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Lufthansa Group to recruit over 5000 employees this year

An incredible 5500 new employees will be cleared for takeoff with a career in Lufthansa Group this year – in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium alone, the home markets of the aviation group.

The group currently offers ten cooperative degree programs as well as vocational training in 29 different skilled occupations and several trainee programs.

Chief Officer for Corporate Human Resources and Legal Affairs at Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Bettina Volkens, said: “This shows once again how popular Lufthansa is as an employer with its various business areas.”

Up to 500 future pilots begin their training as flight students with Lufthansa Aviation Training at the European Flight Academy this year (2019) and in order to stabilize flight operations, Lufthansa Group plan to invest a quarter of a billion euros.

As an international employer with staff from 147 different countries, Lufthansa Group emphasizes diversity – and not just in terms of language and origin.

Mr Volkens said: “Equal opportunities for men and women at every level, that is what I stand for and that is what I stand up for.

“We offer a highly professional environment, attractive employment conditions and are standard-setting in professional training. Moving forward, we plan to bring even more young employees into the company than before as well as promote our talents through a wide range of programs.”

Lufthansa Group will recruit 1200 employees for the Frankfurt and Munich hubs, and over 1300 flight attendants for the Munich hub and at SWISS in Zürich.

In addition, Die Technik is looking for over 1200 new colleagues in Germany, 400 direct entries and more than 200 apprentices. Lufthansa Group is also looking to hire well over 600 IT specialists in Germany.

Over 170,000 applications were received various positions in 2018.