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.

MTU is actively committed to equality of opportunity and equal treatment of all employees and takes a clear stand against discrimination in the workplace. We have laid down these principles in our globally applicable Code of Conduct. We want to assign employees to positions in accordance with their skills, abilities and performance. Everyone has the same opportunities regardless of their gender, ethnic origin, age, religion, disability or sexual orientation. 


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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.


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, Poland´s and British Columbia´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.

Occupational health and safety in the sustainability report 2020

Benefits at MTU

MTU Aero Engine's occupational safety policy


Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic presents us all with unexpected challenges, affecting the way people and companies all over the world live and work. In times like these, we bear responsibility as a company for the protection and health of our employees, but we also want to show our solidarity with society and do what we can to help.

We have put extensive measures in place across all sites to protect our employees’ health during the coronavirus pandemic. These technical and organizational measures apply both to the actual workstations and to daily workflow processes. We want to offer our employees the best possible protection against the coronavirus and minimize the risk of infection as far as possible. The aim is to prevent infection in day-to-day working life. To this end, we have drawn up guidelines that are binding for all employees. We increasingly rely on mobile working, virtual conferences and alternating presence in the office to limit the number of employees present at one time and reduce the risk of infection. Hygiene measures such as increased cleaning of contact surfaces or the distribution of disinfectant on the premises are intended to help prevent the spread of the virus. We have issued distancing and hygiene regulations that must be strictly adhered to during any unavoidable meetings of small groups requiring physical attendance as well as in communal areas and canteens. The wearing of protective masks is mandatory wherever a minimum distance of two meters cannot be maintained, for example in production. MTU provides masks for this purpose. If necessary, we take workplace-related measures or individual measures to protect employees who belong to risk groups.

MTU is continuing to closely monitor the highly dynamic situation surrounding the coronavirus and is taking the necessary operational and financial precautions in good time to minimize any negative economic impact on the company.

More informations about the coronavirus pandamic

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.

More about employee training and development

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.