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Apprenticeship at AVL

Fancy a Future? Are you flexible, do you like to work independently, do you have no problem taking on responsibility and are you willing to learn new things? Then you've come to the right place!

You can now set the course for a successful professional future and choose an apprenticeship in one of the most innovative companies in the world - learn from the best and do an apprenticeship at AVL.

For us, an apprenticeship is more than just vocational training. The internal training and development of experts is an essential part of our human resources strategy and an extremely important building block in terms of securing our long-term corporate success.

Competent, experienced instructors will accompany you in developing your talents, building up your expertise and further developing your personality. In addition, a comprehensive training program awaits you, with language courses (English), the possibility of a stay abroad, a multi-level health program or attendance at Matura courses - partly during working hours - on a voluntary basis. Have we aroused your interest?

Your future is waiting for you - come and get it!

At AVL there are numerous opportunities to realize your ideas and develop them in an innovative professional environment. Choose from one of the 10 apprenticeships that we currently offer at our location in Graz.

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Application Developer – Coding

For anyone who is passionate about computer software development.

Metal Technician - Mechanical Engineering
Metal Technician – Mechanical Engineering

For all those who like to work practically and quickly understand technical contexts.

Metal Technician - Machining
Metal Technician – Machining

For all those who appreciate precise work on computer-controlled machines.

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Office Management Assistant

For all those who see communication and versatility as their personal strength.

Electrical Technician
Electrical Technician

For all those who see their main talent in the field of technology, mathematics and logic.

IT Technician
IT Technician

For all who are passionate about network technology and hardware configuration.

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Automotive Technician – System Electronics

For all those who think of cars in terms of highly complex safety technologies and electronics.

Apprenticeship - Mechatronics Technician
Design – Mechanical Engineering

For everyone with a strong technical and spatial imagination.

Apprenticeship - Operations Logistics Officer
Operations Logistics Officer

For all those who like structured, precise and process-oriented work.

Apprenticeship - Draftsman/woman
Technical Draftsman/Draftswoman

For all those who like precise, accurate work and who have a good spatial sense.

AVL has been developing specialists for several decades and is in terms of apprentice training one of the top companies in Austria. The apprenticeship training at AVL has already received several awards. These awards are special seals of quality in the field of training young people and show the contribution that the company is making to the future - of young people and of Austria as a business location.

  • State-approved training company ( seal of approval since 2013)
  • State Award „Beste Lehrbetriebe – Fit for Future“ (2015)
  • Great Place to work (2018-2019)
  • „Stars of Styria“ - top apprenticeship graduates (awarded annually since 2007)
  • EQAMOB: European quality assurance for in company learning mobility (seal of quality since 2017)

What do we expect from you?

  • Organizational enthusiasm
  • Logical thinking skills
  • Team and communication skills
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Reliability and customer orientation

And if you want to apply for a technical apprenticeship:

  • Mathematical understanding
  • Skilled craftsmanship
  • Spatial imagination
  • Accurate working

What do we offer?

With the appropriate commitment and willingness, you can really take off with us. A wide selection of different functions at the Graz location offers you many options for your professional specialization. In all phases of your apprenticeship, you will receive support from our highly skilled instructors, who will always be there for you professionally, methodically and personally.

You can also expect:

  • A pleasant, collegial working atmosphere in which your performance is assessed fairly
  • A varied vocational training in one of the most exciting industries
  • Comprehensive basic training in our apprentice workshop (“Lehrwerkstätte”) – for all technical professions
  • A rotation program through several departments
  • Prospects that extend beyond the apprenticeship period
  • Rewards for special achievements (vouchers, days off, special payments)
  • Internships abroad and excursions
  • Apprenticeship cooperation with partners from industry and business
  • A multi-level health program and sports activities (e.g. apprentice sports day)
  • Apprenticeship with Matura - preparatory courses for German and English from the 2nd apprenticeship year onwards in-house, partly during working hours

 In addition to a top professional training, you will also receive a wide range of benefits and advantages as an apprentice.  

