The appeal of dual education: BSG impresses visitors to careers fair, signing up potential new Berndorf apprentices for its taster course

Over 1,200 people visited the fourth day of Zukunft.Arbeit.Leben in Bad Vöslau, when it was open to the general public. Jan Jägersberger (left) and Kevin Büchsenmeister (right) were kept very busy at the Berndorf stand – pictured in the background: BSG Apprenticeship Workshops Director Dieter Peley.

The BSG Apprenticeship Workshops trains young women in trades and technical professions – its commitment in this area has been recognised by the amaZone Award. Pictured: Sophie Skobek completing a grinding exercise.

BAD VÖSLAU/BERNDORF (26 November 2018)  – 4,200 school pupils, parents and teachers took advantage of a fantastic opportunity to find out about a wide range of career options at the Lower Austrian Chamber of Labour’s Zukunft.Arbeit.Leben 2018 careers fair in Bad Vöslau in November. The demand for well-trained, skilled workers is growing. And there is also a big demand for information about the 200-plus apprenticeship occupations open to young people in Austria. The 70 exhibitors included the BSG Apprenticeship Workshops team, regulars at the event who ensured that Berndorf AG was well represented.

The BSG stand presented the wide range of training programmes offered by the company (, and was designed by current apprentices under the direction of Dieter Peley, the Director of BSG Apprenticeship Workshops. A crew of eight apprentices was on hand to help answer visitors’ questions during the four-day event.

A big hit with the general public
Day four of the event, when the fair was opened to the general public after three days exclusively for schools, proved very popular. “There were lots of visitors, and we had a great deal of interest from both parents and young people. We even managed to sign up six new prospective apprentices for our metalworking taster course,” said Dieter Peley.

Peley was especially pleased that one of those who signed up was a girl, providing further evidence that the company’s long-standing commitment to technical training for women is paying dividends. Peley commented: “We started participating in the amaZone Award 10 years ago now, and this year the jury once again recognised us as a company that actively promotes the training of women in trades and technical professions.”