In 2018, Deutsche Lufthansa AG will hire more than 8,000 new employees. The majority of them will be flight attendants who will work for various Lufthansa Group airlines in 2018. Lufthansa, Germany’s largest airline, will be hiring around 2,500 flight attendants alone at its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich; overall, the Lufthansa Group airlines will employ more than 4,000 new recruits.
Last year, besides its conventional application processes, Lufthansa carried out 11 “flight attendant castings”, which aroused great interest among the target group. Over 4,500 candidates have so far attended the various auditions and nearly 6,000 the regular applicants’ days in Frankfurt. Almost every third applicant received a job offer.
Just like Adriana Werner. “I’ve always wanted to work for Lufthansa,” says the mid-50-year-old new recruit, who was successful at the Lufthansa “flight attendant casting” in Offenburg last winter. “Being a flight attendant was and is a very big dream of mine. I couldn’t believe my luck at first,” she says happily. The dream of flying is now a reality for Adriana Werner.
However, employees are also being hired in other areas of the Group. Around 500 new hires are, for example, being planned for Lufthansa Technik at various locations. Austrian Airlines is also hiring a total of more than 500 new recruits, including flight attendants for the check-in and the cockpit, among others, and is also looking for employees in other business areas. With 38,000 employees, Lufthansa is the largest employer in Frankfurt and the federal state of Hesse.
The training of young people has special significance for the aviation group. In the 2017/18 training year, 250 new recruits will begin training or studying in the Lufthansa Group across Germany. And the choice is huge: A total of ten study programs and 30 apprenticeships – such as tool mechanic, systems catering, forwarding agent and logistics services – are available.
“Lufthansa is still one of the most attractive companies in Germany and is the ideal employer for many applicants. Last year, over 100,000 applications were submitted to the airline’s career portal. We’re very proud of that. We are very pleased that we are able to hire more than 8,000 employees again this year,” says Dr. Bettina Volkens, member of the Executive Board and Head of HR & Legal Affairs at Deutsche Lufthansa AG.