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Second Young Professionals Training Program in China

Christopher Eberl
Christopher Eberl is editorially responsible for the topics on the blog as well as for the apprentice website. With his stories he provides deep insights into the diverse world of the voestalpine Group.

In 2015, voestalpine started its own training program for young professionals in Chinese voestalpine companies. This year in June, the successful training program was continued.

In line with Group strategy, voestalpine is continually expanding internationally. The focus of growth is especially on the future market of China. There are currently 2,670 employees at 27 voestalpine sites—ten more plants are planned in China by 2020 (read more about voestalpine in China in the following blog article with infographic).

Kickoff of the three-part training program

From June 22 to 24, 38 program participants gathered in Suzhou to kick off the three-part training program. The participants came from almost all the voestalpine companies in China. The goal of this unique training program was for Chinese employees to learn even more about the voestalpine Group. The targeted training improves their specialist skills and promotes mutual sharing of experiences.

Getting to know the voestalpine Group

In the first few days, the program participants learned about the two core topics of Group strategy and compliance. In their presentations, Christian Kaufmann (Legal, Investments, and Compliance) and Mathias Farthofer (Corporate Development) from voestalpine AG gave the Chinese colleagues first-hand insight into the basic structure of the Group. Module 1 of the program covered team building, the general Group structure, strategy, products, and the markets in China, and around the world.

Module 2, which will be held in September in Shanghai, focuses on building and enhancing communication and presentation skills—taking into account cultural differences and idiosyncrasies. Module 3 provides targeted training to acquire necessary specialist knowledge and also sales and project management skills.

Christopher Eberl

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