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Austrian specialists are highly qualified, motivated and very loyal. The dual apprenticeship system combines school and business and facilitates practice-oriented learning.

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Highly motivated
and superbly qualified

Investors appreciate the specialist skills and the comprehensive basic knowledge of Austrian employees.



The dual training system in apprenticeships and advanced technical colleges teaches practice-oriented skills. Training and requirements are tailored to one another in close collaboration with companies. Employees here are highly motivated and loyal; on average, they stay around ten years at a company.

public and private universities
63 %
of young adults in Austria have a secondary level II qualification
courses available at universities of applied sciences
graduates completed a degree at an Austrian university or university of applied sciences in 2020.

Did you know...

At the 2021 EuroSkills, Austria was able to defend second place in the medals table for the fourth time, with 33 medals. The Austrian apprentices scored points, e.g. in concrete construction, web development, agricultural and construction machine technology and fashion technology.

...that Austria’s young specialists regularly win international awards?

Digital skills
for industry

Austria’s universities and universities of applied sciences have the right programmes.



The current digitalisation challenges of companies are taken into account by new offerings from the universities, universities of applied sciences or the Austrian Institute of Technology in areas such as artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, bioinformatics, cyber security, data science or power electronics. 

Did you know...

The training of apprentices is done in a practice-oriented manner both in the company and at the accompanying vocational school (“dual training”). An apprenticeship lasts two to four years depending on the selected apprenticeship profession and concludes with the final apprenticeship examination.

...that there are more than 200 apprenticeship professions in Austria?
“Coding” is one of them!

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