FACC Future Team enjoys major success in the apprentice competition, with two titles and a one-two-three win

The Upper Austrian aviation supplier FACC is celebrating its latest success in the apprentice competition.

Ried im Innkreis, June 22, 2016 – The Upper Austrian aviation supplier FACC is celebrating its latest success in the apprentice competition. Five apprentices were honored for their outstanding achievements at the awards ceremony at the Linz Design Center on June 21. Two members of the FACC Future Team even took top spot on the podium. Eight other FACC apprentices also shone with places in the top three. Young technology enthusiasts interested in following in their footsteps are invited to come along to a taster day.

For years, FACC has not only been a major employer in the state of Upper Austria but also an exemplary trainer of young apprentices. This commitment was officially recognized last year with the title of “state-approved training enterprise.” Year after year, the Innviertel company also continues to impress with top awards at apprentice competitions. Five FACC apprentices were honored for their achievements at the Linz Design Center on June 21.

Five times in the top five
757 apprentices from 97 Upper Austrian companies entered the apprentice competition in the industry category. The FACC apprentices from the area of plastics technology in particular demonstrated their skills. Julian Burghuber came first in this category, and the one-two-three victory for FACC was completed by Josef Angleitner and Thomas Ecker. The FACC Future Team also enjoyed success in the designers category, where Sabrina Indinger came second and Laura Doblinger third. The two ladies also took the top two spots in the special category “Girls in Engineering.” Alongside these five winners, the plastics technicians Florian Birnbaumer, Sven Frischmuth, Tobias Gruber and Muhamed Hamzic were awarded cash prizes. Designer Martin Donnermair also received a prize after having missed out on a place in the final by one point to his own co-workers, despite receiving a grade of “Very good.”

Proud coaches and managers
“On behalf of all coaches, we would like to congratulate everyone on their outstanding achievements,” said Helmut Winkler and Otmar Schneebauer, heads of training at FACC. They believe that the winners perfectly embody FACC’s four core values of success, performance, team spirit, and appreciation. “For 15 years, FACC has been offering dedicated young people an ideal environment in which to develop into specialists. Our blend of technical training and personalized development options is proving successful. Apprentice workshops, specialized training at our own FACC Academy, job rotation through various departments of the company, apprentice projects that benefit society, and special preparation courses for apprentice exams are key components of our apprentice program,” said Winkler. Alongside conventional training, the teaching of social aspects is also important to managers at FACC. “Key qualities such as honesty, reliability, openness, punctuality, friendliness, accuracy and helpfulness are very important to us. That’s why each FACC apprentice also receives comprehensive personality training,” added Schneebauer.

Stage set for the next generation
In the fall, FACC will again be offering dedicated young people the chance to find out more about the different apprenticeships on offer. “We are inviting all interested parties to visit us in person to see what they can expect from our comprehensive program. The taster days will mainly be offered from September to February. However, we will also be pleased to arrange different times outside of this period, as our FACC Future Team is important to us. After all, they are the experts of tomorrow and will ensure the long-term success of our company,” said Winkler. In light of this, the winning streak at the apprentice competitions is not expected to come to an end any time soon.

About FACC

FACC AG is one of the world’s leading companies in the design, development and production of advanced fiber reinforced composite components and systems for the aviation industry. Their range of products reaches from structural components for the fuselage and wings to engine components to complete passenger cabins for commercial aircraft, business jets and helicopters. FACC is a supplier to all large aircraft manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, Sukhoi, and COMAC as well as for engine manufacturers and sub-suppliers of manufacturers.

In the 2015/16 business year FACC achieved an annual turnover of 587.5 million euros. The company employs a staff of around 2,800 employees in Austria.

More information is available at www.facc.com.