Training as a power plant operator at VERBUND

Embark on the dual apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering and Metals Technology and shine with 2 qualifications after just 4 years.

Be inspired and convince yourself of our training to become a power plant operator in Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Tyrol, Carinthia and Styria. Curious about your unique workplace?

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Become an apprentice at VERBUND in the field of electrical engineering and metals technology! 

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Current apprenticeships 2023

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We want more. For Austria, customers, us. We are the power for renewable energy. If someone is to shape the future, then let it be us. So let's proceed courageously together! Each of us. After all, we’re VERBUND.

 VERBUND works around the clock to ensure a safe and clean power supply from renewable energies. Almost 100% of our electricity comes from climate-friendly hydropower, supplemented with wind and solar energy. VERBUND has always been a pioneer for renewable energy: As one of Europe’s largest energy companies, we’ve played an important role in shaping the energy future for over 70 years. 

Your mission

Secure the electricity supply for your home with clean electricity generated entirely from hydropower! As an apprentice, you’ll play an important role in this.


Your apprenticeship. Your power plant.

Your training in detail

1st year of training:

  • theoretical and practical basic training
  • at one of the apprentice workshops in Kaprun or Ybbs-Persenbeug
  • up to 10 weeks/year at the vocational college in Salzburg, Hallein or Amstetten

2nd year of training:

  • work experience in the power plant
  • Modular training at one of the apprentice workshops in Kaprun or Ybbs-Persenbeug for 6 to 8 weeks
  • up to 10 weeks/year at the vocational college in Salzburg, Hallein or Amstetten

3rd and 4th year of training:

  • work experience in the power plant
  • programming and visualisation of complex systems
  • with the latest memory-programmable controllers
  • deepening of the knowledge in various training modules at the 
  • apprentice workshops in Kaprun or Ybbs-Persenbeug
  • up to 10 weeks/year at the vocational college in Salzburg, Hallein or Amstetten
  • Examination preparations

Your tasks include the installation, testing, initial operation, controlling, maintenance and repair of power plant systems as well as systems for energy supply and energy distribution.

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Your training in detail

Training in mechanical engineering:

  • principles of mechanical engineering in theory and practice
  • turning and milling (conventional and CNC technology)
  • various welding methods
  • basic knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics
  • computer-aided technical drawing

Electrical engineering training:

  • principles of electrical engineering in theory and practice
  • installation technology
  • control technology incl. PLC programming
  • protective measures
  • various measuring and testing methods

Safety at work:

  • work materials and work equipment 
  • fire safety
  • hazards and correct conduct in the work environment 
  • and others 

Digitalisation in the world of work:

  • Industry 4.0/E-Learning
  • Working with state-of-the-art machinery
  • Digital aids in everyday learning – each trainee receives, for example, an iPad for their training and for use in their free time
  • exercises with future tools such as robots and 3D printers

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This training will make you fit for the challenge ahead!

With us, you get:

  • Highly professional training by our appreciative and experienced masters of training
  • An iPad – for work and for your free time
  • A superbly equipped training place with high safety standards for machines and processes
  • A good community during and outside of working hours – including with joint sporting activities
  • We offer you development and further training opportunities for exciting, diverse activities

Apprentice wage

according to collective agreement 2022 per month, gross plus allowance(s):

  • 1st year of training: €800.00
  • 2nd year of training: €1,020.00
  • 3rd year of training: €1,325.00
  • 4th year of training: €1,750.00
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Would you like to have a taster first?

On our Taster Days, you can get to know our professions and get detailed information about the apprenticeships. You can also get in contact with us in person and speak with our apprentices at trade fairs and events. You can find information on events, dates and venues under Event Calendar and Taster Days.

Do you have any more questions about an apprenticeship at VERBUND?

You can find further information on the apprenticeships under Our Apprenticeship in the power plants.
You can find answers under Frequently Asked Questions on Apprenticeships.
We are here to answer your questions on tel. +43 (0)50313-54155. You are also welcome to send us your questions by email.
 
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