Career at BRP-Rotax: The Powersports apprenticeship as a foundation for a successful future

Vocational training with a lot of power and a bright future: Every year, up to 20 new apprentices start a promising career in technical professions at BRP-Rotax, the Upper Austrian producer of propulsion systems. From automotive technician to materials technician, an apprenticeship at Austria's healthiest major company promises a wide range of development opportunities and an exciting period of training thanks to the highly innovative environment.

Gunskirchen, November 22, 2021 – With around 1,500 employees, BRP-Rotax is one of the most important employers in the area of Wels. This company not only offers experienced key employees a secure and varied workplace, but is also currently a training center for more than 100 young people. The well-founded apprenticeship training at BRP-Rotax has been a tradition and a high priority for more than 55 years. Even though the professional fields and technologies have changed over the years, one thing has remained the same since the beginning: Apprenticeships at BRP-Rotax have always offered an innovative environment and helped young talents lay the foundation for a successful career.

It is in the company's own state-of-the-art Rotax apprenticeship workshop at the RIC (Regional Innovation Center) that apprentices are encouraged and challenged year after year. In the process, they take a look at various departments, deepen their knowledge in the respective specialist area and benefit from numerous development opportunities. Eight different professions offer the perfect training for young powersports enthusiasts:

  • Motor vehicle technician (main module: motorcycle technology)
  • Aircraft technician
  • Metal technician (main module: machine construction)
  • Metal technician (main module: machine technology)
  • Mechatronic technician
  • Process technician
  • Materials technician
  • Industrial management assistant

Women in technical professions: Powersports with a lot of girl power
BRP-Rotax not only promotes young talents in general, but also specifically women in technical professions. This year by far, seven of the 16 new apprentices are female.

"Apprentice training has been a high priority at BRP-Rotax for more than 55 years. What was true in the past is even more true in the current times: the young talents of today are our key employees of tomorrow," says Wolfgang Rapberger GM BRP-Rotax / Representative of the Management Board. "With programs such as Power Girls and Girls Day, we also want to further increase the number of young women with an interest in technical professions. We are particularly proud that this year almost half of our technical apprenticeships are filled by young women. This shows us that we are on the right track with our diverse range of apprenticeships."

Upgrade for apprenticeship
Almost every apprenticeship at BRP-Rotax concludes with an English Matura, and the company also provides optional support for the entire Matura. The courses can be attended directly at the company and in some cases during working hours. A mentor program, various specialized courses and excursions as well as outdoor seminars provide plenty of variety. In addition, BRP-Rotax offers apprentices special Lehre-plus modules that focus on the personal development of young adults. These include apprentice exchange programs with partner companies in Germany and abroad, labor law training, first-aid training, addiction prevention and apprenticeship money seminars.

Trial apprenticeship for the curious
Anyone considering an apprenticeship at BRP-Rotax can see the highly innovative environment for themselves: for each of the eight apprenticeship professions, the company offers a so-called trial apprenticeship. All those who have long since been convinced that they can make it at BRP-Rotax can apply for the year 2022 until January 31, 2022 online at www.rotax.com/en/apprentices.html or by e-mail including application form to lehrlingsjobs@brp.com.

Andrea Veitschegger

Public Relations

+43 7246 / 601 2202 andrea.veitschegger@brp.com

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