One year of “Mein Dienst für Österreich” – a success story: The new offer for young Austrians who are interested in a career in the army and want to achieve great things in the service of their country has been available for a little more than 12 months. All that is needed for this is a “fit” and interest in one of the many training opportunities that the Austrian Armed Forces offer young women and men alike.
The foundation stone for a bright future in the army is laid during basic military service, where young people not only make an active contribution to the security of their country as part of solid training, but also learn practical and important skills for their future life, such as the young private Wendelin Schuen recounts: “You learn an incredible amount in the armed forces. In addition to self-discipline, my self-assessment has also changed. I have learned that if I just want to do it right and try consistently, I am capable of much more than I believed. This valuable experience will surely also help me in later life! “
After the basic military service, which today already includes political education and support in the field of digitization in addition to classic military training, a large number of exciting and future-oriented additional training courses await, which should facilitate entry into relevant professions. And the financial reward is attractive right from the start: Anyone who decides to take part in militia exercises during their basic training will receive a recognition bonus of around 400 euros per month. If you decide to go with “Mein Dienst für Österreich” and extend your basic training by three months and if you decide to work as a security police assistant, you will be paid EUR 3,000 per month.
But completely different career opportunities are also open through “Mein Dienst für Österreich”: Young people with leadership qualities can be trained to become NCOs in just 18 months and earn a WIFI certificate as “Qualified Managers”. This opens the door to a position as a commander, trainer or expert in one of the many specialist areas of the armed forces. If you want to develop your leadership skills even further, you can even become an officer within just four years – with full pay.
No less exciting is a specialization in missions at home and abroad, training to become a tank driver or a fighter pilot – yes, a pilot! Because: every job in the armed forces is also open to women, with 100 percent equal pay. But not only in the “classic” fields of military professions, you can also make a career in the IT sector with the Army: Some of the country’s top IT experts work in the service of Austria. The army’s cyber forces set up ICT networks, develop software and ensure the protection of important data.
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