In 2003 the change of the Austrian Vocational Training Law and hence the introduction of the integrated vocational training set a milestone for disadvantaged adolescents in the labor market. The integrated vocational training is a particular kind of education, which is adjusted to the skills and needs of adolescents, who did not have the chance of a successful career due to social disadvantages or placement problems. Adolescents can make a claim on the integrated vocational training if they prolong the period of their apprenticeship for a year or if they obtain parts of a qualification for a certain career. Both ways offer an opportunity for an official graduation. The vocational training assistance plays a central role, because he/she supervises the apprentice during the period of training. Additionally, the implemented legal guarantee for vocational training offered by the AMS is relevant for the integrated vocational training. The aim of this dissertation is to point out the general legal conditions of the integrated vocational training and the concrete realization of such on the one hand, but also to highlight the position apprentices and participants of the integrated vocational training occupy in the economy. Moreover, the differences between the ordinary apprenticeship and integrated vocational training, but also between integrated vocational training at company level and in cooperation with other companies, will be illustrated. Although the integrated vocational training has found its place in the Austrian education system, there are still weaknesses in practice, which will also be discussed in this dissertation. Finally, the burdensome way that leads to the integrated vocational training will be outlined as well.