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Lufthansa Technik: Bürgermeister Tschentscher besucht Ausbildungswerkstätten © Lufthansa Technik

Tschentscher, Mayor of Hamburg, visits training sites at Lufthansa Technik

Youths get inside view of training as part of Hamburg's collaboration with Lufthansa Technik

Dr. Peter Tschentscher, Mayor of Hamburg, visited Lufthansa Technik Friday (June 29, 2018) where young people with an intermediate school-leaving certificate are getting inside views of technology in preparation for possible apprenticeships. A total of 12 places are available from November 1st, 2018. Applicants are placed by the vocational and study orientation teams in schools across Hamburg and the Jugendberufsagentur (youth employment agency) backed by the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Family and Integration.

Opportunity to get to know profession

During his visit, Tschentscher spoke to participants and their trainers and had various workstations explained to him. He noted: “Career-orientated training preparation is an ideal opportunity to get to know the various professions at Lufthansa Technik. More than 7,500 employees in Hamburg make Lufthansa Technik one of our biggest employers. The company is in demand among specialists all over the world. Young people from Hamburg can gain a foothold at Lufthansa Technik in addition to the regular training courses. The aviation industry is an industry of the future with exciting and innovative professional fields.”

Successful co-operation

Since Lufthansa Technik and Hamburg began collaborating, more than 200 young people have taken part in the nine-month preparatory course. Around 80 per cent of participants begin a dual vocational training course at a company taking part in the project. Aircraft mechanics and electronics technicians, electronics technicians for devices and systems or tool mechanics (m/f) are trained. Lufthansa Technik is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, and operates at around 35 locations worldwide. It is one of the leading providers of maintenance, repair and overhaul services as well as modifications in the civil aviation industry.

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