I love everything about electronics and hardware which is why I followed the path I did. After graduating from the Technical College (HTL) with a specialty in electronics, I went on to do my BSc in information technology and systems management at the Salzburg University for Applied Sciences. My Masters in embedded systems was done at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in Hagenberg. I was introduced to eurofunk during the summer holidays when an opportunity for an internship came my way. The company made it possible for me to work alongside my studies and the decision to stay on following graduation was an easy one. The field of technologies moves so quickly you have to be able to grow alongside it. And that’s what I do every day – with passion. I love that every day, there are new and different challenges that require my skills. For me, working as a technician is normal – I love my job. I think that’s the most important thing to consider when you’re choosing your profession: go with what you’re interested in and what you love, and don’t worry about what other people say!
Silke Hafner, Development Engineer, Communication Devices
From employee to department or even division head – anything is possible if you keep your eyes on the prize and work hard to achieve your goals.
On the way to my current position as head of the Solutions Division, I answered the hotline, supported key account customers such as Frankfurt Airport in my role as a consultant, headed up the consulting department and Service Division.
Over this 10-year period, I fulfilled my academic goals as well, doing a BSc in information technology at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences before going on to do a Masters in both Salzburg and Sweden. For me, determination is key!
Markus Schafflinger, Head of Solutions Division
I am another example of what you can achieve professionally if you begin your career as an apprentice. In the year 2000 I was given an apprenticeship in the field of communications technology. After finishing my training and with a certain amount of work experience under my belt, I made the decision to get my Master Craftsman’s Diploma in this field in 2007. Professionally, I continued to hone my skills in hardware development. I am proud to head this department today. Apprenticeships are of great importance to us. That is why I support whole-heartedly and became a founding member of our apprentice workshop – so that in future, many more apprentices will have the opportunity to take the same path I did!
Lorenz Gschwandtl, Department Head of Communication Devices
Like many of my colleagues, eurofunk has been my professional home for a while now. During my 20-odd years in the company I was witness to striking company growth and party to some very exciting projects – such as our ISO 9001 administration certification. During this time, I went from admin employee to the head of the finance department and successfully completed my MBA in a part-time postgraduate program. Careers can take various paths. In my opinion, difficult tasks teach you a lot in a short period of time and this in turn guarantees that you end up where you want to be.
Christian Mittersteiner, Head of Finance