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Press release


25 years of trainees – on the fast track with the Kapsch trainee program

For 25 years now, Kapsch has relied on providing its young employees with exceptional support, leading the way in Austria.

Vienna, November 8, 2017 – 2017 is a special year for Kapsch. In addition to its 125th birthday, Kapsch is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of its trainee program. The program offers young employees an interesting way to begin their professional careers. Each year, three or four university graduates with technical or business degrees enter the exciting world of a globally operating technology group. Trainees spend two years rotating through up to four divisions selected to align with their goals, independently manage projects, and take part in customized training courses – including an international assignment at one of the company’s sites around the world.

“The primary objective of our training program is to be able to meet our staffing requirements for highly qualified employees in all of the functional areas from our own ranks,” explains Georg Kapsch, CEO of the Kapsch Group. The trainee program creates a pool of talent for specialized and managerial roles. It provides a comprehensive overview of the company’s structures and processes and is a fixed component of our corporate philosophy. As a key element, the trainee gathers valuable experience in an international exchange and learns the various facets of an innovative family-run company.

Project goals are set and milestones defined right from the beginning. From trainee to the boardroom – by no means a solitary case at Kapsch. “The program works because it is supported by the owners and the management,” explains Thomas Schöpf, who once began his career with the company as a trainee and now works as COO in the Executive Board of Kapsch CarrierCom.

Building a network across the company

Team building and networking are essential strategic elements of the Kapsch trainee program and hold a special status. Team-building measures include monthly meetings of the current Kapsch trainees, trainee weekends held annually, and regular meetings of former Kapsch trainees.

The 25th anniversary celebration was held in early November 2017, once again emphasizing the fact that loyalty to Kapsch extends well beyond the trainee program. All of the trainees of past years and their companions were invited to the celebration.

Kapsch is one of Austria’s most successful technology corporations. The globally positioned Group comprises four key entities: Kapsch TrafficCom, Kapsch BusinessCom, Kapsch CarrierCom and Kapsch PublicTransportCom. The Kapsch Group makes a pro-active contribution to meeting today’s challenges as well as those of tomorrow. Its products and solutions offer intelligent mobility solutions for both public and private transportation in addition to leading the way to digitalization in a multitude of application fields. Founded in 1892, the family-owned company headquartered in Vienna can look back on 125 years’ experience with the future. Year after year, the Kapsch Group invests some 10% of its total revenue in research and development. This commitment ensures consistent innovation and implementation of new technologies for the benefit of the Group’s customers all over the world. The companies in the Kapsch Group employ nearly 7,000 people at subsidiaries and branch offices around the world.


Press contact:

Alf Netek
Chief Marketing Officer & Press Officer
Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
P +43 50 811 1700