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Lufthansa Technik Group: 157 young people begin training

26.08.2015Career and Job

157 young people are now starting either traditional or dual-study training programs with the Lufthansa Technik Group, ten more than in 2014. The selection process for 2016 is also already under way. All told, Lufthansa Technik will now be home to 560 young people on their way to professions in technical aircraft services or aircraft logistics.

The number of places providing training as avionic technicians has been significantly expanded. With a total of 36 new trainees, Lufthansa Technik is taking account of the increasing importance of this specialty especially in the maintenance organization in Frankfurt. Apart from the progressive development of the actual aircraft, this trend is also a reflection of the significant expansion of entertainment offers on board.

117 young people will begin their training directly at Lufthansa Technik, and another seven will be starting at Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey, the very successful company that specializes in overhauling smaller jet and turboprop engines. The inclusion of a dual-study program as Bachelor of Engineering for the first time in cooperation with the University of Kaiserslautern is a clear signal of the further expansion of engineering as a discipline at the Alzey location. Lufthansa Engineering and Operational Services (LEOS), a ground handling services subsidiary, will be home to three trainees destined to become automotive mechatronics technicians.

As last year, Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) will have 20 new trainees in the future-oriented profession as specialists for inventory administration. With a total of 52 trainees, this is one of the major training operations in the Lufthansa Technik Group. N3 Engine Overhaul Services, headquartered in Arnstadt in Thuringia, is a 50:50 joint venture with Rolls-Royce for overhauling Trent engines. This year the company will have a total of ten training slots for aircraft mechanics with a specialty in engine technology. Arnstadt has also further consolidated its position as a training location in the Group with its 53 trainees.

The percentage of women among the new trainees has fallen to 13%, so 2% down on last year. This is a clear sign for Lufthansa Technik to continue its efforts to seek out and inform young women about the variety of possibilities available in technical professions. The "Women in Aviation" exhibition, which has already taken place at a number of locations in cooperation with Hamburg Aviation, is just one of the many measures aimed at showcasing the professional careers of women in aviation

78 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 maintenance (12), engines (12), production engineering (12) and avionics (12). Moreover, this year twelve people will begin their training as tool mechanics, seven as specialists for inventory administration (Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services - LTLS), and two as surface coating technicians. In addition, there are new trainees in Hamburg for the following degree-based professions: three practice-oriented aircraft engineers (Bachelor of Engineering), two practice-oriented electrical engineers (Bachelor of Science), two mechanical engineers (Bachelor of Science) and two students of mechatronics. The degree coursework for these programs takes place at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.

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