News | 12/05/2022 Liebherr apprentice successful at WorldSkills 2022

Kilian Wallner achieved ninth place at the World Skills Championships as part of "Team Austria".

Single image, web (53 KB)

Kilian during his qualification for WorldSkills 2022.

Single image, web (336 KB)

Together with his instructor Andreas Scharler, he trained for the WorldSkills for five months.

Single image, web (151 KB)

Kilian Wallner, an apprentice at Liebherr Österreich Vertriebs- und Service GmbH, has come ninth at the WorldSkills 2022 competition. A total of 100 participants from 37 countries competed at the exhibition centre in Salzburg from 23 to 25 November. The Liebherr team would like to congratulate Kilian on his top-ten finish.

Kilian Wallner qualified for WorldSkills with his first place at the AustrianSkills 2022. For five months, the construction machines technician prepared for his participation in WorldSkills together with his apprentice trainer Andreas Scharler. "I won't let myself go crazy, even though the competition is very strong this year," said the Austrian before his first competition in the agricultural and construction machinery technology category. Kilian and Andreas were able to pop the corks together with "Team Austria" and celebrate a strong ninth place.

Construction machines have fascinated Kilian Wallner from an early age. "Just a drop of fuel is enough to set a machine weighing several tonnes in motion – that is extremely exciting, both physically and in terms of the forces involved." Besides the versatility of his job and the daily challenges, he particularly appreciates the complexity of the machines. "What I like best are unknown problems that you can't just read up on. Then you have to think for yourself to find a solution," says the agricultural and construction machines technician. After WorldSkills, Kilian is already looking ahead to the next challenge: the master craftsman exam.

WorldSkills International was founded in 1950 and is now a worldwide non-profit organisation with 85 member countries on five continents. Its mission is to constantly raise the profile of the craft, industrial and service professions and vocational education and training worldwide. The aim of this international platform is to promote young professionals and to develop new, innovative ways of vocational education and training.

More about apprenticeships at Liebherr Germany

More about apprenticeships at Liebherr Austria