157 people begin training programs at Lufthansa Technik

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A total of 157 young people are embarking on traditional or dual-study training programs with the Lufthansa Technik Group in 2015 – 10 more than in the previous year.

The trainees include young people who will become aircraft mechanics with specialties in maintenance, engines, production engineering and avionics; tool mechanics; inventory administration specialists; surface coating technicians; automotive mechatronics technicians; and a machinist specializing in milling technology.

There are also degree-based programs for practice-oriented aircraft engineering, practice-oriented electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and mechatronics, offered in cooperation with the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences; a dual-study program in aviation system engineering and management for maintenance engineers run in cooperation with the Bremen University of Applied Sciences; and a dual-study Bachelor of Engineering program run in cooperation with the University of Kaiserslautern.

A total of 78 trainees are beginning programs in Hamburg, 58 in Frankfurt, 10 in Arnstadt, seven in Alzey and four in Munich. The number of places for trainee avionic technicians has been expanded to 36. Lufthansa Technik says this specialty is increasing in importance, especially to the maintenance organization in Frankfurt, partly because of an expansion in onboard entertainment offerings.

The percentage of women among the new trainees has fallen to 13% – 2% down on 2014. Lufthansa Technik says this is a clear sign for it to continue its efforts to seek out and inform young women about the variety of possibilities available in technical professions. The Women in Aviation exhibition, which has already taken place at a number of locations in cooperation with Hamburg Aviation, is one of its measures aimed at showcasing the professional careers of women in aviation.

August 28, 2015 

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