Apprenticeship Training

At the Kematen/Ybbs location in Austria we train apprentices every year beginning in September to become a “Design Engineer (m/f/o) – Mechanical Engineering” or a "Design Engineer (m/f/o) – Electrical Engineering" .

The apprenticeship training is led by our dedicated apprentice trainer Andreas Leichtfried. He will personally accompany you throughout the years of your apprenticeship. The four-year training is based on the three pillars of theory – practice – personality development. At the apprentice office, our specialist departments and the vocational school in Linz you will acquire all the specialist knowledge you need for your profession. We also offer you the opportunity to complete some modules of your practical training in Mödling and Brno (Czech Republic). If you are interested, you can also complete the A-levels (“high school diploma”) during your apprenticeship.


Andreas Leichtfried Apprentice Supervisor

33.a Straße 1
3331 Kematen/Ybbs
Österreich - Austria

Phone: +43 7448 9000 5216

The best conditions for your teaching success

Above all, you need to be a team player, reliable and willing to learn. The following skills and knowledge will help you through the apprenticeship more easily:

  • Spatial imagination
  • Technical understanding
  • Talent for dealing with numbers
  • Ability to concentrate
  • Problem-solving ability

What we offer

  • Versatile training program
  • Insight into different departments
  • Attractive bonus system
  • Discounts and benefits from the Knorr-Bremse employee offers
  • Healthy lunch - free of charge for apprentices
  • Apprenticeship with high school diploma
  • Possibility of an internship abroad
  • Opportunities for advancement - also internationally


With an apprenticeship as a design engineer in the rail vehicle industry, you decide to work in a safe and future-oriented industry.

In a video competition for apprentices in the metalworking industry, Noah Demolsky won first place with this short film about the everyday life of apprentices at IFE.
Success at state championship for Knorr- Bremse Division IFE
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