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That was the Girls'Day 2022

28 April 2022 | 

A day of action for Styrian schoolgirls of the 7th and 8th grades from all types of schools. voestalpine was there again!

Women in technology

The aim of this international campaign is to give interested young women an insight into the fields of technology, science or crafts. To help them find their way among these promising professions. voestalpine also places a special focus on this topic, because more and more women are finding their calling in technical professions. This contributes significantly to voestalpine's positive corporate success.

The Group is one of the pioneers in the country in enabling young women to take up a technical apprenticeship. Today, women can already be found in all 50 of the company's apprenticeships. From welder to mechanical engineer or electrician to machinist.

voestalpine Tubulars also opened its doors and welcomed 28 interested schoolgirls from NMS Kindberg.


After a brief tour of the plant, where the participants were shown how a seamless steel tube is produced, they were able to solve smaller practical tasks themselves. Employees explained their activities directly on site at the respective machines and systems and, as a conclusion, there was the opportunity to ask questions about the apprenticeships at our site. As voestalpine Tubulars, it is our ambition to inspire even more women for technology.



In the course of the final discussion, the participants reported back that Girls' Day is a cool event that gives the girls an understanding of industry and an insight into a production company and our technical professions.

This is what our apprentices say about their profession:

"As a metal technician in mechanical engineering, you manufacture workpieces, components and spare parts for machines and production plants and then also assemble them. Since a standstill of the equipment causes very high costs, you have to work very accurately and yet quickly to ensure that the machines and equipment operate as trouble-free as possible. Programming, commissioning and operating computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, as well as fault analysis in the event of malfunctions, are also part of my job."

What do I particularly like about it?

The exciting and varied work and that I was well and nicely received as a girl in this profession.

- Selina Gruber, apprenticeship metal technology/mechanical engineering technology, voestalpine Tubulars GmbH & Co KG

What I particularly like about my apprenticeship is that it is so varied. I also like our "teamwork", which my colleagues display and the cohesion when it counts.

- Vanessa Stiegler, apprenticeship materials engineering with heat treatment, voestalpine Tubulars GmbH & Co KG