Twenty-four-year-old Markus Senger has spent one-third of his life at MTU Aero Engines. “I started my apprenticeship as an aircraft maintenance engineer here when I was 16,” he says. “Even then, I was already completely fascinated by aviation.” Senger didn’t want to work in administration, though; he wanted to be in technology, and as hands-on as possible.
To pursue his interest, Senger moved from northern Bavaria to northwest Munich. There he started a three-year apprenticeship at MTU, a period that was to prove as enjoyable as it was educational: a great working environment in MTU’s in-house training shop, with trainers who challenged him as much as they encouraged him. “It was an accepting and supporting environment, and we learned an unbelievable amount.” One very important principle has always held true for him: “If you’re really dedicated to what you do, you’re sure to go far.”