Further training for winners
Always “Ready to Race”
Here at KTM, we look to the future. Whatever the terrain, we have the perfect model ready at all times. In much the same way, we offer you a variety of ways to build your own individual career which is tailored to your current employment situation and future challenges.
Depending where you are, you have a variety of options. Join us as a commercial or technical apprentice and get to know different aspects of KTM. If you already have a higher general school leaving certificate (e.g. AHS Matura), the Dual Academy can be your next step. Would you like to take the next step? We support a wide range of training such as master craftsman courses, part-time studies at colleges and universities throughout Austria, and dual studies which KTM helps to design and which advance your knowledge further.Read More Read Less
In motor sports, the coach is just as important as the driver and the team. For our managers, and aspiring managers, we offer a variety of leadership and management courses depending on their level of development. This not only motivates you, but also helps you to motivate your team to perform their best.Read More Read Less
One thing is clear – experts don’t grow on trees. Regular training has made us the best and quickest in the industry. It doesn’t matter which division you work in;
we make sure you can take your own individual pit stops to bring you up to speed and help you stay ahead of the pack. Training and further education, individually tailored for certain divisions, are there to point you in the right direction.
Action is the key to success
DIGITAL BUSINESS MODEL AND PROCESS INNOVATION MBA
KTM has discovered the key to being at the forefront of digital transformation: by expanding the digital literacy and competence of its managers. A separate MBA course has therefore been developed in cooperation with the LIMAK Austrian Business School. The MBA, with a focus on Digital Intrapreneurship, was started to further qualify our managers and get them Ready To Race in the digital age – and it is an essential part of our KTM_academy.
The participants can expect seminars and training in the fields of Management Compact, Leadership Experience as well as Digital Intrapreneurship. The focus of this master’s program encompasses both sides of digitalization – internal processes and the development of new business models.
Motivated, up-and-coming talent now has the special opportunity to join the “Young Pioneers” and learn to use “entrepreneurial tools” practically (duration: 1 semester). Due to the fact that participants come from a variety of divisions and areas, you can strengthen your own company-wide network and always have your finger on the pulse of KTM’s developments.
The Young Pioneers College is equivalent to the first semester of the Digital Business Model and Process Innovation MBA. The best participants then have the opportunity to jump directly into the MBA. Show your initiative and forge your own career path!
In our 18-month trainee program, college and university graduates with a specialism in sales and a passion for motorcycles can optimally combine theory and practice. Become part of our Young Pioneers College to network within the company and develop new knowledge together with colleagues. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in sales management and closely related areas, as well as learn from our professionals.
International experience is a top priority – our trainees therefore also spend some time in our offices in France, the UK or the USA. After this 18-month period you will have the opportunity to immediately take up a permanent position at KTM in sales management. Apply today and pave the way to a career with KTM!
Vice President Series Purchasing
KTM in 3 words: Young, dynamic, Ready to Race.
I already knew when I was at school that I wanted to work in technical purchasing. I was able to achieve my desire and started at KTM in the Mechanical Parts Engine team. Six years later, I initially took on the team leadership and now the management of the Purchasing Casting Components department.
Our department purchases casting components for series production. One of our main jobs is to find and develop new suppliers. To do so, I also often travel abroad and visit the suppliers at their locations.
The coolest thing about my job is that, having had an economic education, l work in a very technical profession. In the last few years, I have been able to acquire a great deal of technical expertise. This was made possible largely by training courses and the helpfulness of colleagues across the departments. I think it’s great that I was able to start in this position and have had the chance to develop further.
A lot of further training opportunities are offered at KTM! Since the fall of 2019, I have been taking part in an MBA program developed specifically for KTM with the LIMAK Austrian Business School. This enables me to apply the content of my studies directly in my everyday work. I also enjoy working on a wide range of different topics with colleagues across departments.
KTM offers me the chance to work on a brilliant product. It is great to work in a young, open and active team. Communication at KTM works very well, and the decision paths are short. This makes it very pleasant to work here.
My highlight at KTM was my first trip to the MotoGP in Spielberg with my colleagues. Another special moment for me was when the winner of the Dakar Rally 2018, Matthias Walkner, visited us in Mattighofen. We were able to celebrate his victory together with him!
For me, “Ready to Race” means commitment and all pulling together!
For me, career means…taking responsibility, being able to make a difference and having fun at the same time!
Head of Chassis Development
KTM in 3 words: familiar, down-to-earth, emotional
In 2008 I had the opportunity to do an internship at KTM during my degree. One year later, I started working at KTM Technologies GmbH in Salzburg as a design engineer. My focus in the area of plastics was on fiber composite components and thermoplastics. During this time, I also had the opportunity to support a project with our Indian partner Bajaj together with KTM Mattighofen. After 5 years, I had the chance to join KTM in Mattighofen as group leader for plastics technology. Since then I have been able to support several KTM and Husqvarna projects on the LC4 and Joint Product Platform as a manager. Since mid-2019, I have had the honor of leading the vehicle development department with a team of 50 employees.
