Apprentices start Vorarlberg

Gebrüder Weiss starts the new training year with very pleasing numbers: 105 young people are starting their training at the international logistics group in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland (2022: 95), meaning that most of the available spots have been taken. The logistics company would be able to take on another 22 in the course of the training year.

"We are proud to be able to welcome so many motivated and talented apprentices again this year; people who want to help shape the future of logistics," says Monika Mandl, Head of Human Resources Development at Gebrüder Weiss. While the work to find suitable apprentices has increased, in here opinion it is worth taking the time to contact potential applicants by means of many different communication channels, platforms and collaborations.

Career prospects at Gebrüder Weiss are very good as the company is on a steady path of growth, most recently in south Germany, but also internationally. The company’s employees are at the heart of its continued success. This explains the particular importance attached by the logistics company to the in-depth training it gives to its apprentices. The aim is for them to remain at the company for a long time, where they can further develop in line with their interests and skills. An approach that has proven its worth and resulted in many blossoming careers in the company.

"Personal attributes such as origin, age or the like are of no relevance when it comes to making an application. What’s important is that the person in question fits into our corporate culture and wants to shake things up with us. We see the diversity of our employees as the basis for the innovative power and performance of Gebrüder Weiss," Mandl states.

Gebrüder Weiss currently has a total of 320 apprentices at 39 locations in the D-A-CH region, training a further 32 young people in Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary. The logistics company also offers fast-track training following high-school graduation ("Matura") to become a freight forwarding agent or a company logistics agent through the Dual Academy. Five trainees are currently making use of this option.