This master thesis deals with the role and tasks of social pedagogues in the field of youth employment assistance, in particular, in the ?inter-company apprenticeship? programme (ÜBA 2) in Styria, Austria.For this purpose, the views of the social pedagogues, the project-executing agencies and the young people in training, are empirically researched and presented. The focus of this research are the opinions and experiences of all three actors in relation to the relevance of socio-pedagogical support in ?ÜBA 2?. In this context, the question arises of how social pedagogues, who work in the field of ?ÜBA 2?, describe their professional role, work and personal identity. In addition, the issue of how project-executing agencies and the trainees assess and perceive these aspects of social pedagogues? involvement in the programme are under consideration. In another step, the views and expectations of the three aforementioned actors in the ?ÜBA 2? are combined and compared in order to get a clear notion of similarities and differences. Another point of investigation is whether possible differences in expectation might lead to tensions between the social pedagogues, the project-executing agencies and the programme-participants. The theoretical backdrop of this thesis spans from the status quo of youth unemployment in Styria via policies and measures aimed at combating youth unemployment to the relevance of social pedagogical work in the field. In the empirical part, the aforementioned issues concerning role, work and personal identity will be explored with scientifically established methods. The used methods are based on the requirements of the respective target groups.