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240 Youngsters Start Vocational Training at Lufthansa Technik

: Aug 6, 2020 - : 3:42 am

About 240 youngsters will begin their apprenticeships in Lufthansa Technik’s nine different training courses and six dual study programmes.

The apprenticeships are proof that the company continues to  focus on the vocational training of highly qualified employees as a means of addressing the shortage of qualified technicians in the industry.

“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. “Because one thing is clear: we will emerge from this crisis again and must then be prepared in the best possible way for the demographic change in our workforce.”

Out of the total of 240 new apprenticeships and study places, 192 are directly attributable to Lufthansa Technik, and 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 14 percent. Even though the figure represents a slight increase over the previous year,  the company will 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.

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