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Career Services / 15 October, 2019
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Recruiter at NORMA Group
Annette Rebentisch is Recruiter at NORMA Group’s headquarter in Maintal, Germany.

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Annette Rebentisch, Recruiter at NORMA Group, gives insights in the career opportunities for students and graduates at NORMA Group – and about the cooperation 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 it does not exclusively concern graduates: We also regularly co-supervise bachelor theses and assist students with their master’s theses, offer internships and offer positions for student trainees.

Beginning of 2019 NORMA Group received an award for its excellent working quality for interns and working students. The company was honored with the Hidden Champion Award of the management consultancy Clevis Consult for its outstanding employer quality for talented young personnel. The Clevis Future Talent Report is the most comprehensive German study on the satisfaction of interns and working students. Every year, Clevis surveys about 7,600 current and former interns and working students from companies in various industries.

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 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 SDAX index.

We are offering more than 40,000 products to customers in 100 countries with around 8,900 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. We operate in a global network of 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?

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.

If you are interested in how students and professionals describe their daily work and what they appreciate about their work, please read our Blog serie “NORMAPeople”.

Frankfurt School and NORMA Group have a long-standing partnership since 2012. What does this comprise?

Jochen Schlapp is NORMA Group Associate Professor of Operations and Technology Management at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Since 2012, Senior NORMA Group executives from around the world regularly attend an Excellence in General Management program and other high potential programs.

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