Lufthansa Technik has announced a €7.5 million investment in a training centre in Hamburg-Rahlstedt.

“Over the next five years, more than 1,000 new colleagues, who were originally trained for example as carpenters, automotive mechanics or
dental technicians, will be qualified to repair the latest engine technologies,” the company said in a statement.

The trainees will learn their trade using three CFM56 training engines and a LEAP “latest-generation” variant, with 376 people expected to come through the course in 2023.

“The modern training centre offers the ideal conditions for bringing lateral entrants quickly and efficiently up to the high level of qualification that our customers expect from us,” said Harald Gloy, chief operating officer and chief human resources officer at Lufthansa Technik.