A fresh look at job sharing: the project team, consisting of IT, Communications, HR, and the platform provider JobTwins. F.l.t.r. at FACC: Alexander Hochmeier (VP IT & Security), Kristina Danninger (Senior Marketing & Communications Expert), Sigrid Uray-Esterer (JobTwins), Katharina Brunneder (Information Security Officer), Kathrin Gerauer (Information Security Officer), Martina Thoeress-Kofler (Group Lead Employer Branding), Katharina Miller (JobTwins), and Martin Pils (CISO).

Press Release: FACC further extends flexible work arrangements


Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueWithin the past two years, the number of different work time models in FACC has tripled — with the focus lying on the flexibility of employees as well as new approaches allowing part-time employees, for example, to work in executive positions. Highly flexible options for organizing their working times are also offered to those returning from parental leave and people undergoing continuing education.

“While, in the past, there were only few work time schemes, there is now a trend towards highly flexible models based on the individual needs of each employee,” emphasizes Georg Horacek, VP Human Resources. Whereas, in 2021, some 80 to 100 different working time schemes were available, there are currently more than 300 models throughout the enterprise.

A fresh look at job sharing

The measures introduced also include an upgrade of job sharing. With this model, two people share the tasks and the responsibilities of one full-time position. Thus, part-time employees get access to interesting (managerial) positions, and working mothers and fathers, in particular, are allowed to seamlessly continue their careers.

Older people in partial retirement as well as young professionals, too, will find interesting perspectives in the concept, which supports a knowledge transfer from older employees to younger ones. To this end, FACC uses a platform offered by JobTwins where “JobTwin searchers” are interconnected.

FACC IT & Security has already applied the new approach successfully: “Job sharing is a work time model of the future that we from FACC use to gain experience at an early stage on all levels. Because of the tight labor market situation in IT, we have launched it in our department, and we are looking forward to making an important contribution to a necessary cultural transformation,” says Alexander Hochmeier, VP IT & Security of FACC.

Kathrin Gerauer (34) and Katharina Brunneder (36) have been the first IT experts to implement this concept successfully since last November: “Due to the job-sharing model, we have been able to realize challenging projects on a part-time basis while optimally balancing family and work.”

Kathrin Gerauer and Katharina Brunneder have been the first IT experts to implement the job-sharing concept successfully since last November. They are seen here with their hands touching.

Flexible entry opportunities after parental leave

FACC also focuses on supporting employees returning from parental leave in resuming their jobs. In this context, FACC is one of the few enterprises that offers a flexible part-time model not only to white-collar workers but also to people in production, which has been received very well. Here, the number of the desired working hours can be freely agreed. With all work time models, flexibility is paramount: employees can work up to 100% from home if this is agreed with the respective superior. Moreover, up to 10 additional days off are possible within the scope of a flexible time schedule.


Part-time offers for master students

To get young talents interested in the enterprise at an early stage, bachelor students are also offered attractive options for a career entry. Students can start an employment already during the master’s program, working part-time and organizing their time freely. In times when long hours of studying are required or during exam periods, the working hours can be reduced and performed at a later date.

About FACC

FACC is a worldwide leading aerospace company in design, development and production of aerospace technologies and advanced aircraft lightweight systems. Being the technology partner of all major manufacturers, FACC works together with its customers on developing solutions for the mobility of the future. Every second, there is an aircraft taking off with FACC technology on board. In the fiscal year 2021, FACC achieved 497.6 million Euro in revenues. Approximately 3,000 people from 42 nations are employed at 13 international locations worldwide.

All images credited to FACC/Georg Tiefenthaler (GETIFO)