Lufthansa Airlines is the biggest airline in Europe, both in passengers and fleet, when combined with their multiple subsidiaries. The company has existed since 1953 and has been incredibly popular through the years. Links to apply for jobs at Lufthansa Airlines are at the bottom of the page.
Although Lufthansa Airlines was started in 1953, the plans had been in the works for much long than that, since 1945. After the war, West Germany was unsure as to when they would regain control over their airspace, but they were finally able to take flight in 1955. Flights were quickly scheduled all over Europe, and within the year, to the United States; but they were never allowed to fly to Berlin due to the unique status of the city during the Cold War.
Through the years leading up to reunification, Lufthansa Airlines grew and expanded across the world. A mere twenty-five days after East and West Germany reunited, the first flight to Berlin was scheduled. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Lufthansa Airlines expanded, gaining most of their passenger subsidiaries.
If you fill out a Lufthansa Airlines application, know that the company has thirteen subsidiaries, and you could work for any of them. There are some holdings of the airline that aren’t airlines, but still work directly with the industry. All of the jobs are advertised on one site, so be very aware when selecting your job.
Lufthansa Airlines Careers
There Lufthansa Airlines jobs available all over the world. There are several jobs open in the Cologne, Germany headquarters, although several corporate jobs are still located in the Frankfurt Airport. Most jobs, however, are available all over the world doing all sorts of work for the company and their subsidiaries.
Several local jobs are available across Europe, but require interaction with people all over the world. By filling out a Lufthansa Airlines application, you could send you to any part of the company, whether it’s working finance, cargo, or customer service.
How old do you have to be to work at Lufthansa Airlines? Age requirements vary by job. However, you should read all Lufthansa Airlines jobs online listings carefully. Several jobs require you to be bilingual, have a degree, or to have certain experiences.
Those that have Lufthansa Airlines careers know that it is a world-wide company, so hours of operation will vary from office to office. For the more standard, corporate offices, they operate on normal business hours. Planes are constantly flying around the world, so as a flight attendant or pilot, your hours will be dependent on your departure time.
Lufthansa Airlines Job Descriptions
Flight Attendant – Having great customer service skills and being service-minded is key as you strive to give the people on your flight the best experience that you can. You will also be in charge of making sure that all people on the plane are as safe as you can make them. Compensation is around $50,000 a year.
Customer Service Consultant – Mostly, this job entails selling tickets, making flight reservations, booking special requests, and giving information concerning flight schedules. You’ll interact with people from all over the world, giving them aid to complete the tasks that they need help with. Compensation is competitive, with bonuses given for performance.
Accountant – You must be organized as you handle vouchers and data from your realm of responsibility. Working with customers is also a must as you will be working to make sure that the finances between you and the customers’ systems match, while providing excellent service. Compensation is competitive with a bonus system in place.
Junior Accountant – Meeting quality standards is key as you work with the customers and their systems. You must make sure that you meet international accounting standards and company accounting standards. Compensation is competitive with a bonus system.
Lufthansa Airlines Interview Questions
Here are some questions you may be asked during your interview:
Why do you want to work for Lufthansa Airlines? This is an extremely common interview question, so you must be prepared for it. Explain what drew you to the company, whether it was benefits or the culture and why it’s your first choice.
What experience do you have? Highlight your most relevant work experience. Make sure to point out any customer service experience that you have, as this company places a high value on their customers. Be sure to use examples to make yourself stand out.
Where do you see yourself in the next few years? Be realistic in your career projections. Your interviewer wants to know if you’ll be with Lufthansa Airlines. Make it clear that you’re willing to take on extra challenges and responsibilities to move up in the company.
What languages do you speak? Lufthansa Airlines has customers and offices all over the world. In order to give you the best placement, they must know what languages you’re fluent in, so make sure that you’re honest and show that you’re willing to learn more languages to be able to interact with more customers.
How would you deal with a difficult customer? As this company is so reliant on company service, it is expected that you know how to deal with difficult people. Be specific, especially if they give you a situation, about how you would calm the customer and make them happy.
Advice for Application Process
How to apply for Lufthansa Airlines online: there are several links below as there are several places for you to go to apply. If you’re interested in becoming a pilot, click the bottom link (you must be able to read German). If being a flight attendant is your calling, click the middle link; that will take you directly to the application. The top link is all the office positions that are currently available in the corporate office and in all the Lufthansa Airlines subsidiaries. There is no printable application for Luftansa Airlines.
Before you attend your interview, do research on Lufthansa Airlines and the industry. Bring a list of questions with you to your interview, several of your questions may be answered during your interview, but it could make you stand out from the other candidates.
The interview will be conducted in a formal tone, so dress appropriately, in a suit, at least. Have a positive and respectful attitude when you come in for you interview. The number of interviews will be reliant on the position that you’re applying for.
Show gratitude for the opportunity to be at a Lufthansa Airlines interview. Also make sure to ask about the best way to check on your hiring status afterwards. No candidates will be awarded a job during the interview as the company will want to review all applicants before making a final decision.
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