6 Hamburg schools are involved in the “Career Orientation Aviation” pilot project. Students who follow this program through to the end, and who are successful in their studies, will be offered an internship and integrated recruitment test by Airbus or Lufthansa Technik.
Airbus and Lufthansa Technik have joined forces in Hamburg with the Ministry of Schools, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Hamburg Centre of Aviation Training (HCAT) and cluster group Hamburg Aviation to “achieve a closer institutional intermeshing of schools, universities and the aviation industry in the context of training and developing specialist personnel.” Together, these key industry organizations have launched a pilot program called Career Orientation Aviation.
Students aged 12 and 13 from six different schools around the city are participating in the pilot, which begins with a visit to their classroom by someone already apprenticing at Lufthansa Technik and/or Airbus.
After talking with the apprentices about the aircraft mechanics and aircraft electronics fields, interested students get to visit Hamburg Centre of Aviation Training (HCAT) for 2 hands-on workshops where they complete tasks that are typical to these career paths.
The third step of the program sees the students visiting Airbus and Lufthansa to observe how the companies operate day-to-day.
If, at the end of these exercises, the student is keen to pursue a career in aviation, they will get the chance to speak one-on-one with Airbus and Lufthansa Technik about specific future perspectives. The young people, at around age 14, will then be offered a follow-up internship with an integrated recruitment test.
Source: Manuel Belleli
This approach, where schools, trade organizations and large enterprise companies collaborate to guide successful pupils through career orientation across various year levels, is currently unique in Germany.
Based on the article “New Program Helps Airbus and Lufthansa Technik Scout and Shape Future Workforce” published by Apex