This year, 321 young people are beginning their training at Lufthansa Technik’s locations in Germany. The company said rising global demand for air travel and a resulting increased need for aircraft MRO services means a growing need for personnel.
Specifically, the company is looking for skilled workers for all areas: mechanics, electronics technicians for devices and systems, engineers, junior staff for the logistics department and for the commercial sector. The company said training of highly qualified employees is a central measure to secure its future development, because it competes with numerous other companies preparing for the changes brought by the upcoming generation shift and digitalisation.
“Today, employees expect exciting tasks, good supervisors and colleagues, career prospects and job security,” said Andrea Jacobsen, head of entry programmes at Lufthansa Technik. “In addition, they expect comprehensive support during the training period. These features are weighted higher by them than a high training salary or benefits such as discounted flying or an international environment.”
Just at the end of the year, Lufthansa Technik had also expanded and modernised its training workshop at the Hamburg site, to make the training for prospective specialists even more up-to-date and practice-oriented.
Of the 321 new apprenticeship or study places, 215 are directly attributable to Lufthansa Technik AG, 52 to Lufthansa Airline’s MRO operations and the remaining to companies in the Lufthansa Technik Group. This year, women account for 11% of the apprenticeship positions and 18% of the study positions.