Bank Austria makes 40 new training places available for apprentices

  • Bank Austria will again create 40 high quality training places for apprentices in 2012 under its "BestStart" job and training initiative
  • Recruiting will begin on 11 October 2011, the "Tag der Lehre" (Apprenticeship Day); the new Bank Austria apprentices' first working day will be 1 August 2012
  • Overall, Bank Austria offers 100 apprentices training opportunities each year, with excellent career prospects

"By creating 125 new training places for apprentices, school-leavers and university graduates under our "BestStart" job and training initiative we are in 2012 again investing in the future, a move which reflects our optimism despite the difficult economic environment", says Willibald Cernko, CEO of Bank Austria.

And Doris Tomanek, member of the Management Board for Human Resources Austria & CEE adds: "As part of our social responsibility it is important for us to be a "Partner4Learning" and, with our apprenticeship programme that includes the school-leaving examination, to promote the concept of lifelong learning. Our high quality apprenticeships offer excellent job prospects and a challenging work environment with all the opportunities that are available from a leading European banking group in 22 countries."

Bank Austria has always attached great importance to the training of apprentices. As a leading company in Austria, the training of young people and their integration in the working world is high on its agenda. For Bank Austria, the training of apprentices is an important basis for its success, and it promotes the further development and commitment of each individual.

Apprentices at Bank Austria benefit from all the opportunities offered by a European banking group. The best apprentices have the possibility to deepen their experience through a period of training at UniCredit, the parent company, and at HypoVereinsbank, the sister company in Germany. Bank Austria moreover supports its apprentices learning for the vocational school diploma (apprenticeship + school-leaving examination). Every year, many of Bank Austria's apprentices pass the final apprenticeship exam with distinction or "very good". Bank Austria will start Apprenticeship Day on 11 October 2011 with a selection process for 40 vacancies in its apprenticeship programme for 2012. The first working day for the new Bank Austria apprentices will be 1 August 2012.

Bank Austria is looking for young people who have successfully completed their 9th year at school, who have a good command of elementary English and are interested in banking and in obtaining a better understanding of business matters, and who like to interact with other people whilst displaying commitment and an eagerness to learn, and are not older than 17. Applications may be completed online from mid-October at lehre.bankaustria.at

Enquiries: Bank Austria Media Relations Austria
 Matthias Raftl, tel. +43 (0) 50505 52809
 e-mail: matthias.raftl@unicreditgroup.at

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