If you're looking for variety, have a passion for thinking ahead, and want to carve out a career for yourself, welcome to WINTERSTEIGER! Welcome to an international company that's based in Upper Austria but active all over the world. Say 'Bonjour' to a machine and plant engineering concern that's world number one in three of its four business areas. Or 'Ciao' to an SME with a high production depth and a fascinating variety of products. In a nutshell: Welcome to an employer who simply offers you more opportunities. Let's work together and transform needs into solutions!

WINTERSTEIGER is renowned as a company with high demands. After all, our mission is nothing less than to transform the needs of customers from across a wide variety of sectors into perfect solutions. Which is why we research, develop, and produce to the highest possible standards. Which is why we work exclusively with the very latest tools, processes, and structures. Which is why we need the very best people. People like you.

Common values for joint success

Future employees like you know that a highly diversified company such as WINTERSTEIGER simply offers more opportunities for your personal development. And that individual success is always a matter of common values, teamwork, and an open-minded attitude towards new ideas. 


Furthermore, you justifiably expect your future employer to use online tools to keep you fully informed, even during the decision phase. This is the task we're dedicating ourselves to in this section of the website. It's for school leavers, students, young professionals, and anyone who already has some professional experience. 


You've nothing to lose!

For WINTERSTEIGER, every application is hugely important. Including yours. After all, by submitting your application you're signaling a fundamental willingness to engage with us in plotting your future career path. This is a vote of confidence that we greatly appreciate. From our standpoint, we too have an idea of how the two of us might develop and the direction we could take. It's our values that will point the way. Firm beliefs that as far as we're concerned are non-negotiable. 

How does the application process work?

Once you've sent us your application, you can expect an initial response from us within two weeks. If it's positive, this is then what happens:

1. Job interview

It'll soon become clear during the first interview whether we're a good match. You'll experience a discussion in a pleasant atmosphere and on equal terms.

2. Second interview

If the first interview looks promising, you'll be invited back for a second, where we'll go into much more detail. You'll learn about WINTERSTEIGER in its entirety and get to know your future department and colleagues.

3. Discuss contract of employment

In the third stage of the process we really get down to the nitty-gritty and discuss your contract of employment. We'll go through the contract with you point-by-point and answer any outstanding questions.

You have to be with us to grow with us!

With our four divisions and the high production depth, WINTERSTEIGER not only offers a huge variety of career perspectives, it also offers attractive entry opportunities. Regardless of whether you're a school leaver, a student, a young professional, or someone who already has some professional experience: everyone who joins us is involved right from day one and benefits from simply more opportunities.


Apprentices at WINTERSTEIGER get their professional careers off to a flying start. Fueled by a sophisticated training concept that opens doors to the future in both a professional and personal sense. 


Students use their internships to gain valuable experience and useful career pointers. Practical skills add to their knowledge, whether as part of a work placement, a dual study course, and/or a thesis.

Young professionals

Young professionals come to us to start their careers and rapidly find themselves realizing their potential.

More experienced pros

More experienced pros will discover new ways at WINTERSTEIGER of furthering their development and igniting the next stage of their careers.


Welcome Aboard!

A good start is a job half done, as Aristotle might have said. If nothing else, getting off on the right foot in our company establishes a solid foundation for a long and successful partnership. So it's for this reason that we've prepared a structured, three-part onboarding process for you, which comprises the following:

Hello to the WINTERSTEIGER Welcome Day

The Welcome Day always takes place on the first working day of the month. Ideally, this will also be your first day with us. You'll learn about some important organizational matters, receive your onboarding folder, clear up any outstanding questions and much more besides. Your line manager will also be there to meet you, as will your mentor, who'll be by your side for about 3 months.

Start of the WINTERSTEIGER Induction Week

The Induction Week begins on the day after the Welcome Day. Your roadmap through this week takes the form of an induction schedule comprising some mandatory and some voluntary training sessions. 


On the Company Day, you'll be welcomed by a member of the Management Board and then given an overview of the divisions, markets, and strategy of WINTERSTEIGER. By the end of the day, you'll know everything there is to know about our company and will finally be ready for take-off!

