Good day to you, dear people of the Internet.  :)

Friday already?

Weekend weather

With the weather outside looking like that I don’t mind one bit. ;)

The post that I want to write today is not so much about me but about another IAP.

Peter Johnston has been an IAP here in the office with me for the last year, and as he has already completed his program we are celebrating his farewell today. We have known each other for a long while before (we actually went to the same school for 12 years), but we again crossed paths at Lufthansa. So it’s a bit of a sad day to see him leave the office for good. Luckily it’s not that far though, as he has accepted a position with Lufthansa Passage and works in the town office controlling pricing for the Swiss and Lufthansa daily flights to Frankfurt and Zürich.

Peter Johnston at his farewell from Cargo

If I would have told him a year ago that he would now be working with Lufthansa Passage he would have dismissed me as a bit deluded. His case does however nicely illustrate how participating in the IAP program means that you have a number of options available to you once the program is completed. Peter did not immediately have a position available to him as he completed the program but Lufthansa remains a large company and if the right contacts are made there is a genuine chance for a meaningful position in the company.

What the future may hold is anyone’s guess, but I do know that given the choice to join the program I would do it again, and so would Peter.

P. Johnston and our Training coordinator E. van Heerden

And I think that’s the parting impression that I would like to leave you with. The program is what you make of it, and whilst not everything is guaranteed, Lufthansa does take care of its own, wherever in the world they are stationed.

That’s it from me for this week. To all of you I say thank you for reading my entries, I hope that they have been a bit informative about how we operate and that you have gained some insight into what the program is and what we as IAPs do.

Best regards and a lovely weekend

Karsten