VERBUND is looking for trainees in Upper Austria

30.10.2013Upper Austria

Application period begins for coveted double apprenticeship at VERBUND

VERBUND, Austria's leading electricity company and operator of the Danube power plants in Upper Austria, is once more looking for new trainees for the academic year 2014/2015. The electricity company is offering a double apprenticeship scheme in electronics and metal working as well as in electronics and electronic engineering for girls and boys in the four Upper Austrian Danube power plants. Moreover, VERBUND is looking for trainees in surveying technology. The practical training will take place directly in one of the four power plants- Aschach, Ottensheim-Wilhering, Abwinden-Asten or Wallsee-Mitterkirchen- as well as in one of the most modern trainee centres in Austria, in Ybbs-Persenbeug. The requirements to obtain a much coveted apprenticeship are a school-leavers certificate as well as good grades. In November 2013 and January 2014 there will be the possibility to come along for a taster day at the training centre.

VERBUND has trained over 2000 trainees since 1948. The company takes on around 40 trainees every year for different locations in Austria. Trainees are trained in surveying technology, electronics and metal working as well as in electronics and electrical engineering. At the moment, 13 girls are completing apprenticeships at the VERBUND power plants all over Austria. There are apprenticeship placements still available for 2014/2015 in the Danube power plants in Upper Austria.

The Most Modern Training Centre in Austria

The VERBUND training centre for Upper Austrian trainees is located at the Danube power plant of Ybbs-Persenbeug, one of the most modern training centres in Austria. The best educated teachers motivate the trainees- from the first day of training till the final exams. In the past, VERBUND trainees have already received many awards and have always occupied the top places in the last trainee competitions of the Chamber of Commerce.

Every year, for ten weeks of their apprenticeship, trainees successfully complete various modules in the vocational school. In the first year they receive practical training in the best-equipped VERBUND training centres of Ybbs-Persenbeug, Kaprun and Töging. Our trainees gather concrete experience in our VERBUND power plant starting in the second year already.

Requirements to Attain an Apprenticeship at VERBUND

Requirements to obtain a much coveted apprenticeship placement at VERBUND are a school-leavers certificate as well as good grades. In addition, VERBUND expects those who are interested in applying to be self-motivated and ready to perform, to be team players and flexible. After a successful online application, which will include a CV, letter of motivation as well as copies of the school leaving certificate and school reports from the last 5 school years up until the last attended school year, young applicants have to pass a theoretical and a practical test as well as a personal interview, before being accepted onto the scheme.

Interested young applicants can find detailed information including a video for trainees at: under "Starte Deinen Lehrberuf" (Start your Apprenticeship).

Taster Days at the Training Centre Ybbs-Persenbeug

For girls and boys who are interested, this presents an opportunity to build your own picture of the training centre and of VERBUND. We offer two taster days: 7 November 2013 and 16 January 2014, (link to the calendar of events).

Find all you need to know about the Danube power plants and the Danube in Upper Austria under these links: and and


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