More than 200 young people starting vocational training at Lufthansa Technik

Of the 200 new apprentices at LHT, 14% are women ©Lufthansa Technik

Despite the current biggest crisis in the company’s history, Lufthansa Technik 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 programs.

“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 be prepared in the best possible way for the demographic change in our workforce.”

Out of the total of 240 new apprenticeships and places to study, 192 are directly attributable to Lufthansa Technik, the remainder to companies in the Lufthansa Technik Group or joint ventures. 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 14%. 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.

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