From August 2022, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (FBB) will be launching a new IHK (Chamber of Industry and Commerce) training programme: training as a airport firefighter. For the first time, graduates can then apply for an apprenticeship with the airport fire brigade at BER as soon as they leave school.
At a joint meeting at BER, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Steinbach, Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy of the State of Brandenburg, Aletta von Massenbach, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, and Andreas Klupsch, Chairman of the Brandenburg Plant Fire Brigade Association, presented the new apprenticeship.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Steinbach, Minister for Economy, Labour and Energy of the State of Brandenburg:
“The good news is that we have managed to combine economic needs and be in a position to train future firefighters in Brandenburg. My message, especially to young women: there are great career opportunities and good earning potential, especially in technical job descriptions. I think we need a lot more role models at this point. I am therefore pleased that a prospective female firefighter is also on-site and hopefully there will be many to follow.”
Aletta von Massenbach, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH:
“I am pleased that, from this summer, FBB will be among the first companies in Brandenburg to offer dual vocational training for firefighters including training to become an airport firefighter. This will help the airport fire brigade to cover its staffing needs from its own resources. Together with the Ministry of Economics, Labour and Energy of the State of Brandenburg, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the State of Brandenburg, the Cottbus Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Brandenburg Fire Brigade Association, we have been able to ensure the necessary conditions for new vocational training positions. We are expecting a large number of applicants, who we will then start their training at BER Airport from August.”
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