Simply because more is possible

It's easier to predict the future if you're helping to shape it. At WINTERSTEIGER, you'll get the support you need and the freedom you require. This naturally applies to every phase of your life that's impacted by your decision to join us. Irrespective of whether you're an apprentice, a school leaver, a student, a young professional, or someone who already has some professional experience. What you can always rely on from WINTERSTEIGER as an employer is to be motivated and encouraged to see the bigger picture, in other words to simply expect more:

No matter what your role is at WINTERSTEIGER, our wide range of activities means that no one day is like any other. Take our service engineers, for example: they travel all over the world, using their skills and knowledge to solve all sorts of complex problems. 

To help your talents and interests to flourish, WINTERSTEIGER gives you as much freedom as possible to fulfill your remit as you see fit.

As an Austrian SME with four different divisions and an international focus, WINTERSTEIGER provides the perfect backdrop for you to develop your technical and managerial potential. 

Our structured talent management process will nurture your individual strengths. After passing through the selection procedure, you'll have the opportunity to use the WINTERSTEIGER Support Program to focus on the development of your career in line with your special talents and accelerate its progress.

Non-stop development along the right track is the secret to lasting success. This is true for both you as a person and us as a company. And it's why WINTERSTEIGER places such a huge amount of emphasis on individual training and professional development. Which makes this a good moment for a tip: to further your career aspirations, take advantage of the range of third-party courses on offer, our own internal program in the WINTERSTEIGER Academy, and our structured talent management process! 

As a top employer, WINTERSTEIGER fosters a good working environment. And in this regard, it's our benefits that make a real contribution, as we see them as an additional reward for your outstanding performance.

Career paths – as colorful as life itself

At WINTERSTEIGER, you don't have to stay in one department for years – we promote you and your strengths. If you want to change your career, there are SIMPLY MORE OPPORTUNITIES. The best examples are colleagues who confirm this.

Peter Hofpointner

SEEDMECH Sales Manager in Salt Lake City, USA


"I began my career at WINTERSTEIGER in March 2002 as an unskilled worker, after dropping out of polytechnic college halfway through my second year. I was able to start my apprenticeship as a mechatronics engineer in August, and I went on to complete my training with distinction after 3 ½ years.

Emanuel Miskovic

From mechanical engineering apprentice to the support team for Easyrent rental software


“I started with the Matura high school leaver's exam in the second year of my apprenticeship, and I was firmly convinced that this fantastic professional development was the way to advance my career.

Marlene Gründlinger

Targeting an accounting career even while still an office clerk apprentice


“At the end of April 2021, after my third year at college, I quickly turned to accounting. I was immediately involved, mostly taking on work from a colleague who startet her parental leave. 

Emanuel Mayringer

SPORTS Area Sales Manager & Key Account Manager Racing


"I started my apprentice not completely by choice, but the fascination of skiing in an international company already appealed to me as a 15-year old boy and was my motivation. 

Simply the best employer

Institutions recognize the creative ideas and innovative strategies that we use to provide the best possible working conditions and career opportunities for all our apprentices and employees:


  • 2023: Kronen Zeitung: Most popular apprenticeship companies in industry
  • 2022: "INEO" Award of WKO Upper Austria for the exemplary commitment in apprenticeship training
  • 2021: KURIER award as a popular employer in the category "industry" 
  • 2020: "Top Employer" award from trend, kununu, and Statista
  • 2020: Award for family-friendly company, "berufundfamilie" category [career and family]
  • 2019: "" seal of approval as a top employer
  • 2019: "Top Employer" award from trend, kununu, and Statista
  • 2018: "HR-Award" in bronze for outstanding ideas and innovative projects in the category: Strategy, Leadership, and Personnel Development
  • 2017: "Top Employer" award from trend, kununu, and Statista
  • 2013, 2016, and 2019: "INEO" award from the Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce [WKO ÖO] for the exemplary commitment to apprenticeships