People at Vetter – Jessica Hermann­, Quality Control

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Jessica is 22 years old and works for quality control at Vetter in microbiology.

Who are you and what do you do at Vetter? 

I'm Jessica Hermann, I'm 22 years old and I work for quality control at Vetter in microbiology at the Ravensburg South location.

Why did you choose this job?

I knew when I graduated that I would like to work in the biological field. In school, science subjects were just a lot more interesting to me than languages, for example.

What did you do before your time with Vetter?

After graduating, I trained as a biologic-technical assistant in Biberach. It took two years, and after that I applied to Vetter because I knew the company as a big regional employer.

How does the application process work?

It's very straightforward. I applied online and then received positive feedback, an invitation to interview. This was during corona times, which is why the conversation took place online. Then there was the second positive feedback, and I was able to do my trial day here. Because of the pandemic, the tour of the lab also had to take place on screen in another room – but anyway, I already knew I would agree. And now I'm here!

What does a typical workday look like for you?

There's no typical one, but it always starts the same. I come to the lab and check my emails, do the work on the PC. From there, it's always a bit different – depending on the tasks that arise. For example, we may collect samples to test the germ-free cleanroom. But sometimes we get samples from production. So there are different routines, and we rotate them so that we're not doing the same thing every day. And then there are the special tasks. For example, I am a trainer, and I am authorized to give training in the team and to test them and approve it.

What should people know how to do particularly well in this job?

Two things are essential. You have to be able to work in a team, because in our work we depend on each other. And you have to work carefully, which is self-evident in a laboratory.

What do you find good about your job?

In the end, we work for patients. So that they get the necessary medication. It's a good feeling to be part of this big story.

What does your team look like?

We're a young crew and get along great with each other. We work together professionally, but we can also sit together and chat about the weekend.

What challenges does your job bring?

We have to constantly adapt to the different tasks in order to be able to work hand in hand with production.

Why is Vetter a good fit for you?

Because I have been looking for an employer who can offer me a secure job, prospects for personal development and attractive compensation. I found it with Vetter.

What's your best experience with Vetter?

Really, it was the operational meeting, because that's where it became clear to me how many people actually work at Vetter. And only half of the staff was present.

There are the benefits here at Vetter. Do you use them?

Of course! I use the Occupational Pension Scheme and the Occupational Health Scheme. I can also buy medicines cheaper with Vetter Pharmacy if I need them.

And what's the best thing you've ever eaten in the cafeteria?

I don’t have to think about that – it was the cheese spätzle! They were really delicious, and you even had a choice of different toppings!