New apprentices keep VERBUND going

05.09.2022Ybbs, Persenbeug-Gottsdorf

A total of 22 apprentices, including 4 women, are starting their dual professional training at VERBUND's Ybbs-Persenbeug training site today.

VERBUND traditionally marks the first day of training with the festive presentation of the apprenticeship contracts. Michael Amerer, managing director of VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH and president of the Lower Austrian Landtag, Karl Moser, welcomed the 22 new apprentices together with the head of the apprentice workshop, Robert Nußbaummüller. Over four years of training, they will complete apprenticeships in electrical engineering and metals technology in Ybbs. 

“We place great importance on the practical aspects: our apprentices learn from their colleagues on site in the power plant from the 2nd year of training. The excellent pass rate and the wealth of awards for our graduates proves the quality of the apprenticeship,” says Michael Amerer, managing director of VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH, at the festive presentation of the apprenticeship contracts.

President of the LA Landtag, Karl Moser, standing in for Provincial Governor Johanna Mikl-Leitner:
“We are delighted about the training opportunities for our young people at VERBUND. The entire region benefits from high-quality training sites and workplaces. What particularly inspires us is investments in sustainable electricity generation because this is the key to the future.”

A total of 48 apprentices, including 7 woman, are starting their training at the VERBUND locations of Ybbs-Persenbeug (LA), Kaprun (Salzburg) and Töging am Inn (Bavaria) this year.

Successful final examination

The apprentice cohort for 2018-2022 at Ybbs-Persenbeug is justifiably proud: The future power plant workers are delighted with the total of 20 “Distinctions” and 3 “Merits” in the final examinations of the apprenticeships in Electrical Engineering and Metals Technology.  

Expansion project at the Ybbs-Persenbeug site

The dual vocational training at the Ybbs-Persenbeug site will be made even more attractive by the new building. VERBUND is investing in a modern and energy-efficient facility for 40 apprentices and training rooms in a new building on the Danube. The ground-breaking ceremony will take place on 11 November 2022.

Two professions, one apprenticeship

Starting out at VERBUND as an apprentice creates development opportunities for later on in professional life. The double apprenticeship forms a solid basis: in 4 years the future skilled workers are trained as electrical engineers and metal technicians. The apprentices are trained in the apprentice workshops in Kaprun, Ybbs and Töging in Bavaria. Maximum value is placed on theoretical knowledge being put to immediate use – ideally in one of VERBUND's 129 power plants. Other apprentices and experienced supervisors create a positive environment, which also includes joint leisure activities. The graduation rate of the training workshop is 100% and demonstrates the outstanding vocational training provided at VERBUND.
The new apprentices in Ybbs-Persenbeug with the training team and the guests of honour


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