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Author:Munich Airport
Country:Germany
Start Year:2018
Contact:

Ms. Theresa FLEIDL

theresa.fleidl@munich-airport.de

 

Types of organisation:Companies and business organisations
Description:

Munich Airport group is steadily growing. Therefore we need competent colleagues and our focus is on young talent management. We have been one of the largest providers of training in the airport region for years. Around 100 new apprentices start their professional career every year. In total we have more than 300 young people in 20 different kind of apprenticeships and dual bachelor study programs doing their training at the Airport. Our apprentices are supported and encouraged by experienced instructors in an atmosphere of challenge and achievement. They obtain an insight into the wide range of different fields of work at our company and can put their knowledge from vocational college or a university of applied sciences directly into practice. After having finished the apprenticeship we offer each of our apprentices to become a regular staff member and offer career path development and further trainings. Our key activities to improve and enhance Mobility and Image are:

EU Program Erasmus+
Apart from these individual opportunities for further development, our apprentices, employees and executives have the chance to expand their professional and social skills in national or international exchange programmes. Therefore integrated in the apprenticeship program our young staff has the chance to get additional experience through the EU Program Erasmus+ to gain also new experience at our partner airports. In 2015 Munich Airport received the Erasmus+ VET Mobility Charter which is intended to encourage organisations that have track records of proven quality in organising VET mobility for learners and staff to further develop their European internationalisation strategies.

 

Night of Apprenticeship

One of our main activities for the airport campus is the event “Night of Apprenticeship” (german: Nacht der Ausbildung) every two years. It is a public event with around 3.000 visitors. The target group are young students from schools of the airport region. We are aiming to give them a possibility to get an early overview of the different apprenticeship possibilities at the whole airport campus. It is a fair where airport based companies including Munich Airport are presenting more than 50 different apprenticeships for young people to help finding the right one for themselves. The last event took place on 5th October 2018 and the next one is planned for October 2020. Every other year is our other job orientation fair.

 

Job Orientation Fair – ‘Berufsfit’

The Job Orientation Fair (german: Berufsorientierungsmesse) ‘Berufsfit’ is a 3 day fair with 6.000 – 8.000 visitors every second year (changing with the Night of Apprenticeship). Students from regional schools are invited to explore and experience more than 300 different apprenticeships and study opportunities from Munich area based companies. The next ‘Berufsfit’ is from 10th – 12th October 2019.

 

‘Jugend forscht’

Munich Airport is also a partner company of ‘Jugend forscht’ a national competition which encourages and supports talented achievers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It seeks to inspire young people to become involved for the long term, and, after the contest, to help them with their careers. Munich Airport is hosting this competition for the north Bavarian region every year at its facilities. The next competition at the Airport is from 20th – 21st February 2019.

 

Girls’Day and Boys’Day

Every year technical enterprises, enterprises with technical departments and technical training facilities, universities, and research centres are invited to organise an open day for girls and boy. Girls'Day and Boys’Day – 'Future Prospects for Girls and Boys' initiated a large campaign in which a wide range of professions and activities is presented to students of 10 years upwards. For Munich Airport, Girls'Day and Boys’Day has evolved as an important instrument of their recruitment policy. The next Girls'Day and Boys’Day is on 28th March 2019.

 

All these events are part of Munich Airports overall strategy to improve the Quality and Image of the Airport as an employer as well as to enhance mobility of the airport employees.
Short company / organisation description:

Munich Airport, which opened at its present site on 17 May 1992, is ranked number seven among Europe’s top ten busiest passenger airports. It handled 44.6 million passengers in 2017. The FMG corporate group, with its 15 subsidiaries, employs more than 8,500 people. With a total workforce numbering more than 32,000 employees with 550 companies, Munich Airport is one of Bavaria’s most important workplaces. Within just a few years of opening, Munich Airport developed into a major air transportation hub and was firmly established in the rankings of Europe's 10 busiest airports. Munich Airport now offers connections to more than 240 destinations all over the world. Moreover, it offers more than 150 shops and service facilities for a supreme experience of shopping and culinary delight and a variety of locations for hosting events, such as one of Europe’s largest covered outdoor venues. Thus, in March 2015, Bavaria's gateway to the world has become Europe's first five-star airport.

Area of action: Image
Area of action: Mobility
Partners:

Munich Airport Group with its 15 subsidiaries and shareholdings.

Munich Airport group would also involve the following partners:

  • ​Schools in the Munich Airport region
  • HR- Experts from other partner Airports (ACI)
  • Partner Airports in Europe (erasmus+)
  • Local labour market schools and organizations
  • German institutions like regional communities
  • ​German chamber of commerce

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