"All systems go" for 151 new trainees at the Lufthansa Technik Group

Choice of 15 professions and courses of study

At the traditional start of the German training year 151 young people started either traditional or dual-study training programs with the Lufthansa Technik Group. The selection process for 2018 is already underway at www.be-lufthansa.com/technik. All told, Lufthansa Technik in Germany will now be home to 569 young people on their way to professions in technical aircraft services or aircraft logistics.

76 of the new trainees are beginning programs in Hamburg, 44 in Frankfurt, 16 in Arnstadt, 11 in Alzey and four in Munich. Applicants were able to choose between 15 different professions and courses of study.

The range of programs for electronics technicians was expanded once again. In Hamburg, 15 trainees have begun a program to become electronics technicians for devices and systems; they will go on to work in specialized workshops. 18 aircraft electronics specialists are being prepared in Hamburg and Frankfurt for work on aircraft in hangars.

95 young people will begin their training directly at Lufthansa Technik and another 11 will be starting at Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey, the successful Lufthansa Technik Group company that specializes in overhauling smaller jet and propeller engines. With this step, Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey is expanding its training capacity (it now has a total of 31 training slots) to safeguard the company's strong growth over the long term with motivated, expert specialists.

Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) has 25 new trainees for the future-oriented profession of warehouse logistics specialist as well as four people training to become specialists for forwarding and logistics services. This is likewise an increase in the company's training commitment, and one that reflects the rapid development of supply networks for customers all over the world. With what is now 65 training slots, Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services has the largest training program in the Lufthansa Technik Group aside from its parent company.

N3 Engine Overhaul Services, a 50:50 joint venture with Rolls-Royce headquartered in Arnstadt in Thuringia, has also increased the number of training slots it offers: This location is now home to 15 young people training to become aircraft mechanics for engine technology and one warehouse logistics specialist trainee. With a total of 51 trainees, N3 is likewise an important training location in the Group.

The percentage of women among the new trainees is 13% this year, and thus a satisfying 5 percentage points higher than last year. The company will continue to pursue its efforts of recent years to interest women in the technology professions of the future.

The sites and training professions:

Hamburg: 76 trainees and dual-program trainees are joining the program in Hamburg this year. Most of the slots here go to young people who will become aircraft mechanics with specialties in repair technology (12), engine technology (6), and manufacturing technology (6), together with trainees in aircraft electronics (6) and the new profession of electronics technician for devices and systems (15) that was introduced in 2016. They are joined by 11 tool mechanics, two surface coating technicians, and at Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services, eight warehouse logistics specialists and four specialists for forwarding and logistics services.

In addition, there are new trainees in Hamburg for the following degree-based professions: three practice-oriented aircraft engineers (Bachelor of Engineering), a practice-oriented electrical engineer (Bachelor of Science), two mechanical engineers (Bachelor of Science) and two students of mechatronics (Bachelor of Science). The degree coursework for these programs takes place at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.

Frankfurt: In Frankfurt, some 44 traditional and dual-study trainees will be starting this year: 12 aircraft mechanics specializing in repair technology, 12 aircraft electronics specialists, 13 warehouse logistics specialists (LTLS) and two specialists for forwarding and logistics services (LTLS). Five trainees are beginning a dual-study program in aviation system engineering and management for maintenance engineers (Bachelor of Engineering) in cooperation with the Bremen University of Applied Sciences.

Arnstadt: Fifteen aircraft mechanic trainees with a specialty in engine technology will strengthen N3 Engine Overhaul Services' workforce. In addition, one person will begin training as a warehouse logistics specialist.

Alzey: Here, ten slots were filled by aircraft mechanic trainees with a specialty in engine technology, and one person will begin a dual-study program leading to a Bachelor of Engineering (in conjunction with the University of Kaiserslautern).

Munich: Three trainees are beginning at Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services with the goal of becoming specialists in warehouse logistics.