Twenty one trainees launch their career at Berlin Airports

Orientation weeks for the new trainees / Training in commercial and technical areas as well as cooperative studies / Application process starts for the 2012 training year

Today marks the start of training at Berlin Airports for 21 young men and women between the age of 16 and 26. Training places at the airport are in great demand: the new trainees were chosen from around 1,000 applicants. Fourteen of them are starting standard commercial or technical training, while the other seven – students from the Berlin School of Economics and Law – are completing their practical training at Berlin Airports as part of their cooperative studies. A total of 76 trainees from different age groups are currently being trained by Berlin Airports.

This year’s trainees start their period of training with two highly diverse orientation weeks. In joint seminars, the youngsters get to know the company and their colleagues, as well as visit the airports Tegel, Schoenefeld and, of course, the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (Willy Brandt). The highlight of the orientation weeks is a three-day “Trainee Trip”.

Six of the young career entrants begin their commercial training as an Office Administrator or Air Traffic Management Assistant. During three days of training, they pass through different departments, learning all aspects of modern airport management.

Eight of the youngsters receive technical training. Over the course of three-and-a-half years, they are trained in various technical departments at the airport, acquiring the basic skills necessary for a career as a Systems Informatics Technician or Mechatronics Engineer. Berlin Airports encourages women to embark on a technical career – e.g. this year, there is also a young woman starting her training as a mechatronics engineer.

Seven trainees are starting their cooperative studies in Business Administration/Industry, Business Administration/Facility Management and Information Systems, alternating between three months of theoretical training at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and three months of practical training at Berlin Airports. After three years, students will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree.

Applications for the 2012 training year

1. August 2011 marks the start of the application process for the 2012 training year. In view of the opening of BER next June, Berlin Airports is offering a wide variety of training opportunities in an exciting growth industry. The closing date for applications for training places in 2012 is 31. October 2011.

Detailed information is available to interested applicants at

Training and study day on 24/08/2011

Every year, Berlin Airports organises a major fair in cooperation with the Potsdam Employment Agency, presenting training and study opportunities in the aviation industry. This year’s fair is being held on 24 August 2011 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. in airportworld, the visitor centre of Berlin Airports in Schoenefeld. Besides Berlin Airports, an additional 30 exhibitors located in the vicinity of the airport will be represented.
Spokesman Lars Wagner

Lars Wagner Head of the Press Office / Spokesman
Berlin Brandenburg Airport

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