New training year starts at Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: Applications now being accepted for 2016

03.08.15 15:43

Today marks the beginning of training at Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH for 31 young men and women aged between 15 and 24. Around 800 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 eleven students a course of co-operative study at the airport company. There are currently 95 trainees and students taking part in the 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. In addition, they are given important technical and organisational information as well as safety instructions. At the same time, trainees in higher years relay their experiences and provide valuable tips. This year's highlight is a three-day trip for trainees to Prebelow.

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 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 information and systems administrator, an electronics technician for industrial systems or mechatronics technician for utility vehicles 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 co-operative study in Information Systems, Technical Facility Management and Business Administration / Industry in the specialist departments of Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Trainees will alternate between academic training at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and practical training every three months.

Full employment after training

In 2015, a total of 24 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; the mechatronics technicians receive a Chamber of Trade (HWK) vocational qualification while students will graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Arts, Engineering or Science. 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 2016 training year

3 August 2015 is also the starting date for accepting applications for the 2016 training year. The airport company offers a variety of practical training opportunities in an exciting growth industry. The final date for applications for the 2016 training year is 31 October 2015. 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