Collaboration with universities
The connection between national and international universities and voestalpine has a long tradition. Many of our employees teach at universities and universities of applied sciences all over the world. Combining academic and practical knowledge provides the impetus to new ideas and concepts so that we can be ahead by that one vital step.
As a candidate for a diploma or a Ph.D., you can profit from voestalpine’s diverse fields of activity. The range is broad—from the study of economics to legal issues and technical research, for which some scholarships are available. Outstanding performance and applicability of results receive not only professional recognition but bonuses.
Preferred fields of study
It is our particular concern to gain talented and dedicated graduates of different fields of study because our employees are crucial for our success. In voestalpine you have the option to put the theoretical knowledge you have acquired into practice and to deepen it in exciting activities.
Following fields of study are currently very interesting for us:
- Materials Science
- Mechanical Engineering
- Chemical and Process Engineering
- Physics + Technical Physics
- Chemistry + Technical Chemistry
- Automation Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Industrial Environmental Protection
- Computer Sciences + Business Informatics
Many diploma candidates and interns who have spent time at voestalpine return to us later on. After graduation, they either enter the business world immediately or they take advantage of one of our voestalpine trainee programs. Through training on the job, they get to know the various departments of the company, network and build contacts, and get insight into company structures.
High mobility pool
The high mobility pool gives mobile high-potential employees an opportunity to contribute their capabilities to international projects and, in this way, become familiar with the entire voestalpine Group. This development program is geared to university graduates with about three years of professional experience; over the course of two years, they can acquire valuable experience working on international projects in various countries, companies, and fields of activity. Between their project assignments, the participants of the high mobility pool program meet at so-called “homecoming days” where they exchange information about their experiences. So-called “blue-collar stays” are mandatory in order to provide the participants with a better understanding of our products and how they are manufactured. This also gives them valuable insight into the working conditions in production facilities.