“Learning by doing”: HABAU GROUP invests in the next generation of construction industry professionals

The HABAU Group is training a total of 155 young apprentices in 14 different trades at 15 locations across Austria. Every year around 60 apprentices join the programme – and this year was no different.


Spanning 18 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 Upper Austrian construction company currently offers 155 apprentices the opportunity to develop their full potential. This academic year, 56 teenagers started their apprenticeships at the HABAU GROUP.


“Our apprentices are particularly important to us – they are the next generation of the construction industry and we are passionate about passing on our experience,” announced HABAU GROUP CEO Hubert Wetschnig. “As a ‘construction family’, we are always on the lookout for new talents, who are passionate about supporting our work and growing with us as a company. We consider ourselves to be a reliable partner to accompany them on and facilitate their individual professional journeys.”


Top-notch training across 14 apprenticeship trades for a career in the construction industry
The construction company currently trains 155 apprentices in 14 different trades. This academic year 56 young talents are launching their careers as the search begins for the next intake. 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.


“We believe it is important to train our employees in-house. We offer our apprentices a comprehensive apprenticeship programme to give them a full understanding of the HABAU GROUP,” reports Heide Schwarz, Head of HR at the HABAU GROUP. “It’s incredibly important to us to foster each young person that puts its faith in us. Our goal is to teach passionate young people the skills and know-how of our respective professions. We want to ignite their enthusiasm and pass on our joy for the industry. Because they are the future of our company.”


A competitive salary, good job prospects, attractive bonuses as well as various training and further education opportunities round off the top-tier training. For more information and to apply to the programme, please follow the link habaugroup.com/karriere/lehre/.


First place at HRbert: Award-winning HR
When it comes to its apprenticeship programme, the HABAU GROUP goes far beyond statutory training requirements and instead takes a sustainable approach to teaching. In addition to a comprehensive foundation course, the programme focusses on inter-professional courses, strengthening social skills and personal development. Dedicated apprentice construction sites help the students learn and perfect special trade techniques and gain insights into future working practices such as digital construction management and surveying.


The fact that the location development agency Business Upper Austria recently awarded the HABAU GROUP first place in the category “Sustainable HR Management” at the HRbert Awards shows just how well this approach works.