Further training for winners
Always “Ready to Race”
“Investing in training and further education is essential to strengthen our innovative capacity and competitiveness. Our employees are the driving force behind our success and their constant development is crucial for top performance in the long term.” Viktor Sigl, CFO of KTM AG
Are you ready to take the next step in your career? We support a wide range of training courses, such as master classes, part-time study programs and courses at colleges and universities throughout Austria, as well as dual study programs, which are designed in cooperation with KTM AG, to expand your knowledge. Depending on your current position, there are a variety of options available to you.Read More Read Less
In motorsports, the coach is just as important as the driver and the team. We offer our managers a variety of leadership and management courses and individual coaching sessions depending on their development level. This not only motivates you and optimizes your skills, but also encourages your team to perform at their best. In addition, we hold regular networking events to which external speakers are invited and where managers can exchange ideas and pass on their knowledge.Read More Read Less
One thing is clear – masters don’t just fall from the sky. Regular training has made us the best and quickest in the industry. By using internal and external experts, we are able to offer suitable training and development programs in all areas of our business. Regardless of the area in which you work, we will ensure that you can take your own individual pit stop to bring your knowledge up to speed and keep you ahead of the field.Read More Read Less
Just as a mechanic needs their toolbox at the race track, we ensure that the right tools for the task are always available to you in the Toolbox. The Toolbox contains practical and work-study qualifications in various areas and is available to all employees. From e-learning to hands-on training here with us, you’ll find we always offer the method that suits you best.Read More Read Less
The Production Academy is the place at which our passion for motorcycles and our dedication to training our production staff converge.
Our specially equipped training center offers our employees a special onboarding program that not only includes safety instructions, but also focuses on the fascinating world of motorcycles. This course covers the technical aspects of motorcycle component assembly through to the finer points of our production processes. This gives our employees the opportunity to fine-tune their assembly skills at various stations.
Our Learning Center also offers further training courses that are tailored to your individual needs – from German courses to management training and master classes. We also use innovative technologies, such as augmented reality, to make specific training content even more interactive and practical.
Here, you’ll find the right training course to develop your skills – so that you can shift up a gear.
E-TRAINING – SIMPLY PROGRESSIVE
The KTM_Academy offers a wide range of online courses and digital learning platforms for our employees to improve their skills. These range from software courses and a language learning platform to in-house e-learning courses in which we work together with specialist departments to disseminate the internal knowledge of our experts and make it available to a large target group.Read More Read Less
Action is the key to success
Every year, our various initiatives enable trainees to gain a foothold in different areas of our business, such as Sales Management, IT, Project Management, and Research & Development, allowing them to really kick-start their careers. For graduates from colleges and universities, the emphasis is on the optimal combination of theory and practice.
This allows them to learn from our professionals at various stations – to forge ahead with their own challenging activities and projects and, later, join us in shaping the future by taking up a permanent position.
Internal EMBA Program &
General Management Program
In cooperation with the LIMAK Austrian Business School, the KTM Academy offers two different academic training programs. The General Management Program is aimed at motivated junior managers and technical experts and is designed to provide attendees with entrepreneurial tools of practical relevance for their future careers over the course of two semesters.
Our internal Executive Master in Business Administration (Digital Business Model and Process Innovation EMBA) program prepares our managers for future challenges with fascinating seminars and input on the topics of Management Compact, Leadership Experience, and Digital Intrapreneurship. The four semesters focus on the topic of digitalization – covering internal business processes as well as the development of new business models.
Internal WerkMEISTER &
second-chance apprenticeship qualification
In collaboration with the “Du kannst was!” campaign (a joint initiative of the state of Upper Austria, the Upper Austrian Chamber of Labor, and the Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce), the Production Academy offers production and logistics employees who already have years of professional experience the opportunity to complete their apprenticeship in a shorter period of time by having their practical skills and previous knowledge recognized as well as with targeted extra-occupational training.
The “KTM WerkMEISTER” expert-training course, initiated in cooperation with the WIFI-Werkmeisterschule, provides our experts with greater insight into the fields of logistics management and mechatronics. During the course of four exciting semesters, our employees are prepared for a higher level of professional qualification and responsibility so that they can ensure the quality and safety in various areas of our business as technical experts.
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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