Finally! The time has come for us (Ludwig, Mathias and Sabrina) to embark on a remarkable journey! What lies ahead of us? 18 months of exciting challenges around the globe, where we will take on a variety of projects within different departments, including a social project in Thailand, a week of hands-on at Zurich Airport, time spent in a monastery and lots more.
We begin by immersing ourselves into the world of the Lufthansa Group. Keen on getting to know our eight Lufthansa Pro Team counterparts, we’re off to Frankfurt on our first duty trip. Right from the start, we bond as a team. Even though we all come from different backgrounds, we have one thing in common: our tremendous excitement for the new challenge. Here we are – the new generation of the Management Graduate Trainees!
Our second week starts with a visit to LSG Sky Chefs. For one day, we get to follow the processes of the LSG Sky Chefs and observe the journey of the food trolleys, which we only know as guests on board. Fascinated by the logistics, we walk through different cuisines – from Halal to Japanese, see how the food ends up on the trays, observe last-minute orders from various airlines and follow the trolleys as they leave the LSG area again. Now, every time we spot an LSG truck driving around the airport, our hearts skip a beat.
The whole ProTeam group then flies to Zurich: relaxing in the luxurious SWISS First seats in the SWISS product hub, watching suitcases rush by during the Zurich Airport tour, opening an emergency door at the Aviation Training Centre – the two days at SWISS are full of highlights. While the Lufthansa ProTeam gets an impression of SWISS, it feels like coming home for the three of us, and we can’t deny being proud of showing the others around. At a workshop organised by Miles & More and Lufthansa Cargo back in Frankfurt,we realise how diverse, interesting and different the people within the Lufthansa Group are.
“Outdoor training” is next on our agenda. The only information we have been given about these two days is that we are supposed to bring weather-proof clothes and solid shoes! Building a bridge and climbing through a giant spider web are only two of the various exercises that challenge us and let us grow as a team.
Another special day unfolds as we visit “Lufthansa Technik” in Hamburg. Touring the impressive halls reminds of the effort needed to maintain an aircraft. Seeing a propped up Airbus A380, disassembled engines and empty planes, leaves us astonished.
Five weeks deep dive come to an end! This intense time brought us closer together, but for now, we are ready to start our first projects in Zurich.
Mathias, Ludwig and Sabrina
Text/Bild: Mathias, Ludwig und Sabrina