SPAR Austria to welcome 1,000 new trainees into food retailing

June 1, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: People

At a time when unemployment is on the rise in many European markets, SPAR Austria has created 100 additional training positions. In total, 1,000 young people will this year start training for a crisis-proof career in food retailing at SPAR Austria.

In addition to benefits such as financial bonuses, free driving lessons, and exciting additional training courses, SPAR Austria offers a range of secure career opportunities in the retail sector. SPAR Austria currently employs about 2,480 trainees in Austria and 790 in affiliated countries.

Trainees can choose from 21 different professions. No other retail company in Austria offers such a wide variety of training professions as SPAR Austria.

Crisis-proof jobs for the future

“The past few weeks have shown more than ever that jobs in the food trade are crisis-proof and enable young people to have an excellent start to their professional future. We are happy to welcome 100 new members to the SPAR family”, said Fritz Poppmeier, SPAR Austria Board Member.

Think outside the box

In SPAR Academy classes nationwide and at the SPAR Academy Vienna, practical work is an essential part of all training programmes. SPAR Austria is continuously developing its course offering by integrating additional training options into the curriculum, such as certified cheese accreditations, fairtrade ambassador training, organic food courses, and green energy programmes.

These training options enable young people to think outside the box and acquire additional knowledge beyond the regular curriculum – because professional food retailers are in demand.

Those interested in following a SPAR Austria training programme and joining the SPAR family can apply online on SPAR Austria’s job portal.

Source: SPAR Austria

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About SPAR Austria

The origins of SPAR in Austria date back to 1954 and the current SPAR AG was created in 1970, when the original founding families joined with other regional wholesalers to form SPAR Austria AG – a 100% privately owned Austrian company.

SPAR Austria’s gross retail sales growth reached 6.7 billion euro in 2017 from 1,566 stores including 757 operated by independent retailers. SPAR Austria is the largest private training organisation for young apprentices in their market.