Breakfast of champions: the HABAU GROUP invited apprentices to brunch in Vienna and Linz

On 27 and 28 June, the HABAU GROUP apprentice brunch took place. As part of discussions on perspectives, the apprentice trainer received feedback from the specialists of tomorrow.


At Austrian construction company HABAU GROUP, the past two days were entirely dedicated to ensuring successful apprenticeship training. The HABAU GROUP apprentice brunch was held at the new locations of Group companies HELD & FRANCKE in Vienna Strebersdorf and HAB25 of HABAU GROUP in Linz. To mark the occasion of successfully completing their apprenticeships in the last two years, 71 apprentices from HABAU, HELD & FRANCKE, ÖSTU-STETTIN and KARL SEIDL were invited to celebrate this new phase of their professional life and talk about their perspectives in the HABAU GROUP. Alongside the discussions on perspectives, the highlights included a motivational speech by Olympic champion Walter Ablinger and a graffiti workshop with artist Daniel Rapitsch.


“For many young people, the end of the apprenticeship represents a turning point. For some, basic military service or civil service begins, while for others, a new professional stage as a skilled tradesman or woman commences”, says HABAU GROUP CEO Hubert Wetschnig. “In any case, it’s important for us to illustrate what opportunities we at the HABAU GROUP offer and to show that as a construction family, our door is always open. We see ourselves as a reliable partner that accompanies them on and facilitates their individual professional journeys.”


HABAU GROUP apprentice brunch: Coming together to celebrate and reflect on individual success

The training of its own skilled workers is an important pillar of the HABAU GROUP’s success. This is why the Upper Austrian construction group is constantly investing in the training and further education of the next generation of the construction industry. The apprentice brunch was a celebratory conclusion to the training period and created space for reflection and feedback. In the course of talks on perspectives, the apprentices exchanged ideas with the HABAU GROUP department heads and HR managers and took some time to look back on their training. In this regard, the HABAU GROUP is particularly interested in finding out what the young talents especially liked and where potential for improvement could be identified for the construction group.


“It was a very informative day. We exchanged thoughts and ideas with our superiors and the HR team and discussed opportunities for further personal development. The tour through the new office building was also especially interesting. I’m now looking forward to my next step in the HABAU GROUP and am excited about the future”, says Nadja Schaffner, office administrator apprentice at HELD & FRANCKE.


Varied programme with Olympic champion and graffiti artist

Alongside the discussions on perspectives, the highlights included a motivational speech by Olympic champion Walter Ablinger and a graffiti workshop with Daniel Rapitsch from CanLab. Rounding out the event, vouchers for adventure activities were awarded as a small token of appreciation, along with the prospect of a re-entry bonus if the aspiring specialist workers chose to continue deepening their skills in a HABAU GROUP company after the end of their apprenticeship or basic military or civil service.


Ideally trained for a career in the construction industry with a total of 14 apprenticeships

Spanning 15 group companies, the HABAU GROUP is not only one of the four biggest construction firms in Austria, it also runs one of the top apprenticeship programmes in the country. The building group is currently training 200 apprentices in 14 different professions. The various apprenticeships cover a wide range of professions: Structural engineering, civil engineering, concrete construction, electrical engineering, information technology and surveying technology are just a few examples of the incredibly broad and exciting courses on offer.