Welcome to the airport! 31 trainees start their career

01.08.14 11:14

Commercial and industrial/technical training as well as cooperative study programmes / 20 graduates successfully complete their training / Applications now being accepted for the 2015 training year

Today marks the beginning of training at Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH for 31 young men and women aged between 16 and 27. The interest in training places at Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH remains very high, and around 900 applications were received for this year’s intake. After making it past the selection process, 20 trainees are now starting a course of commercial or technical vocational training and 11 students a course of cooperative study at Berlin Airports. There are currently 88 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 colleagues. The departments provide the trainees with information about their new duties and they are also are given important technical and organisational information as well as safety instructions. Trainees in higher years share their experiences and provide valuable tips.

A wide range of training opportunities

This year, 10 trainees are starting a course of commercial training to become an office management assistant or 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. Ten new recruits will 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 information and systems administrator, a motor vehicle mechanical engineer or 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 complete the practical part of their three-year course of cooperative study in Business Information Technology, IT, Business Administration/Industry and Business Administration/Real Estate Management 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.

On completing their training and passing their exams, the trainees will receive a Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) vocational qualification; students will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. 

The airport operating company congratulates its graduates

In 2014, a total of 20 trainees will complete their training with the airport company. A separate collective wage agreement exists for trainees and students taking a cooperative 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 2015 training year

1 August 2014 is also the starting date for applications for the 2015 training year. Berlin Brandenburg Airport offers a variety of practical training opportunities in an exciting growth industry. The final date for applications for the 2015 training year is 31 October 2014. Interested applicants can find detailed information at:

Hannes Stefan Hönemann

Hannes Stefan Hönemann Head of Corporate

+49 30 6091-70100

Daniel Tolksdorf

Daniel Tolksdorf Spokesperson

+49 30 6091-70100

Kathrin Westhölter

Kathrin Westhölter Spokesperson

+49 30 6091-70100