21 new apprentices began their training with the global market leader in ropeway construction on September 1, 2021. They will be serving apprenticeships in steel construction, electrical engineering, mechatronics, machining engineering and mechanical engineering. Doppelmayr attaches major importance to vocational training and therefore ensures continuous development in this area.
Day one for the new Doppelmayr apprentices kicked off with a welcome address from the instructor and management teams at the offices in Hohe Brücke. The youngsters then had the opportunity to take a look at their new workplaces and were kitted out with workwear and tools.
In total, 108 apprentices are currently undergoing training at Doppelmayr in Wolfurt. As part of their training, the apprentices get to collaborate on spectacular international ropeway contracts. In the apprentice workshop, the youngsters learn basic knowledge and skillful use of the file and the saw before they go on to learn how to operate CNC machines. Steel structures weighing in some cases tons are created in the steel construction department, while the electrical workshop focuses on the electrical equipment and control technology for ropeways.
The training program at Doppelmayr is based on a rotation system, where apprentices get to know different departments and sections, enabling them to find out where they can make optimal use of their skills and what they like doing. Social as well as technical skills are all part of the training content. The youngsters receive coaching to promote personal development from the first year onward. Group trips and team-building seminars are also organized on a regular basis.
“Vocational training is a major priority at Doppelmayr and we are constantly optimizing and expanding our offer. With their skills and commitment, our apprentices ensure the future success of our organization,” says Klaus Schwarz, head of vocational training. The electrical and mechatronics training sections moved to new and more modern premises in time to receive the new apprentices. These sections are now located next to the metal workshop, which means that the complete basic training for all five trades is centered in one place. Since 2017, the apprentice workshop has been located at the Hohe Brücke plant. Equipped with cutting-edge machinery and a generously dimensioned recreation area, this facility offers apprentices an optimal training environment.
Doppelmayr ropeways carry people at different places around the globe, no matter whether it’s South American cities, Asian tourist destinations or the classic ski resorts in the European Alps. They ensure mobility and fun at the same time. Efficient, high-capacity ropeway systems from Doppelmayr are also used in the field of material transport. All this is made possible by highly qualified employees, many of whom have acquired their skills in an apprenticeship.
Doppelmayr will again be taking on apprentices for next year. Anyone interested in starting their training with Doppelmayr can contact the apprentice training department by telephone on +43 5574 604 525 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Job taster days for ninth-grade school students will be taking place at Doppelmayr between the beginning of December and the end of March 2020. To take part, register online through the Doppelmayr apprentices’ website: doppelmayr.com/lehre/.
Apprenticeships at Doppelmayr
• Metal engineering
o Steel construction engineering
o Mechanical engineering
o Machining engineering
• Electrical engineering
o Systems and industrial engineering
Total of 108 apprentices at Doppelmayr in Wolfurt (status September 2021)
• 9 female apprentices
• 99 male apprentices