Promotion and development


Besides the general further development of expertise, Telekom Austria Group primarily relies on know-how transfer in the form of national and cross-departmental expert networking. Simplified processes and breaking up inflexible internal structures define the framework conditions for these targets.
Telekom Austria Group attaches great importance to implementing a “Management of Competencies”. Thereby, vacant positions are quickly filled with internal know-how carriers in a flexible way. New competences required for digitalisation are thus easier to develop.

The Telekom Austria Group Business School  serves as a central development platform within the Group and offers a wide range of solid training and further education programmes. It also provides lively interaction and cross-border networking of employees and a space to learn new things. Founded in 2010, the Group-wide Telekom Austria Business School offers, among others, classroom trainings in combination with e-learning, blended learning – a form of learning that combines the advantages of classroom sessions and e-learning – mentoring, coaching and Gamification methods. The latter include the incorporation of playful methods of learning and are predominantly used in combination with e-learning methods.
Austrian subsidiary A1, for instance, offers university graduates a twelve-month graduate programme. The graduate programme Vip.alumni and the Group Talent Management Process were implemented at the Croatian and Bulgarian subsidiaries, respectively. Apart from these cross-border learning and development offerings, Telekom Austria Group’s subsidiaries create local further education programmes for their employees. With the eight-month New Manager Program, Telekom Austria Group furthermore supports young managers who have just recently taken over a management position.


The Telekom Austria Group Business School is an exclusive format for development and education in the Telekom Austria Group. We offer high-level education opportunities for the best-in-class employees through tailor-made programmes consistent with the Group-wide business strategy. The Telekom Austria Business School creates room for innovation, creativity, openness to change and networking between different functions and countries, thereby helping the Group to remain successful internationally.

Sustainability Report

Evolving sustainably with digitalisation

Sustainability Report 2016/17


Petra Gallaun

Irene Jakobi

Head of CSR
Telekom Austria Group & A1