Seeing and being seen

Each year, voestalpine Stahl GmbH takes part in the career fairs of the University of Applied Sciences in Steyr and Wels. We must think about tomorrow while it is still today. That is the only way that we can remain one step ahead.

University of Applied Sciences in Wels, 13 October 2016

At the University of Applied Sciences in Wels, the Steel Division joined more than 70 other companies in presenting themselves to the students on campus. The students took advantage of the opportunity to directly and informally exchange their ideas and experiences with a technical specialist from Linz and a technical specialist from Precision Strip of the Metal Forming Division. Which occupational opportunities are there in the field of automation systems? How do I apply for an internship? These are some of the questions that were asked and answered on the spot. The students were able to get to know voestalpine and its employees firsthand and begin making decisions pertaining to their future careers.

University of Applied Sciences in Steyr, 28 October 2016

Shortly thereafter, voestalpine visited the University of Applied Sciences in Steyr and again began the search for graduates and future employees. Current vacancies and job descriptions in disciplines such as purchasing and controlling were discussed with the students to let them know what kind of openings we have right now.  "My dad works at voestalpine, and I would like to become an employee there after I complete my studies. It's a great company," says a fourth-semester controlling student. A great deal of interest was noted in diploma projects, final exam projects and internships, all of which can be applied for at for 2017.


One of the most noteworthy trends is the trend of universities of applied sciences toward international exchanges and transfer of knowledge. This makes it much more interesting for many students from abroad to work together with the Steel Division. Even before they complete their studies, many students are very active in their search for initial contact with voestalpine in order to get a head start in their endeavors to land a job at a company with which they can identify.