The apprentice training programme run by Lufthansa Technik has returned to an intake roughly that of 2020. This year, 186 young people will begin Lufthansa Technik apprenticeships at various sites in Germany. Additionally, there are 23 ‘dual’ students – those who are combining their degree courses with practical applications.
“We need reinforcements for the decade ahead; mechanics and engineers for the production divisions, we need young staff members for logistics and also the commercial sector,” said Barbara Koerner, head of training and dual studies at Lufthansa Technik. “We are competing with many other companies that are preparing for the changes brought about by the upcoming generation change and increasing digitisation. The job market has changed a great deal: in a constantly evolving world, we increasingly find ourselves in the situation of no longer being able to choose but having to be chosen as an attractive employer. In this respect, vocational training of highly qualified workers remains one of our most important measures for securing the future.”
In view of an increasingly tight HR market, Lufthansa Technik is using a number of new methods in addition to tried-and-tested measures in personnel marketing to reach young people who are suitable both personally and professionally. With new visual language and under the slogan ‘We are Aviationeers’ in printed and online advertising formats as well as social channels, the company is also advertising for new employees in Hamburg and Frankfurt with campaigns in public transport and fast-food restaurant settings. Presence at trade fairs will also be intensified again, as will cooperation projects with schools and universities.
Of the 209 new training positions or places to study, 122 are directly attributable to Lufthansa Technik; 36 for the first time to Lufthansa Airlines’ technical operations; and the remainder to Lufthansa Technik Group companies. The percentage of women this year is 14%. The inclusion of people with physical disabilities also remains a declared goal of the company: in Hamburg, two people with hearing impairments will start their training as tool mechanics this year.