New talents on approach: 13 new mechatronics apprentices take off with Austrian Airlines

9 September 2022 / 030e

  • Homecarrier trains tomorrow’s professionals for over 25 years
  • For the first time, training cooperation with Jugend am Werk
  • COO Francesco Sciortino: “Training young talents is and remains an important measure for securing the future”.

At the beginning of September, 13 new mechatronics apprentices at the Austrian Technik started their careers and a new phase of their lives with Austrian Airlines. For the first time, two of them are apprentices whom Austrian welcomes to the team in a training cooperation with “Jugend am Werk”. “Apprentice training continues to be a high priority for us, even after 25 years. On the one hand, to train tomorrow’s skilled workers ourselves, and on the other hand, to bring new ideas and innovations into the company with young, committed talents and to offer young people career prospects,” said Austrian Airlines COO Francesco Sciortino, who welcomed the new apprentices today. With the start of the 2022 apprenticeship year, Austrian Airlines currently employs a total of 32 mechatronics apprentices.

During the 3.5-year apprenticeship, which can be combined with the Austrian Matura, the apprentices are supervised, challenged and supported by the apprentice trainers as well as the entire technical team in the company’s own apprentice workshop at Vienna Airport.

In addition to practical training on the job in the specialist workshops and in aircraft maintenance, the apprenticeship also includes specialist Cat.A training, which specifically prepares the apprentices for their future working environment. Theoretical training at the vocational school as well as internal and external specialist seminars are also included.

In April 2022, 11 apprentices successfully completed their final exams. While two of them have decided to study after their apprenticeship, the remaining nine continue to be employed as fully trained specialists at Austrian Technik. For the next apprenticeship year, up to 24 apprentices are planned to be taken on. Applications will be open from the end of 2022. 

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