A total of 126 young people are beginning their training in the Lufthansa Technik Group in August 2021. The trainees are all studying an aviation technology, industrial or logistics-oriented profession.
Despite the pandemic and structural changes in the company, Lufthansa Technik continues to rely on the training of highly qualified workers, even in challenging times – and has done so for more than six decades. Especially now, the company wants to attract young employees who want to work in a fascinating and demanding industry.
“We see training as a long-term instrument, one that needs continuity,” said Barbara Koerner, head of training and dual-study students at Lufthansa Technik. “Only then can all the interfaces involved – such as trainers, specialised departments, operational deployment areas and vocational schools – provide optimal training quality. Against this background, Lufthansa Technik made a conscious decision to maintain its training activities. Only the number of places has been adjusted in response to the crisis.”
Of the new apprenticeships, 109 are directly attributable to Lufthansa Technik, the rest to Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services and Lufthansa Engineering and Operational Services (LEOS). This means that there are now about 650 young people in training or in a dual course of study at the Lufthansa Technik Group in Germany.
As in the previous year, the proportion of women is 14%. Lufthansa Technik will continue to expand its activities to inform female students in a targeted manner about the many possibilities in pursuing technical professions.
Originally, a higher number of new trainees was planned for this year. However, the effect of the pandemic and a reduced workload in many parts of the company made it necessary to adjust requirements accordingly.
Training started on 2 August 2021 at Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg. The 101 people comprise 23 electronics technicians for devices and systems; 24 aircraft mechanics with specialties in repair technology; 17 tool mechanics; 14 aircraft mechanics with a specialty in engine technology; 12 aircraft mechanics with specialties in manufacturing technology; six aircraft electronics specialists; and five surface coating technicians.
Eight people began their training on the same day at Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services in Hamburg. There are six trainees in warehouse logistics and two specialists for forwarding and logistics services.
The other trainees are all due to begin their studies on 16 August 2021. These include a specialist in mechatronics engineering at LEOS in Frankfurt, and another at LEOS in Munich; plus, at Lufthansa Technik in Frankfurt, eight aircraft mechanics with a specialty in engine technology. At Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services in Frankfurt, there will be six trainees in warehouse logistics, and one specialist in forwarding and logistics services.
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