Wintersteiger – the Austrian provider of machinery for ski repair and maintenance, software for ski rental, and equipment and furnishings for ski shops – continues to train young people despite the coronavirus pandemic. While announcing the appointment of a new head of human resources, Wintersteiger says it wants to hire 15 new apprentices and 20 trainees and seasonal workers this year. It notes that it is currently difficult for youngsters to find places for compulsory internships for the summer of 2020, especially for students at universities of applied sciences p. In July, the company will be starting the third round of its modular management training program, in which almost 50 managers and talented people will receive further qualification for company-specific, commercial and managerial tasks. Wintersteiger also wants to signal to its customers that it has been consistently pursuing all relevant development projects despite short-time working. Meanwhile, Elisabeth Kriechbaumer, 37, became the company’s head of HR in May. She previously performed a similar function at Fischer Sports. Also, a 28-year-old lawyer, Victoria Schlosser, has taken over as head of Wintersteiger’s Legal and Projects department, making her the youngest head of a department at the company.