Combining theory and practice: your perspective at VERBUND

Starting out as an apprentice in our firm affords you many perspectives. In our modern apprenticeships, you can put the theory you have learned straight into practice. And do so in an industry that belongs to the future.

With an apprenticeship, you’ll begin the next phase of your life, have completely new experiences – and it might even be the first time you’ve been away from home for so long. Here at VERBUND, we’re aware of this responsibility and therefore invest all our energy in your training – both professional and social. 

  • Your supervisors are real-life specialists. They’ll pass on knowledge to you carefully and precisely, and show you how to apply what you have learned. 
  • You are part of a team – both when your learning and in your free time. You and your colleagues will be provided with workbenches in workshops of the highest standard, comfortable beds in the apprentice hostel, and a great outdoor area for you to let off steam in. 

After completing your apprenticeship, you will be offered the best development opportunities we have. These are varied and wide-ranging, for example, you can become active in the following positions after your apprenticeship: 

  • Specialist
  • Master
  • Team leader
  • Project leader
 
VERBUND apprentice at the workbench

Electrical Engineering and Metal Technology

Our excellent dual apprenticeship for two professions in four years

Do you enjoy fiddling around with machines? Then the dual apprenticeship in “Electrical engineering and metals technology” is the right one for you!

On the electrical engineering (system and operating technology) apprenticeship, you begin with simple circuits. You are very quickly taught the main protective measures. During your apprenticeship in electrical engineering, you’ll plan, install and manage electrical systems.

In Metal Technology (Mechanical Engineering Technology), you’ll work with state-of-the-art machine and handtools, and at the same time program controls of computer-assisted (CNC) machines. You’ll make replacement parts for machines and use them to swap out damaged parts and components. In this way, you’ll familiarise yourself better with the various machines in detail. 

  • In the first year of the apprenticeship, you’ll receive theoretical and practical basic training at one of our training sites in Austria (Ybbs-Persenbeug, Kaprun) or Germany (Töging am Inn). 
  • In the second year, you’ll commence your professional practical experience in the power plant you applied for. At the same time, you’ll expand your theoretical knowledge in the form of modular training courses at one of our training sites. Your time spent at the training site and in the power station is divided equally. The combination of theory and practice ensures the ideal learning process during your apprenticeship.
  • In years 3 and 4, you’ll learn how to program and visualise complex systems using the latest memory-programmable controls. 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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Surveying Technology

Apprenticeship in Surveying Technology

You're interested in an apprenticeship that could take you all over Austria? Even into the high mountains and to rivers, dams and reservoirs?

With an apprenticeship in Surveying Technology, you're up close and personal with our country's energy supply. In the areas surrounding our power plant facilities, you will carry out various kinds of complicated measurements. Movements of the structures and changes in the riverbeds are recorded, evaluated and graphically portrayed as part of surveying technology. To do this, we use surveying instruments such as a tachymeter, surveyor's level and echo sounder. Care, maintenance and calibration of the respective tools are also some of your responsibilities.

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VERBUND apprentices in Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Electronics or Electrical Engineering

One excellent apprenticeship, two future-proof professions

Whether electronics or electrical engineering: Take your chance. The unique dual-apprenticeship from VERBUND offers you two fully fledged professions.

In the field of electronics, we’ll train you in the main module of Information and Telecommunications Technology.

In the field of electrical engineer, we’ll train you in the main module of System and Operating Technology. You’ll plan, install and manage electrical systems. 

  • In the first year of the apprenticeship, you’ll receive theoretical and practical basic training at one of our training sites in Austria (Ybbs-Persenbeug, Kaprun) or Germany (Töging am Inn).
  • In the second year, you’ll commence your professional practical experience in the power plant you applied for. At the same time, you’ll expand your theoretical knowledge in the form of modular training courses at one of our training sites. You will study the subjects of electronics and electrical engineering separately at vocational college to ensure that your training is as precise and balanced as possible. The combination of theory and practice ensures the ideal learning process.
  • In years 3 and 4, you’ll learn how to program and visualise complex systems using the latest memory-programmable controls. 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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VERBUND Chemical Laboratory Equipment

Laboratory Equipment (Chemistry) and Chemical Process Engineering

The dual apprenticeship in the laboratory in just 4 years


Are you interested in physics, chemistry and mathematics, and do you want to develop your skills and knowledge in a sustainable direction?

In Laboratory Equipment (Chemistry), we will train you to investigate the chemical and physical properties of different substances with modern analytical devices. We do this with classic laboratory methods on the one hand and with computer-controlled devices and analytical equipment on the other.

In Chemical Process Engineering, you will learn to understand and monitor the chemical processes in industrial systems and take suitable measures to ensure their safe operation. You will take samples to perform checks on intermediate and end products and forward the results to chemical plant laboratories for evaluation. You will carry out simple chemical or chemical-physical analyses and calculations yourself.

In addition to chemical-physical analysis and the associated interpretation of the measurement results, you will also learn to filter out solutions from the investigated objects. Your workplace is a modern laboratory equipped with a range of analytical devices with which you will analyse and evaluate the chemical-physical properties of various substances, such as: water analyses, insulation analyses, material and residual material analyses. 

Apart from spending time in the laboratory, you will investigate different chemical processes on site in the industrial facilities, monitor their development and take measures to control them, if necessary.

 
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You want to learn two apprenticeship professions at one go?

At VERBUND, that's possible. Every year we train apprentices in a variety of professions. You will complete the practical training at one of our apprenticeship workshops. You will gather professional experience for the apprenticeship at one of our power plants.

Have you got more questions about an apprenticeship at VERBUND?

You can find answers here: Frequently asked questions about apprenticeships 
We will be glad to answer your questions on +43 (0)50313-54155. You are also welcome to send your questions by e-mail.