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Apprenticeship Program  United States : Ashland, VA


Would you like to make a difference at a fast-growing high-tech company that has opened 3 new USA offices in the past 4 years? 
If so, then let's talk about the Apprenticeship Program
 position at Anton Paar USA.


We are Anton Paar's highly diverse sales and service organization for the US, and Caribbean, headquartered in Ashland, Virginia, with offices in Los Angeles, Houston and Chicago. Anton Paar's high-precision instruments help our customers develop every-day products from your shampoo to your shoes, your lunch and favorite beverages, your computer and medication, jet engines, batteries and the pavement on which you commute every day. We help Fortune 500 companies of almost every industry sector, start-ups, and leading universities conduct their research and quality control.


Owned by the charitable Santner Foundation, our investment into R&D is unmatched and leads to industry-leading products. We maintain fiscal stability and independence so we can handle today's and tomorrow's challenges, and aim to provide meaningful, long-term workplaces for all employees. Anton Paar is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and operates worldwide.

This apprenticeship application will be for an 8 day Work Trial starting on one of the following dates:  June 19th, 2023 or July 5th 2023. This program is the first step towards the full 3-year program. The summer Work Trial should give interested students the chance to learn more about analytical instrumentation and their applications and help determine the fit for the full 3-year apprenticeship program. Anton Paar will offer a path into a Technical Trainee position with further career development. Work Trial and Apprenticeship training are located in Ashland, VA. During the apprenticeship program the candidates will complete their high school degree and an Associate’s degree through a local community college. Upon completion of the program recent graduates will be required to work for Anton Paar and potentially may be required to move to our other offices.

The compensation will be $12/hr during the Work Trial program, $14/hr while in high school, increasing to $16/hr while working on receiving an Associate’s degree. Tuition at a local community college will be covered by Anton Paar. After successful completion of the 3-year apprenticeship program, candidates will be assigned to a Technical Trainee position with compensation of $40,000/yr.  Anton Paar USA offers back to school incentives, full benefits, profit sharing bonuses, and referral bonuses.

  • The Apprentice will be responsible for learning important work-related skills in relation to service or application support.
  • An affinity for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • A willingness to learn complex and unique skills pertaining to Anton Paar’s many product lines
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • A professional attitude and personality while in the workplace
  • Willingness to take on other roles and challenges
  • The preferred candidate will have successfully completed, Chemistry, Physics, and Calculus before finishing high school.  Pre-Calculus is required for pursuing an Associates’ in Engineering
  • AP or IB classes are a plus
  • The candidate must be able to provide their own transportation to the Ashland Office
  • We ask interested candidates to upload a resume which should include projects they worked on at home or at school and anything else they are passionate about

We offer:

Life at Anton Paar is more than just work, with an employee-led In Motion Program organizing active social events during and outside working hours.
We also offer unique and rewarding positions with competitive salaries, an award-winning benefits package, and opportunities for professional growth. We provide a drug free workplace and require pre-employment drug tests.

Anton Paar USA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan Employer
This position is not eligible for current or future work authorization or visa sponsorship

Females/Minorities/Disabled/Veterans are welcome


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