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ÖBB's Attnang-Puchheim training workshop receives modern annexe: All you need to know

ÖBB's Attnang-Puchheim training workshop receives modern annexe: All you need to know
photo: Rudolf Laresser / ÖBB/ÖBB's Attnang-Puchheim training workshop receives modern annexe: All you need to know
08 / 06 / 2022

ÖBB will expand the Attnang-Pucheim training workshop from 60 to 80 apprenticeship places. Starting in June 2023, basic training, laboratories, such as 3-print and laser, an EDP training room, and social areas, will be housed in a newly built hall. The transparent design of the annexe and a new main entrance facing Salzburger Strasse will ensure improved visibility in the cityscape. A glazed corridor will connect the L-shaped annexe with the old building.

Silvia Angelo, Member of the Management Board of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG: "The addition of the apprentice workshop means that we will have more training places available in order to meet the demand for employees in specialist railroad professions even better in the future. Our apprentices receive forward-looking technical training under the most modern infrastructural conditions. After all, the best employees are a key factor for the successful future of the railroad."

Mayor Peter Groiß: "Attnang-Puchheim and the railroad - that has a long tradition. Good training is important for the future of young people. Many companies and the town as an employer have long recognized this. I am very pleased that ÖBB is contributing to the attractiveness of Attnang-Puchheim as a training location by enlarging and modernizing the training workshop."

ÖBB is currently training 45 apprentices - including 6 female technicians - at the Attnang Puchheim location in railroad professions: Electrical engineering, plant and operating technology, mechatronics, automation technology or metal technology, mechanical engineering technology, and track construction technology. In the fall, 18 new talents will be admitted.

The range of housing for ÖBB employees in Attnang-Puchheim is constantly being expanded. At the end of 2021, ÖBB completed the renovation of 13 accommodations. In 2023, 15 more apartments will have been refurbished.

ÖBB / 3D-Schmiede

Largest apprentice trainer in technical professions

With 27 apprenticeships, ÖBB is the clear number 1 in technical apprenticeships. Currently, a total of 2,067 apprentices - 410 of them being women - are receiving modern training. Young people with talent and interest in technology can still apply this year for around 600 apprenticeships at ÖBB is currently advertising the variety of professions and the many jobs with meaning in its employer branding campaign Imagine...

Key data for the modern extension

  • Start of construction: June 2022
  • End of construction: June 2023
  • Built-up area (GFA): 1006m² Net usable area: 870 m² Inner courtyard, break yard area: 936 m²
  • Walking distance from Attnang Puchheim train station directly next to the Park&Ride facility (good connection to public transport)

ÖBB / Marek Knopp

Building data

  • L-shaped barrier-free single-story addition 
  • A glazed corridor connects the old and new buildings - the new main entrance
  • Glass surfaces with sun protection save lighting energy and create a generous connection to the playground
  • Tws. greened, gravelled flat roof: plants provide a positive indoor climate - cooler summers (evaporation) and warmer winters. This saves energy costs and improves the CO2 balance.
  • Rooms for the basic training course are equipped with skylight domes
  • Natural lighting via the facade surfaces
  • The storage effect of the roof structure relieves the canal system by the delayed release of rainwater
  • Covered courtyard with seating and plants
  • The extension includes a future laboratory, training rooms, workshop, basic training, EDP room, master bunk and ancillary rooms. Furthermore: changing facilities, washrooms and social rooms.
  • Car, moped and bicycle parking spaces


Source: ÖBB Press Releases