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Welcome Internationals

We know that relocating to a new country is a big step. Our HR team supports you throughout your relocation to Austria ensuring that you and your family will have an optimal start. Right from the beginning we will have a (virtual) meeting in which we clarify the upcoming necessary steps. Starting from the visa process until your start at AIT, you (and your family) will be supported and guided by our HR colleagues.

Cooperations with local institutions

We collaborate with local institutions, that can provide you with individual advice on all aspects of your day-to-day life and help you settle in Vienna or in Austria. The provided services are free of charge and you can contact the respective contact persons at any time.

Vienna Business Agency - Expat Center

The Expat Center, equipped according to state-of-the-art European standards, serves as the first contact point for international employees. It provides the support you and your family need and ensures that your stay in Vienna is as pleasant and profitable as possible both from a professional and personal view. If you have any questions regarding your first steps in your new home, do not hesitate to contact our partner. The service is free of charge and is available in many languages.

Dual Career Service

We are member of the Dual Career Service (WWTF), which offers your partner support in finding a suitable job.­

Good to know when moving to Austria

AIT offers numerous benefits. Particular benefits when working in Austria are:

  • In Austria, you will receive two additional monthly salaries: 14 salaries instead of 12. Please note that our job postings indicate the total gross annual salary (including all 14 monthly salaries).
  • Employee contributions to social security are deducted from gross salaries. This will automatically cover free health, unemployment and pension insurance.
  • Education System - so you relocate with your family to Austria: public schools in Austria are free, as well as the last year of kindergarten before school starts. School books are also free of charge.


Internationals at AIT

At AIT, we have colleagues from more than 50 nations. German and English are our company languages. For colleagues with no German language skills, we offer German courses.