Today, 37 young people between the ages of 15 and 31 began their training and “dual” studies (a combination of academic study and on-the-job training) at Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH. 29 trainees and eight dual students are starting their company-based training in 16 commercial and industrial/technical vocations. Six trainees from the new IHK vocation “site fire fighters” are also taking part for the first time.
Michael Halberstadt, Chief Human Resources Officer at Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “BER Airport already plays a crucial role in the capital region. This development will continue, which is why we need qualified young talent. Training is an investment in the future, and Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH is an attractive employer. We are pleased that this year we were once again able to arouse the interest of applicants nationwide who want to use BER as a runway for their careers.”
A variety of prospects
First, the trainees and students gain an insight into the work of the airport company’s departments and BER itself. Highlights include a several-day team-building exercise in which the trainees and dual students can get to know each other better, as well as a city tour of Berlin because around one third of the new trainees do not come from the capital region. The newcomers then start their first practical assignments in the various departments. In the first training year, mentors from earlier years are on hand to give advice and support to the new trainees and students. The theoretical training is done in teaching blocks for a total of 13 weeks per training year at a college in Berlin or Brandenburg. Following the three-year training for the commercial trainees and the three-and-a-half-year training for the industrial/technical vocations, the trainees gain the IHK or HWK (chamber of commerce and industry/chamber of crafts) vocational qualification after passing the examinations. Students alternate every three months between academic studies at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and practical work experience relating to their studies at FBB. They receive a Bachelor’s degree after successful completion.
The integrated aviation engineering/management course in cooperation with TH Wildau is also offered again. Here, aviation training is interlinked with a degree. All trainees and dual students who perform well are offered permanent employment once their training is complete.
Start of the application phase for training year 2023
1 August 2022 is also the start of the application phase for the 2023 training year. FBB is offering eleven training courses and six degree courses next year. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2022.
Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg
Operating Area BER North