Lufthansa Technik intensifies its training efforts substantially

  • 246 young people now starting – a rise of 55 percent
  • Further increase in 2020 certain
  • New approach to personnel marketing

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.

The sites and training professions:

Hamburg: 135 traditional and dual-study trainees are joining the program in Hamburg – 55 more than in the previous year. Most of the slots here go to young people who will become aircraft mechanics with specialties in repair technology (24) and manufacturing technology (24) as well as electronics technicians for devices and systems (30). They are joined by 12 aircraft mechanics with a specialty in engine technology, 18 tool mechanics, three surface coating technicians, and at Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services, 12 warehouse logistics specialists, all of whom are also beginning their training. In addition, there are new trainees in Hamburg for the following degree-based professions: two practice-oriented aircraft engineers (Bachelor of Engineering), three practice-oriented electrical engineers (Bachelor of Science), three mechanical engineers (Bachelor of Science) and four students of mechatronics (Bachelor of Science). The degree coursework for these programs takes place at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.

Frankfurt: 78 trainees are starting the program in Frankfurt – 32 more than in the previous year: 30 aircraft mechanics specializing in repair technology and 12 specializing in engine technology as well as 18 aircraft electronics specialists, 13 warehouse logistics specialists (LTLS) and two specialists for forwarding and logistics services (LTLS). As part of a new cooperation with the Rhein-Main University of Applied Sciences, the following academic professions are being added: two students of international industrial engineering as well as one prospective engineer studying electrical and aeronautical engineering.

Arnstadt: 12 aircraft mechanic trainees with a specialty in engine technology will start at N3 Engine Overhaul Services. In addition, two people will begin their training as warehouse logistics specialists.

Alzey: 13 slots have been filled for aircraft mechanic trainees specializing in engine technology. In addition, there is one dual-study trainee in mechanical engineering.

Munich: Three people will begin training at Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services as warehouse logistics specialists and two at LEOS as mechatronics technicians.