Applied electronics for women: shortened apprenticeship to become a specialist

Would you like to change careers and do something more technical? Then you have come to the right place.

Career reorientation: come on board and move on up

Helga Marksteiner completed the first round of this training course and found her dream job at Wiener Linien. Now she trains women herself to become specialists.

In cooperation with AMS (the Austrian employment agency) and the "FiT - Frauen in Handwerk und Technik" initiative (Women in Crafts and Technology), Wiener Linien has started the third round of training in Applied Electronics, which began in autumn 2022.

Twelve women are now participating in a shortened apprenticeship to become specialists, enabling them to demonstrate their skills as electrical technicians for vehicle technology, communications equipment or train control technology.

Are you interested in this training?

You are the right person for this training if you...

  • are a woman who is registered with the AMS as a jobseeker,
  • have at least a secondary school leaving certificate, and 
  • are interested in technical training.

What you should bring:

  • You want to pursue a new career in a technical field.
  • You demonstrate to us that you are reliable.
  • You are prepared to learn something new and take on a challenge.
  • You are happy to tackle tasks by yourself as well as in a team.
  • You would like to maintain our facilities and vehicles across Vienna.
  • You would like to keep Vienna moving around the clock (24/7) and you are not put off by the idea of shift work.

This is what the training includes:

Maybe you will find a meaningful job here with a great team?

  • Occupation: Applied electronics
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Final degree: Apprenticeship certificate

You will acquire practical and theoretical skills, and work specifically towards the final apprenticeship examination, over a period of two years. The place of training alternates between Wiener Linien’s training centre and at the vocational school.

Over the course of the training, you will develop a personal area of specialisation, which you will specialise in towards the end of your training. You will gain extensive practical experience in an interesting area of responsibility.

Would you like to find out more?

Are you interested in the shortened apprenticeship to become a specialist and want to find out more? This is how you can reach us:

Wiener Linien HR Center