Fewer and fewer young people are choosing an apprenticeship. The reasons given are usually three points: working hours, the image of teaching and pay. A new generation demands a new form of work. This includes, for example, sharing a job, the four-day week or bonuses for overtime. These are models of the “new work” that many companies will probably not be able to avoid in the future.
“Just because it used to be like that, it doesn’t have to be like that today”
The apprenticeship shortage is on October 27, 2021, from 1 p.m.,
also a topic of discussion
on ORF Radio Salzburg “Lunchtime”.
The Salzburg state youth secretary of the PRO-GE union, Stojan Dobres, calls for companies to rethink their approach: “We are very often confronted with the arguments, ‘That was the case in the past, you just have to print through, cleaning the workshop is part of the apprenticeship’ . But just because it used to be like that, it doesn’t have to be that way today. We are there to shape the future and not talk intensely about the past. “
According to the AMS, the plannable free time is often rated more important than money for young people. The Wannen companies are facing these new requirements.
AMS supports companies in transition
The AMS Salzburg is now offering a special advisory service to support companies with new working time models and their image change. “We have our own impulse support for companies worth 10,000 euros, where you receive support during the process. And that is very well received and we notice that it has arrived at the companies that.
Tourism suddenly no longer “crisis-proof”
Many industries are feeling the shortage of apprentices, especially tourism in Salzburg. The coronavirus pandemic exposes some vulnerabilities in the industry. Tourism has always been seen as a “crisis-proof job”, and you could also find a job in tourism “worldwide”. The CoV lockdowns and travel restrictions suddenly showed limits to this supposedly open industry.
The tourism industry is therefore changing rapidly, says Jacqueline Beyer: “We have a lot of tourism companies that are dedicated to exactly this topic and already have new working time models. That’s the future.”
The state youth secretary has other ideas for the future, so Stojan Dobras demands a bonus for completing his apprenticeship: “Many companies spend a lot of money on image campaigns, this money could be converted and paid out directly to the apprentices.”
Union calls for new working time models
In addition to the apprentice bonus, a second demand from PRO-GE Jugend Salzburg is to rethink collective agreements. To counteract the shortage of skilled workers, there is a need for fair pay and new working time models. “In the metal industry, we are asking 1,000 euros for the first year of apprenticeship. But even with the working time models, you can get together as a social partner in collective bargaining to work out the best model, ”says Stojan Dobras.