Germany’s leading engine manufacturer offers a wide variety of apprenticeship opportunities. Part 3 of our series: Aircraft maintenance engineer Pauline Riessler (MTU Maintenance Hannover).
A few weeks ago, 22-year-old Pauline Riessler opened the letter containing the results of her apprenticeship and couldn’t believe her eyes: 93 percent. She had achieved the highest grade in the state, putting her ahead of all her male counterparts. “I knew I was among the best,” she says. “But the very best? That was a surprise.”
Riessler’s relationship with MTU Maintenance began back in 2014 through the Lower Saxony Technical Internship. This collaboration between the state and a host of universities aims to give interested female high school and vocational college graduates the opportunity to gain practical experience of scientific and technical careers. At the same time, the young women get a taste of studying one of the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).