Responsibility toward employees

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.

Attractiveness as an employer

In return, MTU offers its 10,000 or so employees worldwide above-average benefits, which has placed it among Germany’s and Poland´s Top Employers. 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.

More detailed information about the compensation and benefits MTU provides to its employees

Occupational health and safety

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.

More detailed information on the company’s health management system

MTU Aero Engine's occupational safety policy

Occupational health and safety in the sustainability report 2018

Work-life balance

MTU aims to provide its employees with a work environment that allows them to strike a healthy work-life balance. 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.


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 and company life. To champion this cause, MTU has signed the Diversity Charter, a joint initiative of the German government and industry. To ensure equal opportunities for men and women for example, MTU has developed a number of activities.

More detailed information on diversity at MTU

Sustainability report 2018

Employee training and development

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.

MTU training program

Employee development at MTU

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