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Apprenticeship with Forster

We are an internationally operating company with many years of experience in training apprentices, which makes us an attractive employer that offers our apprentices excellent prospects.

We offer the following apprenticeship/trainee courses:

  • Metal engineering (main module: mechanical engineering)
  • Printing (priority on screen printing)
  • Metal design (priority on engraving)
  • Trainee industrial manager

Metal engineering (main module: mechanical engineering)

You are skilled with your hands and have a head for engineering? Then you should consider an apprenticeship in metal engineering with the focus on mechanical engineering. The apprenticeship takes 3.5 years and teaches you drilling, milling, turning and grinding on machine tools, planning and controlling of workflows, maintenance and repair of machines and computer-aided development of CNC programs. The requisite vocational training school is located at Amstetten.

Job requirements: 

  • Good eyes and a sense of proportions
  • Manual dexterity
  • Good grasp of mathematics and engineering principles
  • Ability to work systematically
  • Ability to plan ahead
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Initiative and commitment

Printing (priority on screen printing)

Hands-on work on high-tech machines – this is what you can expect when you take on an apprenticeship as a print technician. You like precision, have a good feeling for colours and a good understanding of engineering. The apprenticeship takes 3.5 years and teaches you, among other skills, how to handle printing tools and machines, prepare the printing process, process data, make screen-printing moulds and control automated screen-printing machines. You also learn the basics of digital printing and flexo printing. The requisite vocational training school is located in St. Pölten.

Job requirements:

  • Colour sense
  • Spatial sense
  • Design skills
  • Technical understanding
  • Careful and accurate work
  • Initiative and commitment
  • Ability to work in a team
apprenticeship in metal design

Metal design (priority on engraving)

An apprenticeship in metal design calls for manual craftsmanship and precision. The apprenticeship takes three years and teaches you all skills required to expertly and accurately handle engravings in a machine-industrial environment such as signs and company plates by programming CNC engraving machines. The requisite vocational training school is located at Neunkirchen.

Job requirements:

  • Good eyes
  • Manual dexterity
  • Technical understanding
  • Accurate work
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Initiative and commitment

Industrial manager traineeship

Personal commitment and a grasp of details are the key skills required for an industrial manager. The apprenticeship takes three years and provides an insight into operational and commercial workflows. It teaches, among others, comprehensive skills in general office organisation, correspondence, procurement, customer and supplier contacts and computer-aided data processing. Positions range from procurement to sales to accounting. The respective vocational training school is located in Waldegg.

Job requirements:

  • Commercial understanding
  • Organisational skills
  • A grasp of mathematics
  • Articulateness in writing
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team
Industrial manager traineeship
Lehre Elektrotechnik

Electric engineering (main module: electric and building services engineering)

An apprenticeship in electric engineering (electric and building services engineering) takes 3½ years and teaches the skills required for the installation and startup of electric equipment, preventive and corrective maintenance of building services systems and troubleshooting of electric plants. Works are carried out with due regard to the applicable safety measures, regulations and standards. The vocational training school is at Stockerau.


  • Technical understanding
  • Aptitude
  • Care and precision
  • Capacity for self-contained work
  • Reliability
  • Personal commitment


If you are interested send us your complete application documents (letter of application, curriculum vitae, copy of last school report):


Simply fill in Online application form

Forster Verkehrs- und Werbetechnik GmbH
Weyrer Straße 135
3340 Waidhofen/Ybbs

We offer taster days to get to know our company and get an idea of the apprenticeships offered by us. Please contact us to arrange a date.

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