SAN GIORGIO IN BOSCO (PD) – The Sanpellegrino Group continues its involvement with the university milieu and students, welcoming 30 students from the Department of Biotechnology at the University of Verona to the San Giorgio plant in Bosco (Padova). The event, which takes place on Thursday, 28 May, was conceived to create a virtuous exchange between young people and companies, with the aim of highlighting the skills which need to be developed for finding employment in the world of work following academic study.
Innovation and impact in the region
At the Padova factory, Nestlé Vera is bottled; a mineral water which bursts forth from the Dolomites. There are also production lines for classic Sanpellegrino drinks (two dedicated to its product in plastic bottles and one for canned drinks) and a line dedicated to iced Belté. Moreover, the factory in San Giorgio in Bosco is also an important centre for the research and development of new materials, designed to reduce the environmental impact of the Sanpellegrino Group’s activities. It autonomously produces electricity, steam and cold water; has created the “Bottle Fly”, a lighter 0.5 litre bottle weighing 9.6 grams, and provides work for 360 people. For this reason, it has important economic and social impact on the region.
In order to understand how an industrial undertaking of such scale and complexity functions, the company is welcoming 30 students from the University of Verona to enhance their academic knowledge with the competence of the company’s management. Providing guidance to these young people shall be Renza Tomasello, Market Quality Manager at Sanpellegrino and Prisca Peroni, Head of External Relations of the Sanpellegrino Group.
The Sanpellegrino Campus Project
The initiative forms part of the wider project, Sanpellegrino Campus to support young university students and graduates. Included in the activities is also the Sanpellegrino Campus Prize, now in its 3rd year, which brings to the fore the talent of young graduates, rewarding them with 3 academic scholarships of 1,500 euros each for the best essays on “Water and Wellbeing”, “Environmental and Economic Sustainability”, and “Made in Italy”. In addition, in order to introduce even more young people to the world of work, the possibility of an internship with the company is also linked with each academic scholarship.