• Joe Breitfeller

Lufthansa Group to Hire 4,500 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland During 2020

The Lufthansa Group announced Friday that they will hire 4,500 new employees across the group in 2020 including pilots, cabin crew, MRO, ground operations and IT personnel. Most of the new hires will be in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Lufthansa Ground Operations Personnel - Photo Credit: Claus Morgenstern/Lufthansa

On Friday, the Lufthansa Group announced the opening of 4,500 new positions across the company in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The lion’s share of the new positions, around 3,000, will be available in Germany with the remainder in Austria and Switzerland. Around 2,500 positions will be “on the ground” but the company is also hiring 1,300 new flight attendants across the group’s airline brands. The flagship Lufthansa brand will hire 1,000 new employees this year including 450 mainline flight attendants and 40 Lufthansa CityLine cabin crew members who will be trained in Munich. Additionally, Lufthansa will hire about 100 administrative personnel and 300 ground operations team members.

Lufthansa Technik MRO Trainees - Photo Credit: Claus Morgenstern/Lufthansa

The company will also continue to focus on IT across the entire group with Lufthansa Industry Solutions hiring around 350 new IT professionals to meet internal and external demand. Lufthansa Systems will also be hiring around 200 IT specialists throughout the world. With the integration of two new Boeing 777s, Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) will create more than 300 new cockpit, cabin and technical services positions. Overall, the company will be hiring around 1,000 new employees in 2020, including 500 flight attendants. An interesting point outlined in Friday’s announcement is that the introduction of a new long-haul aircraft is essentially the equivalent of starting a small or mid-sized business, requiring 25 pilots, 10 technicians and 120 cabin crew.

As one of the most popular and respected employers in Germany and Europe, The Lufthansa Group receives nearly 200,000 applications annually. Commenting on Friday’s employment announcement, Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s newly appointed Executive Board Member (HR and Legal), Michael Niggemann said,

“Our most important competitive advantage lies in our employees, who give their best for our customers and our company every day with their dedication and skills. This year we will again be looking for dedicated talent in the job market. Our diverse range of career opportunities speaks for itself.”

The Lufthansa Group includes more than 550 worldwide subsidiaries and affiliates and the company offers 500 different job profiles, including 28 classic apprenticeships in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The firm will also fill around 500 “junior positions" this year, including 50 trainees. Based in Hamburg, the Lufthansa Technik Group will offer around 270 apprenticeship and dual-study programs in aircraft technology, industry and logistics. In total, Lufthansa Technik plans on hiring around 1,200 new team members in its home markets in 2020.

Source: Lufthansa Group