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Fourth Young Professionals Training Program starts in China

Christopher Eberl
Holds editorial responsibility for career topics and for the apprentice website. His stories offer insights into the world of work at voestalpine.

It has been three years since the voestalpine Group started its own training program for young professionals in voestalpine companies in China. In July of this year, the training program was successfully continued.

In line with the current Group strategy, the voestalpine Group is continually forging ahead with internationalization. The main focus for growth is again China, the market of the future. Currently there are around 2,900 employees at voestalpine locations—by 2020, even more companies will be established in China (read more about voestalpine in China in the following blog article with infographic).

Continuation of the successful training program

From July 10 to 12, the 39 program participants gathered in Shanghai to kick off the three-phase training program. This event brings together participants from almost all voestalpine companies in China. The goal of this unique training program is to give employees from China even better insight into the company. Targeted training hones technical skills and promotes knowledge sharing.

Learning about the voestalpine Group

Young Professional TrainingDuring the three intensive days, the program participants delved into core Group topics, Group strategy, and compliance. Tang Yock Miin (voestalpine High Performance Metals Pacific Pte. Ltd. in Singapore) and Mathias Farthofer (voestalpine AG) gave their Chinese colleagues first-hand insights into the basic structure of the company. The participants then presented their companies and their areas of responsibility. The first module of the program looked at teambuilding, the general corporate structure, strategy, products, and the international market in China.

The second module is about developing and improving communication and presentation skills. This module will take place in Shenyang in September. In the third and last module, the participants will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in the areas of negotiation and project management.

Christopher Eberl