Lufthansa Technik is reinforcing its commitment to vocational training. A good 280 young people (235 last year) will embark on their careers at the Lufthansa Technik Group in Germany when the 2008 training year starts this summer. The company announced these figures on the occasion of a recent visit by former soccer star Uwe Seeler and the president of the Hamburg chamber of commerce, Frank Horch, to the Lufthansa Technik training workshop in Hamburg. As of this summer, Lufthansa Technik will occupy a total of around 800 apprentices.
The largest training centres are in Hamburg (137 new apprentices), Frankfurt (105) and Munich (30). Under the heading of "Technics Students", Lufthansa Technik is continuing to expand its collaboration with institutes of higher education by offering 33 places in six practically oriented courses of study. The most recent addition to its range of courses is a "Bachelor of Engineering Aircraft Maintenance", for which ten places have been allocated.
Uwe Mukrasch, Lufthansa Technik's Chief Executive Human Resources and Information Management, emphasised that: "Training is a social responsibility for Germany as an industrial location. More than that: ensuring the best possible qualification and motivation of our personnel is the foundation on which the commercial success of Lufthansa Technik is built. That's why we offer so many places apprentices, and that's why we invest tens of millions of euros every year in the vocational and advanced training of our team."
Besides the traditional careers in aviation as an aircraft mechanic or an electronic technician, Lufthansa Technik trains toolmakers, warehouse logistics experts, surface coating technicians and management assistants in office communication. About 5,000 young men and women have so far applied for a training position at Lufthansa Technik for the year beginning in 2008. Most of the places on offer have now been filled. In the next few days the company will start to accept applications for 2009.
Information for applicants at www.be-lufthansa.com.