2020
03
Aug

Despite the crisis: More than 200 young people are now starting their vocational training

  • Despite the current biggest crisis in the company's history, Lufthansa Technik AG continues to consistently focus on the vocational training of highly qualified employees as a measure to secure the future. This month, some 240 young people will therefore begin their apprenticeships in the company in nine different training courses and six dual study programmes.

"Even though we have no employment for many of our staff at the moment, we continue to train," said Antonio Schulthess, Chief Executive Human Resources, Engines & Aircraft Systems at Lufthansa Technik AG. "Because one thing is clear: we will emerge from this crisis again and must then be prepared in the best possible way for the demographic change in our workforce."

Out of the total of 240 new apprenticeships and study places, 192 are directly attributable to Lufthansa Technik AG, the remainder to companies in the Lufthansa Technik Group or joint ventures (see list below). In total, more than 750 young people are currently undergoing training or studying in the Lufthansa Technik Group on their way to a career in aircraft engineering, industry or logistics.

The proportion of women in 2020 is a good fourteen percent. Compared with the previous year, this figure represents a slight increase, but it is still too low. Lufthansa Technik will therefore continue its efforts to attract women in particular to technical professions. The inclusion of people with physical disabilities also remains a declared goal of the company: this year in Hamburg, two hearing impaired people will start their training as tool mechanics.

Originally Lufthansa Technik had planned a higher number of new apprentices for this year. However, the outbreak of the pandemic as well as the resulting massive decline in global air traffic and the workload in many parts of the company made it necessary to adjust the number of trainees accordingly.

Training figures by location and specialization

Lufthansa Technik AG, Hamburg (training starts August 3), in total 129 (incl. KOMBI train. / Technik Students):

  • 26 electronics technicians for devices and systems
  • 20 aircraft mechanics with specialties in repair technology
  • 19 aircraft mechanics with specialties in manufacturing technology
  • 19 aircraft mechanics with specialties in engine technology
  • 16 tool mechanics
  • 5 aircraft electronics specialists
  • 4 surface coating technicians

KOMBI trainings: Basic training in Hamburg, later practical training at other locations (in brackets):

  • KOMBI - 3 aircraft mechanics with specialties in manufacturing technology (Frankfurt)
  • KOMBI - 3 aircraft electronics specialists (Cologne-Bonn)
  • KOMBI - 2 electronics technicians for devices and systems (Frankfurt)
  • KOMBI - 2 aircraft electronics specialists (Duesseldorf)
  • KOMBI - 2 tool mechanics (Frankfurt)
  • KOMBI - 1 aircraft mechanic with specialties in repair technology (Cologne-Bonn)

Dual study program "Technik Students" in Hamburg:

  • 3 students in the Mechanical Engineering course
  • 2 students in the course Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • 2 students in the aircraft construction course

Lufthansa Technik AG, Frankfurt (training starts August 10), 63 in total (incl. Technik Students):

  • 31 aircraft mechanics with specialties in repair technology
  • 17 aircraft electronics specialists
  • 11 aircraft mechanics with specialties in engine technology

Dual study program "Technik Students" in Frankfurt:

  • 2 students in the International Industrial Engineering and Management course
  • 1 student in the course of Applied Physics
  • 1 student in the course of Electrical and Aeronautical Engineering

Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services, 22 in total:

  • 11 warehouse logistics specialists (Hamburg, start of training August 3)
  • 8 warehouse logistics specialists (Frankfurt, start of training August 10)
  • 2 specialists for forwarding and logistics services (Frankfurt, start of training August 10)
  • 1 warehouse logistics specialist (Munich, start of training August 10)

Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (Alzey, training starts 3 August), a total of 15:

  • 14 aircraft mechanics with specialties in engine technology
  • 1 cutting machine operator specialising in milling technology

Joint venture N3 Engine Overhaul Services (Arnstadt, start of training September 1), 11 in total:

  • 11 aircraft mechanics specialising in engine technology