Education, Training & Apprentice

We develop and support our employees in order to sustain the path of our success since 1946.

Education & TrainingExceptional People Drive our Business

From the very first day of a traditional apprenticeship until the day of retirement, we offer a wide range of opportunities for our diverse and highly motivated workforce. True to our PAYER spirit, our team members are encouraged to develop their skills, sharpen their focus and grow their personalities on an ongoing basis throughout their careers.

Leadership & Training

Our approach towards leadership is universal, developing and training people at every site and every level.

Apprentice & Skill Development

Our technical know-how forms the basis of our successful products. Therefore, learning from our decades of experience and craftsmanship and teaching all necessary skills (of a value chain) form the basis for sustainable in-house competence.

PAYER Academy

It is our integrated and sophisticated development program and guarantees lifelong learning and personal development for sustainable success.

Strong External Partners

We concentrate on high-quality partnerships with universities to strengthen innovative power and professional competence: using a worldwide network of specialists ensures being on the pulse of time.

Career Opportunities

In our well-integrated collaborative company, PAYER employees always have the possibility to develop their own career with a variety of opportunities.

Mentoring & Talent Management

Everybody can be a talent at PAYER: applying mentoring concepts and drawing special focus to potentials offers the ideal environment for employees to thrive.

PAYER Academy

Lots of changing phenomena, which strongly impact the whole environment of a business, exist in the world today. Therefore, we need to be prepared and adapt to volatile and complex circumstances. In order to be sustainably successful, lifelong learning and personal development are key. Due to that, we implemented the PAYER Academy a few years ago. It is a sophisticated development program for all employees of PAYER Group.

The program is built on six emphases:

  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Project Management
  • Technical Skills
  • Sustainability

Voices of our Partners

We focus on strong partnerships with universities in order to gain additional know-how and strengthen our network.


At our location in PAYER Austria, we train young people to become specialists in four different areas. The advantage of working at PAYER is that our apprentices benefit from our experience and expertise and get to know all fields of activity in the respective apprenticeship.

The picture shows an apprentice in metal engineering in the tool shop of PAYER Austria

Metal Engineer
in Tool Making

Maintenance, assembly and manufacturing of tools and devices for the assembly of components

The picture shows two plastics engineering apprentices in the production environment of PAYER Austria.

Plastics Engineer

Operation, control and programming of injection molding machines in the area of medical technology

Engineer with Focus on
Mechanical Engineering

Preparation of drawings

IT with Focus on
Systems Engineering

Support, configuration and optimization of IT infrastructure

Mechatronics with Focus on Automation

Modifying existing mechatronic systems according to specifications and plans and adapting them to new requirements.

Furthermore, PAYER Austria is member of “Ausbildungsverbund – ABV mein Job“. Companies of the Technology Region Lipizzanerheimat and the LFI Styria intensively work on securing skilled workers and promote technical apprenticeships. This education network offers young people from the region future-oriented opportunities. Due to our membership, apprentices of PAYER receive additional training as part of the apprenticeship scheme, which lasts a total of 22 weeks (spread over all four years).

The modules are structured as follows:

  • Professional practice
  • Professional theory
  • Personal and social skills
  • Socio-educational support
  • Business coaching, consulting

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