New trainees start at FBB:
Apply now for the 2017 training year

02.08.2016

1 August 2016 marks the beginning of training at Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH for 24 young men and women aged between 16 and 22. 13 trainees are now starting a course of commercial or technical vocational training and 11 students a course of co-operative study. Around 800 applications were received for this training year. There are currently 91 trainees and students taking part in an airport training scheme.

Trainees start the new training year with two interesting and varied weeks of induction. In joint seminars, the youngsters gain an insight into the company and its departments, and meet their colleagues. They are also given important technical and organisational information as well as safety instructions. Trainees in higher years share their experiences and provide valuable tips. One highlight is represented by a three-day trip to Milow.

Wide range of perspectives

This year, 4 trainees are starting a course of commercial training to become an air traffic management assistant. During the three-year training course, they will be placed in various fundamental and job-specific departments in order to gain an insight into modern airport management. Nine new recruits will also be trained in technical professions. During their three and a half years of training, they will learn the basic skills necessary to work as an electronics technician for information and system technology, an electronics technician for operations technology, a motor vehicle mechatronics technician for utility vehicles or a mechatronics technician in the various technical departments of the airport and in external companies. Theoretical training takes place at a sixth form college in Berlin or Brandenburg over the course of 13 weeks' block instruction per training year. Eleven trainees will complete the practical part of their three-year course of co-operative study in Business Information Technology, Technical Facility Management, Business Administration/Real Estate Management and Business Administration/Industry in the specialist departments of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH. Trainees will alternate between academic training at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and practical training every three months.

Employment after training

In 2016, a total of 19 trainees will complete their training with the airport company. On completing their training and passing their exams, the trainees will receive a Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) vocational qualification; motor vehicle mechatronics technicians will receive a Chamber of Trade (HWK) vocational qualification and students will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts, Engineering or Science degree. A separate collective wage agreement exists for trainees and students taking a co-operative course of study at Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH. This and the respective employment agreement determine the rules for being taken on after successfully completing the training. Graduates with very good marks in both the theoretical and practical parts of training will be given the offer of being kept on for a 12-month period and graduates with good marks for a six-month period.

Applications for the 2017 training year

1 August 2016 is also the starting date for applications for the 2017 training year. The airport company offers a variety of practical training opportunities in an exciting growth industry. The final date for applications for the 2017 training year is 31 October 2016.

Detailed information for interested applicants

Contact
Spokesman Lars Wagner

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

+49 30 6091-70100 +49 30 6091-70070