Newcomer Week

Right at the start of your apprenticeship, you will also get to know the other apprentices and the company better. With a personal setting and an individual schedule, we make it easier for you to settle in at AVL.

Internships Abroad

As an international company, we support you to gain work experience outside of Austria - if you want to. We support you in finding the ideal area and the ideal country for your internship, help you with planning and processing and even take over the costs for it, up to 100%.

Apprenticeship with Matura

During your apprenticeship, you can also complete the Matura. We offer preparatory courses for German and English, which take place partly during working hours and partly in your free time - always on Mondays from 3 to 8 pm. All courses take place on our premises.

Bonus Payments

Good grades at school pay off, dedication and good performance are rewarded. "Excellent" and "good" successes at vocational school (Berufsschule) and in the final apprenticeship examination (Lehrabschlussprüfung) are rewarded with bonus payments.

Canteen and Food

At the Graz site, there are currently two canteens where fresh food is prepared daily and four menus and a varied salad buffet are offered at reduced staff prices. As far as products are concerned, we focus on regional food and beverages from Austria (often from Styria) and the increased use of organic food.

Further Education and Coaching

We want to prepare you for your career in the best possible way and have developed a comprehensive training program for this purpose. In addition to training in the areas of personality and communication, the program includes English courses and theoretical lessons for technical apprenticeships, that prepare you for vocational school or the final apprenticeship exam.

Health and Sports

Our "Smart & Fit through your apprenticeship" program, which was specially designed for our apprentices, is about acquiring health skills in the areas of activity, nutrition, mental, physical and stress and then applying them in the form of a health project. You also have the opportunity to join one of the more than 30 AVL company sports clubs at any time.

Further Benefits and Social Services

  • AVL Health and Culture Fund - partial reimbursement of costs for cultural events (cinema, concerts, etc.) and health activities
  • 80% travel allowance (for weekly, monthly, half-yearly and annual tickets as well as climate tickets for public transportation)
  • Recovery allowance (e.g. financial support after serious illness)
  • AVL Corporate Benefits Portal: staff discount for over 250 top brands (products, services, etc.)
  • Many special conditions for AVL employees in various shops in and around Graz
  • Holiday campaigns by HR and AVL works council
  • Parking spaces for employees
  • Special holidays (change of residence, marriage, birth, death)
  • Company celebrations (e.g. Christmas party, Oktoberfest or summer party etc.)
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Application Process

Have you decided to start a successful professional future with an apprenticeship at AVL? Then here are a few tips for you on how best to go about it:

  1. First of all take your time find out which of the offered professions match with your interests, ideas and talents.
  2. Create a user profile in the AVL job portal. Important: Please fill in all the fields and provide all the necessary documents (letter of application, CV and copies of your last two school reports). This is important so that we can process your application.
  3. We do not have fixed deadlines for applications - they will be reviewed until all positions are filled.
  4. If you are selected, you will in a first step be invited to take an entrance test (based on your knowledge from school). After this test, there will also be a personal interview so that we can get to know you personally.
  5. If you are shortlisted, we will in a further step invite you to a short "practical check" (1-2 days, depending on the apprenticeship). During this "practical check" you will also have the opportunity to get to know the company better and to learn more about the practical activities of the apprenticeship.
  6. Having passed this step successfully (we have selected you as a candidate for an apprenticeship), you will be offered an apprenticeship contract. If you are under 18,  the contract must be signed also by your parents (or legal guardians).

Then you have made it! On your first working day (always the first Monday in October), we then welcome all newcomers with a "Newcomer Week", which is intended to help all new apprentices get to know the company and the other colleagues.

Apprenticeship Compensation

The apprentice income at AVL is based on the collective agreement for companies in the automotive industry. An increase is always linked to the annual collective agreement negotiations in autumn.

This is what you earn as an apprentice at AVL (as of 1.11.2023)

  Table 1 Table 2*
Year 1 1,000 € 1,218.34 €
Year 2 1,182.65 € 1,502.68 €
Year 3 1,546.13 € 1,841.04 €
Year 4 2,028.95 € 2,130.53 €

*Maturity examination (Matura) or completed 18 years of age before starting apprenticeship

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