This year, Austrian Airlines once again took on new apprentices in its technical operations. The 21 young people began their vocational training at the beginning of September 2023 and have now been officially welcomed by board member Francesco Sciortino.
According to Austrian Airlines, this year - in direct comparison to the previous year - they were able to fill almost twice as many apprenticeships. There are a total of five women among the new apprentices, one of them is Andrea Aschauer from the Mödling district. “I was always interested in technology. I chose Austrian Airlines because it’s not an everyday apprenticeship – not everyone has the chance to work on an airplane,” she says.
Together with the other apprentices, Andrea Aschauer completes the 3,5-year training in the area of “mechatronics manufacturing technology” in the company’s own training workshop. The apprentices get involved and, in addition to theoretical training, also complete “on-the-job training” in the specialist workshops and in aircraft maintenance, produce mechatronic components and gain knowledge in metal processing.
“The training and support of young people has a long tradition at Austrian and is close to our hearts. With our apprentices, we bring young talent and innovative strength into our company,” says COO Francesco Sciortino. The company has been training apprentices for over 25 years.