An apprenticeship at HOFER lays the foundation for your career in our company. From the first day, you will be a valued part of the store team to gradually learn about your many different responsibilities. An apprenticeship with our company is a regional assignment with broad career perspectives: Complete your apprenticeship with a school-leaving certificate or climb the career ladder, join a store management team and become an apprenticeship trainer yourself. The career options at HOFER are endless!
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Proficient BACKBOX in-store baker, expert cashier or customer service star: Lea combines many talents and knows what matters in a HOFER apprenticeship. In this video, she shares important information about preparing your application. From pupil to apprentice – and future store manager?
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Each of your three apprenticeship years will have a different focus. The programme provides optimal preparation for a career as a Store Manager.
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You will learn to create appealing displays of merchandise and specials in the store and to check the freshness and quality of our products. You will also be in charge of producing freshly baked goods for our BACKBOX in-store bakery. You will provide friendly and helpful customer service.
You gradually learn to support the leadership team and take over your first administrative tasks. You check out customers at our modern scanner tills and conduct your own cashier balancing. You will learn to handle technical equipment such as the store alarm system. In addition, you will take care of proper delivery acceptance procedures.
You will take over your first independent management tasks. That includes ordering as well as tasks in the areas of receipt and financial management, inventory preparation and creating employee work schedules. You will be involved in training new team members and will lead the store team on an hourly or daily basis.
HOFER apprentices have many career choices: You can either contribute as a full-time Store Operations employee or keep expanding your position with commitment and motivation to become a Deputy Store Manager. That will help you grow into your leadership role with the support of our executive leadership programme offered by HOFER ACADEMY. In addition to professional expertise, you will fine-tune your social skills and prepare to oversee a store and a team of up to 30 staff members as a Store Manager.
Elma, an apprentice at HOFER, shares insights into her professional training to become a retail saleswoman at Austria’s most popular food retail company.
Our apprentices are our future managers. Providing high-quality professional training is a top priority for us. The following overview explains the skills you should bring and what you will learn in your HOFER apprenticeship.