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Graphic shows ENGEL apprentices in front of an injection moulding machine

Apprentices at ENGEL

ENGEL accompanies and supports you at the start of your professional career. As Austria's largest machine manufacturer, it is important to us to pass on our know-how to the next generation. Your talents and enthusiasm are important to us. You will already start producing workpieces for the ongoing production in the apprentice workshop.

Benefits for Apprentices

Global Apprenticeship Training

We train apprentices in Austria, Germany, China and the Czech Republic. The best have the chance to gain valuable experience abroad.

Training and Further Education

In addition to your vocational training, you can also complete high school (Matura) and numerous further education courses.

Performance-related Pay

Apprentices receive additional bonuses for special achievements in training, school or competitions.

ENGEL Apprenticeships: The Professions we Offer

You can only really use your talents if you choose a profession that suits you. Flexibility and willingness to learn pave the way for a successful professional life. At ENGEL you can become an expert in your chosen profession and progress according to your skills and strengths.

Mechatronics - automation technology
Graphic shows apprentice mechatronics automation technician

As a mechatronics technician, you bring together mechanical and electronic parts, components and systems. You connect machines (hardware) with electrical and electronic components (software). You put systems into operation, set their functions, program and operate them. This requires manual dexterity, good problem-solving and combination skills, computer skills and technical understanding.
Duration: 3.5 years
Vocational school: 3 x 10 and 1 x 5 weeks in Linz

Metal technology - machining technology
Graphic shows apprentice metal technician in machining technology

As a metal technician in machining technology, you are involved in the planning, production and processing of workpieces: Drilling, milling, turning, filing or grinding. Your task is to transfer a CAD design drawing into a production programme and to manufacture the planned workpiece using a CNC machine tool. If you are fascinated by metal and work accurately and neatly, this is the profession for you.
Duration: 3.5 years
Vocational school: 3 x 10 and 1 x 5 weeks in Steyr

Metal Technology - Mechanical Engineering Technology
Graphic shows apprentice metal technician in mechanical engineering technology

As a metal technician in mechanical engineering, you assemble machines and production plants and manufacture spare parts. You assemble various individual parts into a functional whole, check and adjust the machine and put it into operation. You are also responsible for maintenance and repair: As a mechanical engineering technician, you work in a broad field of activity, in factory halls and on construction sites.
Duration: 3.5 years
Vocational school: 3 x 10 and 1 x 5 weeks in Schärding

Plastics technology
Graphic shows apprentice in plastics technology

As a plastics technician, you acquire a sound knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of plastics. Your job is to operate machinery and production facilities, develop manufacturing processes and work out testing methods. Your field of work is therefore very broad and ranges from consulting, testing, research, development and production to business management activities.
Duration: 4 years
Vocational school: 4 x 10 weeks in Steyr

Materials engineering
Graphic shows materials technology apprentice

As a materials technician, you take samples and carry out and document test procedures to improve the material properties. You test the materials for their hardness, resilience and heat resistance, for example. This can be done by elongation, compression and tensile tests or also by non-destructive methods such as microscopy, X-ray and ultrasound.
Duration: 3.5 years
Vocational school: 3 x 10 and 1 x 4 weeks in Knittelfeld, Styria

Mechanical engineering design
Graphic shows apprentice mechanical engineering designer

As a design engineer specialising in mechanical engineering, you design, plan and build systems. Creativity and an excellent technical understanding are required here. It's all about perfectly implementing customer wishes and finding an optimal solution. You work in development, design or in production preparation and use special CAD software programs for calculation, drawing and simulation.
Duration: 4 years
Vocational school: 4 x 10 weeks in Linz

Operating logistics
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As an operational logistician, you are responsible for ensuring that the right goods are at the right place in the right quantity and quality at the right time and at the right cost. You organise the work processes and document them. Your work area is an important interface between the warehouse and administration as well as between suppliers, production and customers of your company.
Duration: 3 years
Vocational school: 3 x 10 weeks in Ried im Innkreis

Application development - Coding
Graphic shows training in application development coding

As an application developer, you work out system requirements and programme the corresponding applications. User-friendliness plays an important role. You analyse data and implement data security measures. In addition, you set up interfaces, carry out tests and correct errors. Your tasks also include training users and maintaining the applications.
Duration: 4 years
Vocational school: 4 x 10 weeks in Linz

Information Technology - Operating Technology
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As an IT technician, it is up to you to advise your customers or your company on IT and to take care of the existing communication technologies in the best possible way. This includes setting up, installing, configuring, testing and maintaining computers and peripheral devices. You are also responsible for selecting and supporting hardware and software solutions. You also read technical documentation and train users.
Duration: 3.5 years
Vocational school: 3 x 10 and 1 x 7 weeks in Linz

Dual Academy - mechatronics (automation technology)
Graphic shows Dual Academy for mechatronics automation technology

The Dual Academy offers practice-oriented training for all high school graduates and those changing careers. The training period is shorter than the classic apprenticeship. Mechatronics is the interface between mechanics, electronics and information technology. You create construction drawings on the computer, produce components, put machines into operation and are at our customers’ sites during assembly work. In addition to manual skills, you also need good communication skills.
Duration: 2.5 years

Dual Academy - purchasing
Graphic shows training Dual Academy for purchasing

The Dual Academy offers practice-oriented training for all high school graduates and those changing careers. The training period is shorter than the classic apprenticeship. As a purchaser, you determine the demand for goods, obtain offers and order the goods. With your product and technical knowledge, you find the most favourable purchasing options. Commercial interest, organisational talent, a confident manner, communication skills and mathematical understanding are essential here.
Duration: 2 years

What Our Employees Say
Picture shows mechanical engineering designer at ENGEL Austria

Being the best female apprentice in a technical apprenticeship in 2015: I am still proud of that today. After my apprenticeship at ENGEL, I got a permanent job as a design engineer. I feel very comfortable. I am challenged and supported here.

Sara Brandstetter, mechanical design engineer at ENGEL Austria
Picture shows apprentice trainer for electrical engineering at ENGEL Austria

Because I performed well during my apprenticeship, I was allowed to complete an internship abroad at ENGEL in China. I then became a global apprenticeship trainer and am now studying part-time. ENGEL supports me in achieving my goals.

Christoph Anibas, apprentice trainer for electrical engineering at ENGEL Austria
Picture shows Head of Global Apprenticeship Training at ENGEL
Do you want to start an apprenticeship at ENGEL?

Then apply now.

We would be happy to arrange an individual online information session. I look forward to your enquiry. Mail to werner.wurm@engel.at or phone +43 50 620-75012.