airberlin pursues a human resources policy that offers its employees a wide range of career options and an attractive international working environment. At airberlin our flight guests are the central focus of our attention. Dedicated and highly-qualified employees are therefore essential for our company to thrive. It is our task to support our staff and strengthen their commitment to the company.
Our open-door policy and that of maintaining a culture of mutual respect are essential elements in creating the sense of solidarity which exists among airberlin employees. The company promotes a culture of active feedback which is aimed at reinforcing existing areas of strength.
Employees are kept up-to-date on company news through the staff newsletter, “airberlin news”, which is distributed in the workplace on a regular basis. The newsletter is also available to download from the Intranet. airberlin CEO Stefan Pichler keeps the workforce informed about the company’s strategic initiatives and news associated with these through his regular letters to employees.
airberlin is an international, dynamic, innovative and young company. The average age of employees is 36, which is lower than the average for Germany as a whole. The percentage of female employees in the workforce is nearly 50% and around 27% at management level. This puts airberlin in the top ranks of the business world in Germany and the airline offers employees a range of possibilities for maintaining an optimal work-life balance. The number of people who work part-time is around 23% (business year 2012). Employees can choose from a number of different employment patterns to make their working hours more flexible.
airberlin is at home throughout the world and provides connections not only between destinations but also between people of the most diverse cultures and backgrounds. The international nature of its business activity is also reflected in its workforce and management. A diverse workforce makes a vital contribution to maintaining and increasing the performance and innovative capacity of the company. For airberlin, participation in national career guidance projects such as “Girls’ Day” and “Boys’ Day” is an intrinsic part of its non-profit-making social responsibility strategy.
As the strategic partner of Etihad Airways and a member of oneworld®, airberlin offers interesting worldwide career prospects. Intercultural competence is taken as a matter of course at airberlin and is put into practice, for instance, in our exchange programmes. Many employees work abroad permanently in locations such as Switzerland, Spain Austria and the USA.
Tolerance, respect and equal opportunity are at the heart of airberlin’s policy of diversity. The airline strongly opposes any form of discrimination on grounds of sex, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.