As a trainee at VERBUND

The best foundation for a successful start to your professional future: superbly organised on-the-job training, accompanied by customised further training and supported by experienced mentors.

The trainee programme is aimed at graduates of technical and business management courses who have at least a Bachelor’s degree, or an HTL in the case of a technical school education, and are enthusiastic about clean energy and future-orientated technologies.

During the trainee programme, we offer an individual development plan as well as comprehensive training on the energy industry and cooperation with our top experts in several areas of our company.

The trainee programme lasts 18 months for business economists and 24 months for technicians.

VERBUND is launching a trainee programme for IT career starters in 2019 in order to meet the current and future requirements of digitalisation. Within a period of 24 months, each trainee will complete three stations in the various IT areas of the company (IT requirements management, agile software development, network technology, etc.).

Applications can be made now!


VERBUND employees tell about their VERBUND trainee programme

from left to right: VERBUND employees David Giefing, Thomas Kropf and Martin Fink  

Successful career start

"Since I wanted to start a career in the energy sector after attaining my degree, I applied for the trainee programme at VERBUND. We were offered various courses, a personal development programme and power plant tours. That was really great. And I profited tremendously from the tasks in the three different trainee stations. In this way I was able to get to know several departments and companies within a short time and establish both professional and personal contacts. I warmly recommend the programme as a career start for any energy fan."

Thomas Kropf, Energy, Traffic and Environmental Management graduate and VERBUND employee

Stimulating and demanding approach

"From the very beginning as a trainee, I was intensely involved as a team member. In my three stations I very quickly had the opportunity to put my theoretical knowledge into practice and to garner further experience. I also continue to learn from my colleagues, who are all top experts in their areas. This – and the continually new tasks – repeatedly made the trainee programme exciting for me. Of course it's also very important to be proactive about the choice of each station. This stimulating and demanding approach pervades the whole programme. It was really good for me, because to a large extent I was able to design the programme the way I wanted it."

Martin Fink, Mechanical Engineering graduate and VERBUND employee

Perfect opportunity to explore individual interests

"After attaining my degree as an industrial engineer, I didn't really know which area I wanted to work in. The VERBUND trainee programme looked to me like a good opportunity to sound out my true interests and to get to know a large company with its various fields. Right at the start, managers were assigned as my mentors, and I was able to profit from the experiences of my colleagues in the individual departments as well. In this way I was quickly able to get my bearings in the company. A big plus of the programme is the many interesting training courses. Here you have the opportunity to get to know colleagues from all parts of the corporation, and above all also the other trainees. As a consequence, I formed acquaintances and friendships which support me not only in professional but also in private interests."

David Giefing, Industrial Engineering/Mechanical Engineering graduate and VERBUND employee