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8 // Cover story: Changing working environment Fascination Lufthansa Group Around 130,000 applications a year – the fascination for the Lufthansa Group is as unabated as that for aviation. That the aviation group has been one of Germany’s most attractive employers for many years is con rmed not only by the numerous job applications but also by a broad range of awards and top slots in renowned employer rankings. For example, according to the Graduate Barometer of market research institute Trendence, the Lufthansa Group again counted among the six most popular employers for German economics graduates in 2015. For future engineers, Lufthansa Technik ranked number eight. In addition, the Lufthansa Group received the rst prize in the category “Best career website” in Trendence’s Employer Branding Award. Every year, about 1.5 million interested parties and job applicants visit During the reporting year, Swiss received the quality seal “Friendly Work Space”, a recognition for companies that have integrated corporate healthcare management (CHM) into their strategy (see cover, Corporate Responsibility: Prizes, awards and indices). #LHGROUP #EMPLOYERRANKING More than 4,000 new employees in 2016 Be it as chefs at LSG Sky Chefs, engine mechanics at Lufthansa Technik, software developers at Lufthansa Systems, ight atten- dants at Swiss or pilots at Austrian Airlines: The Lufthansa Group offers a broad scope of employment opportunities on the ground and in the air. In 2016 alone, the Group will hire more than 4,000 new employees, including 2,800 ight attendants at various loca- tions and about 240 pilots. While employees and managers bene t from comprehensive continued education offers, new young employees can choose from a large number of training-based professions. The spectrum ranges from specialists for system gas- tronomy and tool mechanics to specialists for warehouse logistics, whereby technical professions such as aircraft part mechanics or electronics technicians for technical aviation systems traditionally draw the largest share. Such has been the case for 60 years: On April 3, 1956, Lufthansa Technik began training technical appren- tices in Hamburg – and since then has smoothed the path into professional life for about 9,000 young people. #CAREER #BELUFTHANSA Eminent visitor: Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel in conversation with apprentices at the Lufthansa Group.

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