The Lufthansa Technik Group is substantially increasing its commitment to training young people in Germany: 246 new traditional and dual-study trainees have joined the company – an increase of 55 percent over the previous year. And in view of the Group's positive economic development as well as the fact that many employees will soon reach retirement age, Lufthansa Technik has already decided to add a further 50 training slots in 2020. All told, Lufthansa Technik is now home to 616 young people on their way to professions in technical aircraft services, industrial engineering or aircraft logistics.
Given the increasingly narrow market, the company has already started the application process for 2020 at www.be-lufthansa.com/technik in an effort to reach young people who are personally and professionally suitable for the training slots on offer. In addition to proven measures, Lufthansa Technik is also using numerous new approaches to personnel marketing.
For example, in 2019, the company started running campaigns in Hamburg's subways and fast-food restaurants as well as innovative videos on its social media channels. With "We like to move it", Lufthansa Technik produced a video on its commitment to aircraft logistics that managed to go viral. In addition, the Group broadened its presence at trade fairs and intensified its cooperation projects with schools and universities.
In 2019, 135 young people will start their training in Hamburg, 78 in Frankfurt, 14 in Arnstadt, 14 in Alzey and five in Munich. Applicants were able to choose between 16 different professions and dual-study programs. Of the 246 new training and university slots, 186 are directly with Lufthansa Technik.
Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey, the Lufthansa Technik Group company that focuses on overhauling smaller jet and propeller engines and is still growing strongly, has taken on 13 new aircraft mechanic trainees with a specialty in engine technology and one dual-study trainee with a specialty in mechanical engineering. The company is thus once again expanding its capacity, bringing the total to 39 slots.
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) has 28 new trainees for the future-oriented profession of warehouse logistics specialist as well as two people training to become specialists for forwarding and logistics services. With a total of 83 training slots, Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services has the largest training program in the Lufthansa Technik Group aside from its parent company.
N3 Engine Overhaul Services, a 50:50 joint venture with Rolls-Royce in Arnstadt, Thuringia/Germany, is offering twelve aircraft mechanic trainees with a specialty in engine technology and two warehouse logistics specialists an exciting start to their careers. With a total of 46 trainees, N3 also plays an important role as a training company.
LEOS (Lufthansa Engineering and Operational Services) is giving two future mechatronics engineers the chance to join the leading provider of aircraft-related ground handling services.
The percentage of women among this year's new trainees stands at just over 12%, which is more than two percentage points above the previous year, but still too low. Lufthansa Technik will therefore persist in its efforts to attract women in particular to technical careers with a promising future.