HHLA and Airport welcome new apprentices

4 August 2023
Training of future employees in aviation and port now underway - emphasis on STEM professions

Hamburg Airport welcomed 20 new apprentices and dual students in nine professions while 25 young people began training in STEM subjects i.e., science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) on Tuesday. (August 1, 2023). However, some 1,700 apprenticeship positions were still vacant on that day, the daily Hamburger Abendblatt reported.

Record number of trainees at airport

"The airport environment is particularly exciting for the young people. It offers a wide variety of tasks in the most diverse business fields, special vehicles in the garage, maintaining special airport infrastructure, large Z8 airfield fire engines in our fire station, and much more," said Vanessa Sauer, Head of Training at Hamburg Airport. The next generation of airport employees are starting out in nine professions from dual business studies to apprenticeships as IT specialists, mechanics, electronics technicians, automotive mechatronics technicians, industrial clerks and plant firefighters. The number of apprentices is the largest ever and most trainees remain employed at the airport after completing their training, Hamburg Airport said.

Good future prospects at HHLA

Meanwhile, 25 apprentices have begun practical training in HHLA's operating facilities and branches in Germany and abroad including Container-Transport-Dienst (CTD), Metrans Rail Deutschland and FMH Fischmarkt Hamburg-Altona. "HHLA offers training and study places in line with demand. We see good, future prospects for them in the company," said Clarissa Groß, Head of Human Resources Development at HHLA. "It is important to build up skills among employees that our company will need to be successful on the market in future." HHLA provides training in technical and commercial professions, such as mechatronics engineers and digitalization management specialists. HHLA offers its dual students a STEM focus on computer engineering, electrical engineering, IT technology and industrial engineering.


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