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There are many different routes to a professional career. The right one for you is your own chosen path. At BMW Group Plant Steyr, we offer apprenticeships in a wide range of occupations. In addition to occupational skills, vocational training at BMW focuses on personal development and initiative, as well as flexibility and individual responsibility.

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Apprenticeships at Plant Steyr.

Electrical engineering.

Electricians are responsible for set-up, maintenance and optimisation of production equipment. An important sub-area is control technology, which requires extensive knowledge of electrical and electronic systems. Technical understanding, structured and analytical thinking and a good command of English are required.

What you need for this apprenticeship.

  • Good command of English.
  • Interest in technology, especially production using pneumatic, hydraulic and electronically-controlled systems.
  • Good understanding of design and functioning of technical equipment, flexibility, ability to work in a team and communications skills.
  • Logical thinking, with a systematic, structured approach to problem-solving.
  • School-leaving certificate (“Qualifizierter Hauptschulabschluss).

More details about this apprenticeship.

Duration: 3.5 years.

Vocational school: Gmunden.

Areas of work: Production and maintenance.

Development opportunities: Further specialisation within this field, manufacturing specialist, foreperson, technician.

 

Mechanical engineering.

The work of the mechanical engineering technician ranges from production to set-up to maintenance of technical systems. The focus is on control engineering (pneumatics, hydraulics, electro-pneumatics and electro-hydraulics). Qualifications such as technical understanding and manual dexterity are needed, as well as personal skills, such as the ability to work independently, willingness to take responsibility and cooperation skills.

What you need for this apprenticeship.

  • Good grades in physics; interest in mechanical and systems engineering.
  • Understanding of construction and functioning of technical equipment; technical skills, especially for work requiring attention to detail.
  • Flexibility, visual thinking, precision and stamina.
  • Good with figures – for example, calculating area and volumes.
  • School-leaving certificate (“Qualifizierter Hauptschulabschluss).

More details about this apprenticeship.

Duration: 3.5 years.

Vocational school: Schärding.

Areas of work: Production and maintenance.

Development opportunities: Dedicated apprentices may continue their education to qualify as a foreperson or technician or become an engineer through “second-chance education”.

Mechatronics.

Mechatronics experts specialise in setting up, servicing and optimising production equipment. The training covers all relevant areas of technology and provides state-of-the-art know-how in the fields of electrics, pneumatics, hydraulics and joining technology, as well as metalworking (both manual and mechanical). In addition to technical understanding and manual dexterity, English skills are also required.

What you need for this apprenticeship.

  • Good command of English.
  • Interest in technology, especially production using pneumatic, hydraulic and electronically-controlled systems.
  • Good understanding of construction and functioning of technical equipment; flexibility, ability to work in a team and communications skills.
  • Logical thinking, with a systematic, structured approach to problem-solving.
  • School-leaving certificate.

More details about this apprenticeship.

Duration: 3.5 years.

Vocational school: Linz.

Areas of work: Production and maintenance.

Development opportunities: Further specialisation in this field, manufacturing specialist, foreperson, technician.

MECHATRONICS WITH PRODUCTION ENGINEERING.

Mechatronics technicians with manufacturing technology usually use computer-controlled milling machines or drilling and machining centers to produce dimensionally accurate parts from metals and plastics. They produce parts primarily by milling, but also by turning and drilling with conventional and CNC machines. The maintenance and optimization of production plants is also part of this versatile job. The apprenticeship covers the topics of machining technology, electrics, pneumatics and hydraulics. This work requires a technical understanding and good visual thinking.

What you need for this apprenticeship.

  • Aptitude for mathematics and physics.
  • Interest in modern computer-controlled machines and metal-processing techniques.
  • Enjoys precise work with metals and non-metals, with the manual skills needed to perform this work accurately.
  • Visual thinking, ability to work with technical drawings and good understanding of function and design of technical equipment also very important.
  • School-leaving certificate (“Qualifizierter Pflichtschulabschluss).

More details about this apprenticeship.

Duration: 3.5 years.

Vocational school: Linz.

Areas of work: Further specialisation in this field, manufacturing specialist, foreperson, technician.

Trainee in Machining

Machining.

Machining technicians generally use computer-controlled milling machines or drilling and machining centres to produce precision-parts made of metals and plastics. This mainly involves milling, but may also include lathing and drilling using conventional and CNC-controlled machines. This work requires technical understanding and good visual thinking.

What you need for this apprenticeship.

  • Aptitude for mathematics and physics.
  • Interest in modern computer-controlled machines and metal-processing techniques.
  • Enjoys precise work with metals and non-metals, with the manual skills needed to perform this work accurately.
  • Visual thinking, ability to work with technical drawings and good understanding of function and design of technical equipment also very important.
  • School-leaving certificate (“Qualifizierter Hauptschulabschluss).

More details about this apprenticeship.

Duration: 3.5 years.

Vocational school: Steyr.

Areas of work: from tool shop to maintenance to production of individual components.

Development opportunities: Further specialisation in this field, manufacturing specialist, foreperson, technician.

Process technology.

Process technicians independently control production processes. They are responsible for ensuring that the specified production plans are fulfilled in compliance with quality guidelines. This includes the creation and documentation of work orders as well as work and assembly instructions. Moreover, the moderation and communication of key figures in the area of responsibility and the technical instruction and coordination of employees in the departments are important tasks. In addition, process technicians in assembly operate and monitor production equipment. Analysis and rectification of short-term plant malfunctions and active participation in all quality assurance processes are just as much a part of the job as maintenance and servicing of the production plants.

What you need for this apprenticeship:

  • Interest in technology and the technical interrelationships of production plants.
  • Reliability, honesty and punctuality.
  • Accurate, careful and independent style of working.
  • Enthusiasm and sense of responsibility.
  • Ability to make decisions and strong communication skills.

More details about this apprenticeship.

Duration: 3.5 years

Vocational school: Linz

Areas of work: Assembly

Development opportunities: Foreman representative- foreman, master craftsman (possible after further training)

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