The coolest thing about my job is having the opportunity to regularly think outside the box and help to shape the future of KTM in a lasting way.
KTM offers a wide range of further training opportunities. I am currently completing an MBA course which is specially tailored to the needs of KTM and for me perfectly complements my technical studies. As a manager, in addition to various technical training courses, I also receive continuous and constructive management training sessions.
What is special about KTM is the family environment and pride in the fact that an ingenious product is developed and produced in my home region. I love the feeling of experiencing the daily excitement live and seeing how the team works together to pursue a common goal.
My personal highlight at KTM was the special honor of being able to participate in the KTM 450 Rally in motor sports. Specifically, I had the task of developing the carbon fiber navigation tower and designing the package with the racing team. I was also allowed to replace the first generation of the KTM roadbook with the existing standard roadbook myself. The crowning glory was the first entry in the Dakar Rally and the final victory by Marc Coma.
For me, career is about knowing your limits but still having the urge to always expand your horizons and never stop.
For me, “Ready to Race” means motivation and dynamism, not only on the road and on the race track, but especially in the team as well.
KTM is the right employer for people who not only see work as a purpose, but enjoy the ambition and fun of development.
Head of QM Vehicle Assembly Quality Management
KTM in 3 words: big orange family, dynamism, performance
My career at KTM has progressed steadily. I started at KTM in 2012 as team leader for electrical and electronic components with two employees. Through dedication and personal commitment, the team was expanded to five employees and I became the head of the department for purchased parts. I am currently responsible for quality management at all KTM production sites. Quality is the top priority for KTM. I work with my team to make sure that the high quality standards are maintained. To do this we are in contact with all the areas involved – from development and production to customer service. The biggest challenge is to make the right decisions, often in a short space of time. For example, when there is a deviation. Here we have to quickly identify and evaluate all the consequences, assess risks and act accordingly.
The coolest thing about the job is the variety of topics and the ever-evolving challenges that this presents. Since KTM is a globally active company and we in quality management are responsible for all production sites worldwide, the different cultures are also a challenge. Seeing and evaluating decisions, responses and time periods in a cultural context helps us to react accordingly and maintain our high quality standards worldwide.
At KTM I have the opportunity to actively participate in developing tomorrow’s motorcycles and making today’s bikes even better.
Further training and development of managers is a top priority at KTM. I recently completed a management training course. All managers at KTM go through this in order to ensure a generally applicable standard here at KTM. In addition to the content, you benefit greatly here from the close cooperation with other managers that you don’t normally have very much contact with day to day. In addition, I am currently taking part in my own KTM MBA program: Digital Business Model and Process Innovation – as part of this we will also have the opportunity to spend a week in the USA to gain experience in Silicon Valley. I am already really excited about this week!
My biggest highlight during my time at KTM was being nominated for the MBA degree from over 80 applicants.
The shared fascination with the motorcycle makes the working atmosphere very collegial, makes communication outside one’s own department easy and makes barriers disappear. The hierarchies are flat and everyone is on first name terms. This creates a very friendly and dynamic environment.
For me, career means doing the job as well as possible, being self-critical and also picking up colleagues on a personal level. On the one hand, you need professional expertise to do this, but you also need social skills to manage employees successfully. The management training mentioned above was essential for this.
I would recommend KTM to motivated people who are passionate about motorcycles and everything to do with motorcycles. Furthermore, a long-term commitment to the company should be a prerequisite.
For me, Ready to Race means being ready to give everything in my job every day – just like on the race track.
Head of Payroll
KTM in three words: dynamic, energetic, exciting
I have been working at KTM for 4 years now. I started out as an HR generalist and progressed to Head of Payroll via a staff position which was part of the HR management. In this role, I work together with my team to ensure the correct and timely settlement of wages, salaries and travel expenses. I would say one of the main challenges is the ongoing implementation of legal changes.
The coolest thing about my job is that it is a very straightforward and solution-oriented role. The work across different divisions means you also gain a good understanding of the company as a whole.
I enjoy working in a cooperative working environment where you – the individual – are highly valued. Although there are specific local characteristics at each location, you can see that the Group philosophy is becoming ever more established. There is simply a shared mindset. From the very first day, you are on first-name terms. You need to be ok with that, but I think it makes many things much easier, much less complicated. There is no such thing as a hierarchical structure, everyone is aware of their role and responsibility. Personal initiative is definitely required at KTM. There is a great deal of trust in every single employee.
I would recommend KTM to anyone who enjoys working in a corporate environment, is keen to develop themselves and wants to drive KTM forward.
For me, career is what you make of it. No particular job title, but simply personal development.
For me, Ready to Race means constantly taking on new challenges and being the first to cross the finish line.
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