Facts and Figures - Apprenticeship in Austria
Apprenticeship based on the principle "learning in practice for practice" has a long tradition in Austria.
The Vocational Training Act (Berufsausbildungsgesetz – BAG, only available in German) includes the related statutory rules.
Apprentices learn professional skills in entrepreneurial reality at companies. They get theoretical and general education in part-time vocational schools. To run this successful "dual system" all responsible bodies on federal, regional and local levels and companies work closely together.
At the end of 2021
- 107.594 apprentices trained in 212 different apprenticeship occupations, of which
- 100.714 in 28.461 training-companies and
- 6.880 in 93 inter-company training institutions (überbetriebliche Ausbildungseinrichtungen)