Greek brewing company Atalanti has announced a training programme that offers training and certification in the art of beer-making and brewing.

Atalanti – known by its Greek acronym EZA, is offering the programme in cooperation with the Hellenic-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

According to the announcement, the three-year training programme started at the premises of the Hellenic Brewery of Atalanti on June 10 and more importantly those who follow the programme actually get paid.

The first trainees were selected through a process of applying and visiting EZA production facilities, where they were informed by representatives of the company and the Hellenic-German Chamber of Commerce about the educational programme, its curriculum, its structure and the potential career prospects after the completion of the programme.

The Dual Vocational Training Programme faithfully follows the structure, duration and content of the relevant training programme in Germany. The science of brewing combines aspects of chemistry, food technology, agriculture and engineering.

Students must attend 880 hours of theory classes and laboratory work, while the corresponding time for in-service training in the practical learning modules, for the transfer of skills, knowledge and skills, is 5,840 hours. Upon completion of the three annual training cycles, trainees sit written, oral and practical examinations in order to obtain a certificate of Secondary Vocational Training recognised by the Central Association of German Chambers of Commerce (DIHK), awarded by the Greek-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

For information on the programme and participation, anyone interested can visit the website: www.dual.com.gr or contact the Hellenic-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the telephone: 210 64 19 035.

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