The SATTLER Group sets new standards in the field of apprentice training

It is our declared goal to offer young school leavers a modern and varied training program.

Our training concept focuses on a holistic fostering of our apprentices. We are highly concerned with developing their personal and social skills, in addition to purely technical qualifications.

JOINT ACTIVITIES, such as in-house apprentice training programs that include fun and games, but also cultural and technical subject matter, strengthen the bond between apprentice and trainer.

The three pillars of our training:
  • Technical skills…by technical skills we understand a sound basic knowledge and skills in the profession we train.
  • Personal skills…personal skills mean the ability to think independently, to learn and follow what is being said and done. Trainees should discover their own skills and creative ways of learning, while at the same time developing and strengthening their self-confidence and self-assurance.
  • Social skills…social skills require that a trainee has the capacity for interpersonal dialogue and communication. Common goals are defined and implemented in a team. Social skills are especially important to us, since we will only be able to stand our ground in an increasingly global market with a universally employable and co-operative team.

Training opportunities in Austria

Training opportunities in Germany

Industrial administrator

Industrial administrators support operational and commercial processes. Their tasks are very wide-ranging. They include ordering processing and purchase, as well as sales tasks and customer care, marketing and advertisement, production, warehousing and logistics, finance and accountancy, controlling, human resource management and administration.
Industrial administrators work together in a team with peer colleagues that share a similar educational background but also with other high skilled and auxiliary commercial staff members and have contact to customers and suppliers.

Textile chemist

Technical textiles are characterized by special properties such as brilliant colors, flame retardancy, permeability and weather or wind resistance. In order to fulfill this requirements, technical chemists bleach, dye and apply the finish (=provide the fabrics with a brilliant finish and stability) to natural and synthetic textile thread, yarn and fabrics. They set up machines; they apply treatment solutions and complete color dye-baths, operate different devices, motorize and control measurement tools and supervise the finishing process.

Textile technician

The main task of textile technicians consists in ensuring a seamless production flow. To make this possible, they operate, adjust and overhaul textile machinery. Moreover they verify the manufacturing process and manufactured fabrics since faults in the fabrics are indicators of failures in the equipment.
Furthermore they possess the skills to ensure, coordinate and optimize the material flow (raw and source materials) for the manufacturing process.

Textile technicians maintain and service the machines and possess the skills and abilities to complete minor repair work. They verify the correct motion of the machines; they remove dust, dirt, grease and oil from the deposits, gear wheels and other components and replace damaged elements and wear parts such as brake linings and pads.


IT-technicians work with devices and systems related to electronic data processing. This comprises end user devices and network hardware as well as operating systems and user programs (software). Peripheral devices such as printers, scanners, fax devices, etc. form part of the hardware. IT-technicians set up computers and their interfaces, network services, and external devices related to data transfer.

They restore and repair systems, and are also responsible for identifying errors and implementing troubleshooting procedures with the support of specialized diagnostic tools. The role includes the maintenance, repairs, or replacement (if required) of workstations and peripherals; they optimize the network and patch and update all IT-programs. They are responsible for the roll out of new sites and networks; they continuously maintain and keep the systems and software up-to-date. Furthermore they administer and manage data storage and backups; they create and maintain documentation and error logs.

An additional qualification for especially talented apprentices:
Industrial technician

This 7-year program starts with a very complete and successful technical education in our company.

At Sattler AG we offer following apprenticeship programs which are suitable to combine with the “Industrial technician” education:
Electrical engineering technician, Mechanical engineering technician, Textile chemist, Textile technician.

After successfully completing an apprenticeship, a conversation regarding further job opportunities takes place. During this conversation we discuss different aspects based on objective success criteria (results during the apprenticeship program at school and in the company) and subsequently together we choose an adequate education path and sign a new training contract.

The education program to achieve a degree as “Industrial technician” comprises two modules:

  • Industrial technician examination Part 1: Strengthens specialized knowledge (business management examination, apprentice trainer examination and master craftsman’s examination) Duration: approx... 2 years (part-time program)
  • Industrial technician examination Part 2: Includes the „Matura“(school leaving certificate)/vocational examination Duration: approx. 1 ½ years (part-time program)

After the completion of both examinations you obtain the   „Industrial technician“degree.   

