Employees ensure MTU’s success
MTU’s employees are its most valuable resource. Its well trained, highly qualified and exceptionally motivated employees deliver superior performance and are at the heart of the company’s success. In return, MTU offers its 8,500 or so employees worldwide above-average benefits, which has placed it among Germany’s Top Employers for several consecutive years now. In the major rankings, MTU has for quite some time held a leading position, thanks to its many offerings, as, for instance, part-time work schemes with only short core-hour periods during which attendance is mandatory, opportunities for working at home, and a sabbatical leave program of its own.
Moreover, MTU gives its employees above-average compensation. Its package of performance-based, market-driven remuneration, an employee stock purchase plan and an old-age pension scheme is very generous compared with plans offered by other employers.
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MTU exchange programs
As a global player, MTU strives to maintain close contact with its business partners worldwide – first and foremost with the major engine manufacturers Pratt & Whitney, General Electric, and Rolls-Royce. Thanks to these relationships and its own subsidiaries in Europe, North America and Asia, the company can offer its employees attractive career opportunities not only in, but also outside Germany. Professional exchange programs with Pratt & Whitney and General Electric are integral parts of these collaborative partnerships.
Occupational health and safety – A top priority
For MTU, occupational health and safety is a matter of utmost importance. All objectives, measures, roles and responsibilities are defined in a management system, in much the same way as they are for environmental protection. A dedicated team of specialists carry out regular inspections to make sure that workplaces are safe and that the specified high safety standards are being adhered to. Awareness campaigns are organized on a regular basis to prevent accidents and avoid the risk of employees developing health problems at work. Internal and external audits are conducted at regular intervals to verify compliance with occupational health and safety standards and identify areas in need of improvement.
In addition, MTU has put a comprehensive health management system in place that is integrated into all of the company’s processes. MTU’s company health management is a joint effort by company physicians, human resources staff and occupational safety experts who work towards preserving and improving employee health. The offerings range from a health center on MTU’s company premises in Munich and cooperations with fitness centers to a comprehensive program of campaigns and consultancy services and training courses on good leadership practices that promote employee health. A team of company physicians takes care of individual employees’ health needs, dealing with all aspects of occupational medicine, health promotion and preventive screening programs, as well as general, emergency and environmental medicine. MTU moreover offers its employees social counselling services.
Any state-of-the-art health management system is based on an approach that drives continuous improvement. For this reason, MTU has for years been working closely with scientific and medical research facilities, health insurance companies and public authorities as well as with other companies to exchange best practices. For ultimately, integrated health promotion will pay dividends long-term, both for the employees and for the company.
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A family-friendly work environment
MTU aims to provide its employees with a work environment that allows them to strike a healthy balance between their professional and family lives. This is made possible through a variety of work-schedule models, flexible working hours and tele-commuting. The TurBienchen daycare center at the Munich site, run as a non-profit association by a parents’ initiative, plays an important role. The center looks after children aged between six months and six years during working hours on weekdays. At its Munich headquarters, the company also has a family advice service that helps MTU staff find solutions to their needs with respect to child-minding and caring for sick, elderly or handicapped relatives, including an independent agency service for home assistance.
A diverse workforce
MTU strives to create a working atmosphere of mutual tolerance with fair job and career opportunities, flexible working hours and a wide range of jobs for a diverse workforce. It is a central element of MTU’s corporate culture to offer men and women from different cultures, age groups or with different physical capabilities a fair chance to participate in working life and company life. To champion this cause, MTU signed the Diversity Charter in 2010.
Women at MTU
MTU’s corporate objectives explicitly call for a marked increase in the percentage of women in the company’s workforce, and specifically in management positions. To ensure equal opportunities for men and women, MTU has developed a number of activities that also take social considerations into account. Various approaches are taken: MTU wants to spark girls’ and women’s interest in technology and increase the share of women in engineering and other technical professions. At the same time, MTU makes it a point to help women find a good balance between their career and family life. MTU moreover aims to raise awareness to support equal opportunities.
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Development of young talent
To ensure a reliable future supply of highly qualified, specialized employees, MTU relies on internal resources, including its own state-of-the-art training facilities, international internships and direct contact to talented students at universities, especially in engineering programs. The company fosters ties with universities, technical colleges, professional associations, and institutions such as the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI). The aim is to share know-how and spark graduates’ and the relevant experts’ interest in the company.
In 2008, MTU became a founding partner of Skyfuture, an initiative that seeks to attract young people to consider doing a training program or studies in the field of aerospace. The skyfuture.de Internet platform and Facebook page provide plenty of information on professional career options and student advisory services, and invites students and young professionals to delve deeper into the fascinating world of aviation.
In 2011, MTU provided vocational training to 321 young men and women in Germany. The rate of apprentices absorbed into MTU’s regular workforce upon completion of their apprenticeship, at almost 100 percent, has traditionally been extremely high. In addition to operating a number of commercial and technical apprenticeship schemes, the company cooperates with the Universities of Cooperative Education in Stuttgart and Berlin, as well as Hamel’s University of Applied Sciences, to offer dual-system courses of study in business administration, industrial and mechanical engineering. Since 2013, the dual system of vocational training, which alternates on-the-job-training with classroom teaching and has proved a highly successful teaching approach, has been expanded to include additional mechanical engineering degree programs and the new dual-system information technology studies, with a focus on network and software technology.
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MTU’s strong commitment to its employees produces tangible results. The company has highly dedicated and motivated employees who, day in, day out, meet and exceed MTU’s and its customers’ high quality standards. Moreover, it has a low employee attrition rate. The company has been voted one of Germany’s Top Employers every year since 2007. The “Work and Family” audit certificate that MTU has been awarded by Hertie Stiftung is further proof that the company is on the right track, the certificate having first been awarded back in 2001 and renewed regularly ever since.