Since 2014 NORMA Group sponsors the Manufacturing Management Award. With this award, Frankfurt School honors the three best theses in its Master of Science Management program that deal with the manufacturing industry. We have also endowed an Assistant Professorship of Operations and Technology Management at Frankfurt School. And since 2012, Senior NORMA Group executives from around the world regularly attend an Excellence in General Management program.
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