Lufthansa Technik Renews Commitment to Apprentice Training

After one of the biggest aviation industry crises, Lufthansa Technik’s apprentice training program this year has returned in terms of numbers to roughly where it was in 2020: 186 young people will begin  their apprenticeship at the German locations of the company. Furthermore, a  total of 23 dual students were taken on, i.e. school graduates who combine their degree courses with practical 

“We need reinforcements for the decade ahead; mechanics and engineers for the production divisions, we need young staff members for logistics and also the commercial sector,” says Barbara Koerner, head of Training & Dual Studies at Lufthansa Technik. “We are competing  with many other companies that are preparing for the changes brought about by the upcoming generation change and increasing digitization. The job market has changed a great deal: In a constantly evolving  world, we increasingly find ourselves in the situation of no longer being able to choose but having to be chosen as an attractive employer. In this respect, vocational training of highly qualified workers remains one of our most important measures for securing the future.” 

In view of an increasingly tight HR market, Lufthansa Technik is using a number of new methods in addition to tried-and-tested measures in personnel marketing in order to reach young people who 
are suitable both personally and professionally: With new visual language and under the slogan “We are Aviationeers” in printed and online advertising formats as well as social channels, the company is also advertising for new employees in Hamburg and Frankfurt with campaigns in public transport and in fast food restaurants. Presence at trade fairs will also be intensified again, as will cooperation projects with schools and universities.

Of the altogether 209 new training positions or places to study, 122 are directly attributable to Lufthansa Technik AG, 36 for the first time to the technical operations of Lufthansa Airlines, and the remainder to the companies of the Lufthansa Technik Group (see listing below). The percentage of women in this year is a good fourteen percent. The inclusion of people with physical disabilities  also remains a declared goal of the company: In Hamburg, two hearing-impaired people will start their training as tool mechanics this year.

Training figures by location and specialization:

Lufthansa Technik AG, Hamburg (training starts August 8), 111 in total (incl. Technik Students)

93 apprentices:
28 aircraft mechanics for technical maintenance 
10 aircraft mechanics for production engineering 
21 aircraft mechanics for engine technology 
6 tool mechanics (2 of which are hearing-impaired) 
13 electronics technicians for devices and systems 
11 aircraft electronics specialists 
4 cutting machine operators 

18 Technik Students

3 aircraft construction specialists
2 electrical engineering and information technology specialists 
6 mechanical engineers 
1 mechatronics specialist 
3 industrial engineers 
3 information technology specialists

Lufthansa Technik AG, Frankfurt (training starts August 22), 65 in total (incl. Technik Students)

60 apprentices:
24 aircraft mechanics for engine technology 
18 aircraft mechanics for technical maintenance (training for Lufthansa Airlines) 
6 aircraft electronics specialists (training for Lufthansa Airlines) 
6 aircraft mechanics for technical maintenance (training for 
Lufthansa Airlines, after basic training deployment in Munich) 
6 aircraft electronics specialists (training for Lufthansa Airlines, 
after basic training deployment in Munich)

5 Technik Students – Bachelor 
1 international business engineer 
2 business engineers
2 Applied Physicists

Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services, Hamburg (training starts August 
8), 8 in total
8 specialists for warehouse logistics

Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services, Frankfurt (training starts 
August 22), 9 in total
7 specialists for warehouse logistics 
2 specialists for forwarding and logistics services

Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey, Alzey (training starts August 1), 11 in total

11 aircraft mechanics for engine technology 

Lufthansa Engineering and Operational Services GmbH (training starts 
August 22), 1 in total
1 specialist in mechatronics engineering

Lufthansa Technik AG, Berlin (training starts September 1), 4 in total
4 aircraft mechanics for production engineering