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Diversity and equal opportunities

Our success is the result of the productive work of each individual at the centre! In this way, we can make a significant contribution to resolving important and urgent issues in society, science and business.

That is why we are strongly committed to ensuring that all employees feel comfortable with us and attach great importance to a supportive and inspiring working environment as well as trust, respect and openness.

Our employees come from almost 60 different nations and therefore offer an exciting international working environment.

Each and every individual is an important and equal part of the centre. This diversity, mutual appreciation and respect is what characterises us and we are proud of it.

We offer many opportunities to meet and network with each other:

  • Employee parties
  • ”Tag der Forschung” – Day of Research
  • sporting events and activities
  • internal training
  • canteen at our Geesthacht campus

The centre supports the potential of all employees equally in achieving their ambitious goals.

Attracting and retaining talent of all genders, ages and professions is becoming increasingly important. Among other things, we want to increase the proportion of women at all career levels, especially in management positions.

In order to achieve our goals, we base our equal opportunities strategy on three pillars:

  • 1. Implementation of personnel development measures aimed at attracting women to the topics handled at the research centre
  • 2. Optimisation of the framework conditions to ensure the compatibility of work and family
  • 3. Establishing equality as a fundamental management principle

Equality Plan 2022 - 2026

We can provide a signed copy if required. Download of the Gender Equality Plan (892 KB)

As a partner of the elected representative for severely disabled persons, the Hereon Equal Opportunities Officer is the contact person when it comes to the best possible working conditions for severely disabled persons or those seeking equal opportunities at Hereon.

Martina Ollesch

Equal Opportunities Officer for the Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht

Head of the group Personnel Development

Phone: +40 (0)4152 87-1651

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