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Launch your career with an apprenticeship

A career with an apprenticeship – a reality at Kellner & Kunz. As an employer that focuses on the human element, it goes without saying that we offer apprenticeships to support young people as they embark on their careers. Whether as a business logistics management assistant, as a buyer or as a wholesale merchant – at Kellner & Kunz everybody can launch their ideal career! You too can discover your opportunities!

A career with an apprenticeship as part of our corporate culture

Apprenticeships have been highly valued at Kellner & Kunz since our formation in 1922. It is therefore not surprising that our former apprentices have made a career for themselves in a wide variety of areas as technical specialists, departmental managers and even as members of the board of directors.

To ensure that our apprentices receive the best possible support, we have also been running the Kellner & Kunz Junior Staff Academy since 2005. Here, our apprentices have the opportunity to take their own Kellner & Kunz school-leaving examinations or to participate in the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO) distance learning course “Ironstar”, at the end of which they receive Austrian certification as “ironmongers and hardware dealers”.

Possible apprenticeships
Business logistics management assistant
Wholesaler
Information technologist
E-commerce merchant
Purchaser
Possible apprenticeships
Business logistics management assistant
Business logistics management assistant

You are interested in how goods travel from A to B? You are fascinated by internal logistics concepts? Perfect! Because logistics management assistants deal with the question of how the movement of goods and materials in a company can be organised and managed systematically. The aim is to make the right goods available in the right quantity, at the right time, in the right quality, at the right cost and at the right place. These processes need to be organised quickly, cost-effectively and with minimum impact on materials.

The most important responsibilities and points at a glance:

  • Managing the best possible movement of goods from suppliers (sellers) to customers (buyers).
  • Work locations: in logistics or administrative offices
  • You have contact with suppliers and customers, forwarding agents, and with employees in accounting, administration, logistics and the vehicle fleet
  • Coordinating orders and preparing picking orders (= putting together products)
  • Monitoring the flow of goods and controlling stocks
  • Carrying out stocktaking

The apprenticeship lasts 3 years. The vocational school in Ried/Innkreis is attended in blocks (10 weeks per year). The boarding school is located in the immediate vicinity of the vocational school.

Wholesaler
Wholesaler

Wholesalers have a wide range of tasks. If you are interested in buying large quantities of goods and then reselling them at a profit, then this could be the job for you!
Wholesale merchants buy goods in large quantities from producers and then resell them to customers. They obtain quotations, compare these, order the goods and store them professionally

The most important responsibilities and points at a glance:

  • Acting as an intermediary between goods producers, bulk consumers and processors.
  • Work locations: You work primarily in the offices of wholesale enterprises, but also in the field service or in logistics and sales rooms.
  • You have a lot of contact with suppliers and customers as well as with employees of other departments (e.g. Logistics, Accounting and Customer Service)
  • Maintaining accurate records with the help of special EDP programmes

The apprenticeship lasts 3 years. The vocational school in Wels is attended in blocks (10 weeks per year).

Incidentally, this apprenticeship can also be completed at our branches in Vienna and Graz.

Information technologist
Information technologist

A job sitting all day at the computer? It doesn’t have to be that way! The working world of information technologists is diverse and varied. Depending on the focus, information technologists perform a number of different activities.

To put it simply, the field of activity of an information technologist involves computer hardware technology. Their main responsibility is to select and commission network components such as routers, servers, proxy servers and the like.

he most important responsibilities and points at a glance:

  • TSynchronising and configuring user terminals and peripheral devices (such as printers, screens or beamers, but also graphics cards and other internal components of a computer).
  • Designing and planning a wide variety of data storage systems, configuring entire server systems and their basic services
  • Monitoring and guaranteeing the performance of networks
  • Analysing possible security risks as well as designing, planning and implementing appropriate security measures
  • Integrating cloud services (online memories that can be accessed from anywhere) into existing Networks.

The apprenticeship period is 4 (3.5) years. The vocational school in Linz is attended in blocks (10 weeks per year).

E-commerce merchant
E-commerce merchant

Today, everyone has probably shopped in an online shop at some point: whether for cool sneakers, sports equipment or concert tickets. If you are interested in how it actually works behind the scenes, then start your apprenticeship as an e-commerce merchant! E-commerce merchants not only manage online and web shops, but also control the digital flow of goods and services.

The most important responsibilities and points at a glance:

  • Accepting and processing online orders
  • Providing online customer service, e.g. by live telephone or chat function
  • Answering customer enquiries or forwarding them to the relevant departments; processing complaints
  • Administering and updating websites; keeping products and prices up to date
  • Working closely with logistics and sales departments
  • Designing advertising and marketing campaigns
  • Analysing and evaluating customer search and purchasing behaviour

The apprenticeship lasts 3 years. The vocational school in Vöcklabruck is attended in blocks (10 weeks per year).

Purchaser
Purchaser

You love shopping? Comparing prices and grabbing the best deal? If so, turn your hobby into your career! Purchasing occupies a key position within our company and thus contributes significantly to our economic success.

Purchasers mainly work with the telephone or computer and work closely in a team with colleagues from different company departments, such as logistics, sales or finance.

