Deutsche Lufthansa AG (FWB: LHA), better known as Lufthansa, is Germany's national carrier and Europe's largest airline group, which also includes major airlines such as Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.
In total Lufthansa operates flights in 78 countries to more than two hundred destinations worldwide. The airline's entire fleet, including its subsidiary carriers, consists of around 620 aircraft and its total passenger traffic was 104.5 million according to 2013, making Deutsche Lufthansa AG one of the largest airlines in the world.
Lufthansa is also a co-founder of the world's oldest and largest airline alliance, Star Alliance, which was established in 1997.
Its headquarters are located in the German city of Frankfurt am Main, previously located in Cologne, while the airline has its main technical and transport bases at Frankfurt and Munich airports, as well as at Düsseldorf airport, from where Lufthansa is gradually transferring the bulk of its flights to its low-cost airline division, Germanwings.
Until 1994, Lufthansa was a state-owned enterprise. In 1997, the company was taken over entirely by investors including Deutsche Postbank, Deutsche Bank and MGL Gesellschaft fuer Luftverkehrwerte.
One of the first stages of the recruitment process is filling in the application form on Lufthansa Careers website.
The applicant is required to provide information about work experience, education, skills and other necessary details.
There may be questions both about job preferences (e.g. desired type of employment, country and city of residence) and more personal questions (e.g. race and ethnicity, religion, disability)
The next stage of the Lufthansa recruitment process is an online assessment. The candidate will be sent an email invitation to complete Lufthansa tests.
Lufthansa uses different types of recruitment tests to assess candidates and their suitability for the position they are applying for.
Candidates are most often asked to complete the following tests:
Numerical reasoning tests are standardised psychometric assessment tools that help Lufthansa determine a candidate's ability to work with numbers and graphs, make good decisions and draw conclusions based on numerical or statistical data. The tests simulate the work environment and goals of a prospective employee. Try our Free sample Numerical reasoning test.
Verbal reasoning tests allow Lufthansa to determine a candidate's ability to perceive and analyse verbal information and to draw conclusions. Free sample Verbal tests are available to practice here and here.
Logical (inc. Diagrammatic and Inductive ) reasoning tests are designed to assess the candidate's ability to work with abstract information. Lufthansa Logical assessment may consist of special diagrams, geometric shapes and other lined-up images, where a candidate has to continue the row in a logically correct way. Here you can practice a Free sample Logical test, a Free sample Diagrammatic test, and a Free sample Inductive test.
Situational judgement tests consist of short simulated scenarios that define a working style and assess specific tasks in a working environment. Lufthansa Situational tests are used to assess applicants' competencies, communication skills, motivation, and preferred styles of problem-solving. Try our Free sample Situational judgement test before taking the real one.
Successful candidates are invited for a 15-20 min. phone call.
Soft skills are usually assessed during this call by the Lufthansa recruiter.
In some cases, Lufthansa hiring manager may invite you for a video interview (most commonly conducted with HireVue.) For software engineering positions, candidates may be asked to complete a coding challenge (problems on algorithms + take-home challenges.)
Successful candidates are invited to visit the nearest Lufthansa headquarters or office.
Candidates will have a chance to personally meet the hiring manager, team leaders and seniors during the assessment day.
Lufthansa may organise a group exercise with candidates as part of the hiring procedure.
The final stage of the recruitment process.
The candidate will have a chance to meet the hiring manager, department director and/or division lead.
Normally, there is no assessment at this stage.
Candidates are mostly expected to demonstrate soft skills and a desire to join Lufthansa.
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