Development of young talent, education and training is the absolute number 1 topic in Austrian enterprises. Thats also goes for the IV, the representative of interests for Austrian Industry, the banking sector, energy suppliers and industrial service providers.

We ask that future trainees meet the following requirements:

  • A Masters degree or degree programme (Diplomstudium)    
  • Keen interest in industry and politics
  • Willingness to take a position abroad, particularly in middle and eastern European countries (MOEL)
  • Mobile with Austria
  • Age limit of 28
  • Excellent knowledge of foreign languages 

The recruitment process is divided into 3 stages:

  1. An online test with general questions relating to economy and politics (multiple choice).
  2. Upon passing the initial test, candidates will take a second online test in the IV. This is based upon the content of a script given to you. The test consists of open questions, a multiple-choice section and an essay to be written in English.
  3. Finally, candidates successfully completing the first 2 stages will be invited to a three-member panel interview. 

During the 30 month training programme, you will complete a job rotation as decided through consultation with the Human Resources team. These will include postings in

  • national and international companies
  • international institutions and organisations
  • departments within the IV

If you are interested, please apply under the following link: 

If you have any questions please contact Eva Heppe (, +43 1 711 35-2202)

The selection procedure will begin following submission of all documents. 

We wish you the best of luck!

Mag. Christoph Neumayer                            Mag. Andreas Prenner
General Secretary                                           Head of Personnel, Finance & Organisation