Our employees as foundation for value creation

Preview Responsibility Employees

The expertise and experience of our employees, their efforts and commitment to the company are all important immaterial assets for us. By supporting, accompanying, and promoting the best minds in their particular areas of expertise, we are able to ensure the quality of our products and processes, our innovative potential, and thus also our ability to create value in the long term.

In order to position itself as an international employer, Jenoptik has developed its own employer brand, which, while globally uniform, also takes cultural differences into account. Our expertise strategy also involves specific support for students and graduates with high potential. Jenoptik cooperates internationally with selected universities to find top students at an early stage, through actions such as recruitment events at universities and company tours. We recruit professionals in the engineering sciences, business and economics, and the natural sciences.

Jena training center

In the state of Thuringia, Jenoptik offers careers in optics, precision mechanics, electronics, and business at the Jena training center (Jenaer Bildungszentrum gGmbH) maintained by Schott, Carl Zeiss, and Jenoptik. In addition to the regular curriculum, trainees and students are active in supplementary external courses and language classes.

Balancing Career and Family

Parental leave, flextime, and part-time work all make it easier for our employees to strike their own balance between family and working life. One of the most important preconditions for balancing career and family is the availability of childcare. The childcare center „Saaleknirpse“ was opened in 2007 next door to the Jena site, which is financially supported by Jenoptik. At the site in Wedel, the company has had a cooperation agreement with a preschool so that the children of employees can be cared for in the immediate vicinity.