Gebrüder Weiss continues to focus on developing future employees from within and has again increased the number of trainees it has.
95 young men and women will embark on their apprenticeship at the international logistics company in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland (2021: 90). And more are to follow as Gebrüder Weiss intends to fill a further 20 apprenticeship spots in Austria and Germany during the 2022/23 training year.
Last year saw the company fill numerous apprenticeship spots at a later point in time. Gebrüder Weiss currently has a total of 262 apprentices at 37 locations in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, with a further 18 young people also undergoing dual training in Serbia and Hungary.
Trained to stay
The vast majority of apprentices will be taken on once they have completed their training. And that’s the whole point, which is why Gebrüder Weiss attaches so much importance to the quality of the training and to providing as much support as possible to the newcomers. This approach is one that pays dividends, as demonstrated by the company winning this year’s Austrian State Championships of Professions “AustrianSkills” in the category “Freight forwarding agent”.
At a number of Austrian locations, Gebrüder Weiss offers an abridged course of training within the Dual Academy targeting high-school graduates and career changers with a high-school diploma (Matura). This way, the apprenticeship to become a freight forwarding agent can be completed in two years instead of three, and it also includes some attractive options such as an internship abroad.
About Gebrüder Weiss
Gebrüder Weiss Holding AG, based in Lauterach, Austria, is a globally operative full-service logistics provider with about 8,000 employees at 180 company-owned locations. In the last fiscal year (2021), it posted annual sales of 2.5 billion euros. Its portfolio encompasses transport and logistics solutions, digital services, and supply chain management. The twin strengths of digital and physical competence enable Gebrüder Weiss to respond swiftly and flexibly to customers’ needs.
The family-run organization – with a history going back more than half a millennium – has implemented a wide variety of environmental, economic, and social initiatives. Today, it is also considered a pioneer in sustainable business practices.
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