National Future Day 2021 at Johnson & Johnson in Switzerland
On 11th November 2021, it was Swiss National Future Day. The purpose of this day is to provide children from 5th-7th grade an opportunity to gain some insights into the business world. As we still find ourselves in a special situation, this requires flexibility and innovation in many different ways. That’s why this year, Johnson & Johnson in Switzerland put together a new swiss-wide virtual Future Day concept.
We are very happy to have had over 120 kids joining from across Switzerland and participate in this unique experience. Committed to offering our young talents an exciting day, the program included insights into Johnson & Johnson in Switzerland and its different sectors as well as various interactions to learn more about our culture and the different career opportunities we offer. One of the highlights were the two hands-on mini experiments we carried out with the kids, where the kids among other things learned how to extract their own DNA in a very simple way. In addition, there were break-out sessions organized by the different sites to also get a local perspective and learn more about the different campuses of Johnson & Johnson in Switzerland.
The Virtual Future Day was organized in collaboration with the different sites, our WiSTEM2D (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, and Design) Youth Pillar, which consists of Johnson & Johnson employee volunteers to spark enchantment with technology in young women and girls, as well as the help of many of our apprentices and junior talents. Hear more from their perspective below!
“As an apprentice at Johnson & Johnson we are afforded many opportunities to grow both professionally and personally. This year a team of apprentices from various departments came together to work on the virtual Future Day program to create an exceptional day for the kids. The Future Day project was a valuable experience to be able to bring our ideas to life, learn from one another, and work independently with other apprentices. It is significant to be able to create an event but especially an event which could attract new future apprentices like us.”Share
On-site Future Day Program
In addition to the virtual program, there was an on-site Future Day program at our Selzach site, where a smaller group was given an insight into the Distribution Center. After a tour through the warehouse, the 13 kids were able to learn about the tasks of a quality department and the distribution team. In a training workshop, they had the chance to give a helping hand themselves when drilling a screw into a plastic bone which certainly was an exciting experience.