Training to become a power plant operator in Mellach

Do you want to work in Austria’s most powerful power plant? Complete professional training with excellent opportunities for the future? Work in a unique workplace?

Then be inspired and convince yourself of our training to become a power plant operator in the area of electrical engineering and metals technology in Mellach, Styria.

How good a fit are we for you?

  • Are you inquisitive and want to learn something new every day? Master new challenges that you are proud of?

    Spirit of discovery

    Are you inquisitive and want to learn something new every day? Master new challenges that you are proud of?

  • Do you want to make an important contribution to grid stability in Austria? Do you dare do that and take the opportunity?

    Courage

    Do you want to make an important contribution to grid stability in Austria? Do you dare do that and take the opportunity?

  • Would you like to bring all your skills and talents to bear? Collaborate on enabling the energy transition?

    Potential

    Would you like to bring all your skills and talents to bear? Collaborate on enabling the energy transition?

  • Do you work really accurately because your safety and the well-being of other people are important to you? Are you patient and consistent? Are you always dependable?

    Precision

    Do you work really accurately because your safety and the well-being of other people are important to you? Are you patient and consistent? Are you always dependable?

  • Do challenges inspire you? Is quitting an alien concept for you? Would you like to help shape the energy future with an experienced team?

    Endurance

    Do challenges inspire you? Is quitting an alien concept for you? Would you like to help shape the energy future with an experienced team?

  • Are you good with your hands and get stuck in when help is needed? Are you good at implementing tasks?

    Hands and mind

    Are you good with your hands and get stuck in when help is needed? Are you good at implementing tasks?

  • Are you a team player that others can blindly rely upon? Are you ready to make your contribution?

    Cooperation

    Are you a team player that others can blindly rely upon? Are you ready to make your contribution?

  • Do you want to do something meaningful and valuable for yourself and society? Would you like to support the security of supply in Austria with us?

    Mission

    Do you want to do something meaningful and valuable for yourself and society? Would you like to support the security of supply in Austria with us?

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#vorangehen (#proceed) – embark on your future with energy! 
Become an apprentice at VERBUND in the field of electrical engineering and metals technology in a thermal power plant.

Current apprenticeships 09/2022

To the apprenticeship

For me, #vorangehen (#proceed) means...

Discovering new perspectives every day.

Lena Sophie, apprentice in electrical engineering and metals technology at the Fernitz-Mellach power plant

Training to become a power plant operator at the Fernitz-Mellach site

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VERBUND job story: Power plant operator in “electrical engineering” at the Fernitz-Mellach site

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VERBUND job story: Power plant operator in “metals technology” at the Fernitz-Mellach site

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Proceeding with responsibility.
If not us, then who?

We want more. For Austria, for our customers, for us. If someone is to shape the future, then let it be us.
So let’s go forwards together! Each of us. After all, we’re VERBUND. Is that courageous? No, it’s the right thing to do! Let’s take care of the security of supply together.

VERBUND is Austria’s leading energy company. We supply the entire country with our electricity and are leading the energy transition. Our modern combined cycle gas turbine power plant at the location in Mellach in Styria is a highly efficient thermal power plant. The power plant is used to stabilise the grid and supply district heating, and is ready to step into action when solar and wind power plants drop out due to the weather. The location also serves as a bridge to a low-carbon energy future. In the long term, electricity generation will be 100% CO2-free. 

Your mission

Ensure the security of supply in your homeland – and make an important contribution to the security of supply and grid stabilisation. As an apprentice, you’ll play an important role in this.

Our offer

  • We offer you a unique workplace, where you can shape the energy future together with us. Bring your talents to bear and make your very own contribution to the security of supply in Austria.

    A unique workplace

    We offer you a unique workplace, where you can shape the energy future together with us. Bring your talents to bear and make your very own contribution to the security of supply in Austria.

  • You get solid and highly professional training with us. Grab the opportunity - we’re right behind you! It’s how we lay the foundations for your future at VERBUND.

    Professional training

    You get solid and highly professional training with us. Grab the opportunity - we’re right behind you! It’s how we lay the foundations for your future at VERBUND.

  • You are part of a team that counts on you. Your team is like a personal safety net that has your back and which you rely on. In this way, properly functioning working relationships also give rise to friendships.

    A good community

    You are part of a team that counts on you. Your team is like a personal safety net that has your back and which you rely on. In this way, properly functioning working relationships also give rise to friendships.

  • We offer you an exciting and varied job where you can learn from your mistakes and develop personally and professionally. So after you complete your apprenticeship, you can prove yourself in everyday practical deployments and build a career.

    Promotion opportunities

    We offer you an exciting and varied job where you can learn from your mistakes and develop personally and professionally. So after you complete your apprenticeship, you can prove yourself in everyday practical deployments and build a career.

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Your apprenticeship. Your power plant.

Your training in detail

1st year of training:

  • theoretical and practical basic training at the training workshop in Ybbs-Persenbeug and 
  • 12 weeks/year at the Amstetten Vocational College

2nd year of training:

  • Practical training at the Mellach combined cycle gas turbine power plant
  • Modular courses at the training workshop in Ybbs-Persenbeug
  • 12 weeks/year at the Amstetten Vocational College and
  • preparing for the interim examination

3rd and 4th year of training:

  • professional practice at the Mellach combined cycle gas turbine power plant
  • deepening of the knowledge in various training modules at the training workshop in Ybbs-Persenbeug
  • programming and visualisation of complex systems with the latest programmable logic controllers
  • 12 weeks/year at the Amstetten Vocational College and
  • examination preparation for approx. 4-6 weeks (depending on the scope of the examination)


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 their free time 
  • exercises with future tools such as robots and 3D printers

This training will make you fit for the challenge ahead!

With us, you also get:

  • 30 days of holiday and paid time off at Christmas and New Year
  • Accident insurance that protects you both at work and in your free time 
  • A free overnight stay at the training workshop in Ybbs-Persenbeug in our apprentice residence 
  • An allowance for your travel expenses to the training workshop in Ybbs-Persenbeug or the vocational school in Amstetten
  • A bonus for doing well at vocational school and in examinations
  • Allowances for difficult work or high workloads 
  • Hours credited for additional work, which you can flexibly use up under our flexitime model 
  • Many other social services, such as a Christmas allowance, discounted lunch, and 2 days of special holiday when you pass your final examination 

Your training remuneration

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


Would you like to have a taster?

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.

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