Training as a
success factor


Knowledge creates value – when it is applied. That’s why hands-on learning is at the heart of Geberit’s innovative training concept.

Geberit passes on specialist knowledge to trainees and accompanies them every step of the way to successful completion of their training. In Geberit’s training concept, a strong awareness of social and environmental issues is just as important as professional competence and nurturing individual potential.

One way we do this is through an open learning culture. Certain days or weeks are set aside for exchanges which give trainees an opportunity to get to know their colleagues in other Group companies or to take part in one of our social-aid projects in developing regions, where trainees are regularly on hand to gain experience in the field. Since 2008, for example, young people from Geberit were in action in Ecuador, India and Serbia.

These experiences teach them to take responsibility for their own actions – in the fine detail of product installation as well as the global context of the company’s operations.

Indian pupils and Geberit employees
Frugality – The Indian pupils and Geberit employees are served the same frugal midday meal at the school.
Learning new things
Learning new things – A Geberit trainee shows that success in her commercial diploma course is not all she is capable of – she is also open to learning something completely new.
Indian children at the Pentakatha school
Enthusiasm – Two Geberit trainees experience at first hand the joy of Indian children at the Pentakatha school.
Geberit trainees and their supervisors worked hand in hand
Team spirit – The Geberit trainees and their supervisors worked hand in hand for two weeks in Serbia.
Colegio Pomasqui in Ecuador
Integrity – Trust based on integrity is one of the values that Geberit epitomizes. People in developing countries – like this local plumber in Colegio Pomasqui, Ecuador – also trust in Geberit.
Christoph Zimmerer
“The project in India was a truly memorable experience. It made me realize just how prosperous our society is – without our being aware of it. I now see things we take for granted in everyday life, such as clean running water, in a completely different light.”

Christoph Zimmerer, apprentice industrial mechanic at Geberit Pfullendorf (DE), doing a combined course in mechanical engineering.


Development project in Serbia – all-round assistance for reconstruction

Kraljevo, a city with a population of about 100,000, is in the center of Serbia. The earthquake in November 2010 affected many schools. In June 2011, Geberit sent a team of eleven – nine of them trainees from Germany, Austria and Switzerland – to Kraljevo with the task of completely renewing the sanitary facilities. Geberit undertook all the planning, financing and realization of the project.