The total number of apprentices in Austria decreased slightly in 2021. Instead, there was an increase in the number of apprentices in the first year of their apprenticeship. Including the inter-company training, 107,768 people were doing an apprenticeship at the end of last year – almost 0.6 percent less than in December 2020. The number of apprentices in the first year of apprenticeships, on the other hand, rose by 3.8 percent to 33,189.
“Overall, we are not quite at the pre-crisis level among the new apprentices in the company,” said Economics Minister Margarete Schramböck (ÖVP) in a broadcast. But the trend is going in the right direction. “With the exception of Vienna, the number of new apprenticeships in companies has stabilized steadily since September,” said the minister.
In 2019, before the corona pandemic, there were 109,111 apprentices in December. In the first year of training there were 33,882 trainees.