Mechanical engineering technician

The tasks of mechanical engineering technicians include:
Designing, planning and manufacturing equipment. They assist during the assembly and installation process, and also during the starting up, maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment.
Besides manufacturing and assembling mechanical components, the main task of mechanical engineering technicians consists in ensuring that the machines and devices operate properly and reliably in order to minimize, avoid and prevent costly downtimes due to failures.

In case of failures in the system and operational disruptions, they use measurement and diagnostic tools to systematically search for the origin of the failure, they dismantle the faulty components, replace damaged components and where required they manufacture spare parts. During their tasks they use processes typical for the metallurgical industry such as milling, screw-driving, drilling, turning, thread cutting, welding or soldering. Furthermore they manufacture chassis and body components made of steel sheet or aluminum.

Electrical engineering technician

Electrical engineering technician set up power supply units and energy distribution systems for control, measurement, regulating and drive technologies. Their task also includes putting the machines into operation, and their installation, supervision and maintenance. Moreover they prepare, lay and connect bare and insulated cables and wires. They also create clamp and solder plug connections according to the circuit documentation (assembly schedules, circuit diagrams and installation plans).

They are also required to constantly check, repair, and if necessary replace pneumatic, electro-mechanical and electronic components and subassemblies according to the circuit documentation. They manufacture and if necessary replace devices and spare parts for operational equipment.
In some cases electrical engineering technicians are also responsible for the preventive and continuously maintenance and service of the utility service facilities (light, electrical power supply, air conditioning systems).

Technical assembler

As technical assembler you will be able to use PVC and natural textile panels to assemble e.g. tarpaulins, awnings, oil trays or scaffold cladding.

To achieve this, you learn how to cut the textile panels to size using true-to-scale drawings. You will sow the panels together either by hand or with machinery, or conjoin them by welding or gluing.

In addition, you will properly attach accessories, such as fittings, straps, eyelets or wire ropes. Other tasks include the maintenance and repair of assembled products.

  • Cutting
  • Surface joining
  • Finalization
  • Pre-assembly and repair
  • Quality control

Mechatronics engineer

As mechatronics engineer you will be asked to use mechanical, electrical and electronic components to build complex mechatronic systems.

Your task will be to produce the individual components and to assemble them to entire systems and assembly lines. These are then commissioned and programmed and the relevant software is installed.

As skilled technician you will refer to circuit diagrams or construction drawings to carefully check the systems before handing them over to the client. Other tasks include the maintenance, repair and re-equipment of mechatronic systems.Both machinery and equipment contain mechanical and electronic, often computer-operated, components that interact.

Mechatronic systems are based on a mechanical system that is software-controlled and regulated electronically.

  • Building and assembling equipment
  • Programming and commissioning equipment
  • Maintaining and repairing equipment

Specialist for warehouse logistics

You will accept goods of all kinds and check them for quantity and quality based on the transport documents.

As specialist for warehouse logistics you will be asked to organize the unloading and sorting of goods and then store them appropriately in the allocated spaces. In doing so you make sure that goods are stored under optimal conditions, e.g. by controlling temperature and air moisture.

For outgoing goods, you design delivery rounds and find the ideal shipping method. You commission deliveries, pack goods, and write transport papers such as a bill of lading or a custom declaration. In addition you ensure the loading of trucks, containers or railway wagons, operate a forklift and secure cargo to prevent shifting or leakage.

Other tasks include the optimizing of the internal flow of information, material and values, from acquisition to sales. You will find sources of supply, compare offers, order goods and see to their payment.

The calculation of warehouse key figures, inventory work and the drafting of simplified annual accounts are other tasks you will be able to master.

  • Goods acceptance and control
  • Goods storage
  • Commissioning
  • Packaging
  • Loading
  • Shipping
  • Optimizing logistics processes
  • Calculating and evaluating key figures