The most important responsibilities and points at a glance:

  • Researching the procurement options for any products that are needed
  • cobtaining offers from different suppliers and comparing these different offers
  • Participating in supplier evaluations
  • Price monitoring and price evaluations
  • Complying with customs regulations together with the terms and conditions of delivery and payment
  • Placing orders (mostly in writing, but also by telephone)
  • Monitoring delivery dates and issuing reminders in the event of delays
  • Initiating legal action in the event of problems with deliveries
  • Cost accounting, calculation and controlling
  • Documenting all steps in the procurement process

The apprenticeship lasts 3 years. The vocational school in Linz is attended in blocks (10 weeks per year).

“Women in technology? A diverse range of jobs makes this possible with us, e.g. in tool sales. Thanks to the Junior Staff Academy, I am optimally prepared for taking my final apprenticeship exams. My future is not something I need to worry about.”

Lisa P., wholesaler, apprentice

Your benefits

What makes working with us so special? Our team spirit, the informal atmosphere and last but not least, of course, numerous cool benefits and offers for you! Whether free accident insurance or a stay abroad – an apprenticeship at Kellner & Kunz offers so much more! 

Benefits

Crisis-proof workplace
Crisis-proof workplace for motivated apprentices with good prospects
Weekly product training sessions and business presentations
Outdoor events
Outdoor events in the form of orientation days (experience-based learning in self-catering huts, travel days, etc.) Outdoor events in the form of orientation days (experience-based learning in self-catering huts, travel days, etc.)
For the best
For the best: broaden your horizons in our subsidiaries, participate in incentive trips abroad For the best: broaden your horizons in our subsidiaries, participate in incentive trips abroad
Salary increase
Salary increase for an outstanding performance (rotational departments & vocational school)
With an apprenticeship
With an apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to gain numerous certificates and additional qualifications! Mit einer Lehre die Möglichkeit erhalten viele Zertifikate und Zusatzabschlüsse zu erwerben! Auch Lehre mit Matura möglich.

Rotation

Rotation
ROTATION

As part of job rotation programme, you will get to know many of our departments:

  • Purchasing
  • Product department/Product development
  • Marketing department
  • Sales department
  • Accounting
  • Logistics
  • Quality assurance
  • Switchboard
  • Customer management

A CAREER WITH AN APPRENTICESHIP

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Any more questions?

If you would like to find out more about us or have questions about specific vacancies, simply contact Andrea Erlach. She will be happy to help you at any time.

Andrea Erlach
Human Resources Management
Telephone: +43 7242 484-106
Email: andrea.erlach@reca.co.at

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Kellner & Kunz  AG
Kellner & Kunz AG
Boschstraße 37, 4600 Wels
Specialist store Vienna
Specialist store Graz Graz
Specialist store  Wels
Specialist store Wels
Mag. Roland Sperrer
Mag. Roland Sperrer
Head of Purchasing
DI Gerold Mai
DI Gerold Mai
Head of Quality Assurance
Mag. Astrid Siegel
Management Board and Group Compliance Officer
Tanja Hable
Tanja Hable
Social Welfare Service (Diakoniewerk)
Mag. Laetitia Asamer
Mag. Laetitia Asamer
Head of Human Resources
Iris  Fürnhammer, BSc
Iris Fürnhammer, BSc
Human Resources Management
Team RECA E-Business-Days
Team RECA E-Business-Days
Mag. Astrid Siegel
Vorstand und Group Compliance Officer
BSc Iris  Fürnhammer
BSc Iris Fürnhammer
Personalmanagement
Andreas Hopfensperger
Andreas Hopfensperger
Normfest Regional Sales Manager
Thomas Neustifter
Thomas Neustifter
Normfest Regional Sales Manager
Compliance RECA Group Kellner & Kunz AG
Compliance RECA Group Kellner & Kunz AG
Boschstraße 37, 4600 Wels
Gerald Weißenbrunner
Gerald Weißenbrunner
Sales Manager Skilled Trades Business Unit Austria
DI Gerold Mai
DI Gerold Mai
Leitung Qualitätssicherung
Dominic Walchshofer
Dominic Walchshofer
SECO Systems Sales
Gernot Auer
Gernot Auer
Regional Sales Manager Construction Austria
Günther Altenburger
Günther Altenburger
Sales Manager Industry Business Unit Austria
Fachmarkt  Wien
Fachmarkt Wien
Fachmarkt  Graz
Fachmarkt Graz
Fachmarkt  Wels
Fachmarkt Wels
Mag.  Roland  Sperrer
Mag. Roland Sperrer
Einkaufsleitung
Tanja  Hable
Tanja Hable
Diakoniewerk
Mag. Laetitia Asamer
Mag. Laetitia Asamer
Leitung Personalmanagement
Iris  Fürnhammer, BSc
Iris Fürnhammer, BSc
Personalmanagement
Ing. Andreas Gruber, BA
Ing. Andreas Gruber, BA
Head of e-Commerce / e-Business
RECA MAXMOBIL Fahrzeugeinrichtung
RECA MAXMOBIL Fahrzeugeinrichtung
Willibald  Harrer
Willibald Harrer
SECO Manager
Harald Dobesberger-Hofer
Harald Dobesberger-Hofer
Systems Engineering Manager, Assistant Sales Manager Industry Business Unit Austria
Mag. Sieglinde Puß-Inreiter
Mag. Sieglinde Puß-Inreiter
Head of Marketing
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