Lufthansa Technik Group welcomes 126 apprentices

126 young people will start an apprenticeship at the Lufthansa Technik Group ©LHT

Lufthansa Technik is starting a new year of training the future’s skilled workers: 126 young people will begin their training in 2021 in an aviation-technology, industrial- or logistics-oriented profession. Even in these difficult times, Lufthansa Technik plans to meet its future needs for highly trained specialists.

Despite the aviation crisis and structural changes in the company, Lufthansa Technik continues to rely on the training of highly qualified workers, and has done so for more than six decades. Especially now, the company wants to attract young employees who want to work in a fascinating and demanding industry.

“We see training as a long-term instrument, one that needs continuity,” says Barbara Koerner, Head of Training and Dual-study Students at Lufthansa Technik. “Only then can all the interfaces involved, such as trainers, specialized departments, operational deployment areas and vocational schools, provide optimal training quality. Against this background, Lufthansa Technik made a conscious decision to maintain its training activities. Only the number of places has been adjusted in response to the crisis.”

This month 109 young people will start their apprenticeships in Hamburg, 16 in Frankfurt and one at the Munich location. 109 of the new apprenticeships are directly attributable to Lufthansa Technik, the rest to Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services and LEOS. This means that there is now a total of about 650 young people in training or in a dual course of study at the Lufthansa Technik Group in Germany.

As in the previous year, the proportion of women is a good fourteen percent. Lufthansa Technik will continue to expand its activities in order to inform female students in a targeted manner about the many possibilities in pursuing technical professions. Originally, a higher number of new trainees was planned for this year. However, the massive downturn in global aviation caused by COVID-19 and the reduced workload in many parts of the company made it necessary to adjust requirements accordingly.

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