Professional careers start here! Time for apprentices to join the world market leader

ApprenticesTwelve new apprentices recently joined Wintersteiger. Pictured here (from right): CEO Florestan von Boxberg; Monique Fiedler, Johann Hattinger, and Christian Scharnböck (all apprentice trainers); CFO Harold Kostka.

August 16 marked the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of 12 young men and women, as they started their apprenticeships at WINTERSTEIGER AG. They will be trained in either electrical systems engineering, metal technology, office logistics, or internal logistics.


Simply more opportunities.

The young apprentices have a lot to look forward to: WINTERSTEIGER develops and produces a wide variety of machines for ski services, field trials equipment, and thin-cutting at the Ried site, thereby providing the basis for comprehensive training that opens up a range of career options. Thanks to the extremely international nature of the company – its export share amounts tomore than90 % – WINTERSTEIGER apprentices also have more opportunities to explore the world. As of their third year of training or from the age of 18, they have the option of accompanying colleagues abroad to assist in customer service visits. In seminars, external trainers teach teamwork, presentation skills, personal and project management, and much more to make sure that the specialists of tomorrow are ideally prepared for all the challenges involved in a professional career.


New training workshop: more space and even more practice.

There will be a new workshop for the apprentices in mid-2022, when they will move into a new building that is currently under construction on the company site. The larger premises will have enough room for all the machines required for production: lathes, milling machines, punching machines, welding machines, etc. In the future, the idea is that the training workshop will manufacture individual parts – e.g., for prototype building – that are required at short notice. Dr. Florestan von Boxberg, CEO of WINTERSTEIGER, explains that “this makes it possible to better integrate our apprentices into what we do and intensify the relationship between training and practice. The new training workshop is in the ideal location for this. It will be home to prototype construction for harvesters and seeders; meanwhile engineering work for ski service and thin-cutting takes place just opposite in the two neighboring buildings.”


The new workshop features a large seminar room for theoretical training that the apprentices can also use for studying together, either in preparation for technical college and the final apprenticeship exam, or for their higher school-leaving certificate. WINTERSTEIGER apprentices have the opportunity to take advantage of this offer from their second year of training – and they are often very grateful for it. With more than 50 apprentices, WINTERSTEIGER is one of the region's largest employers with an apprenticeship scheme.