KLM Engineering and Maintenance reserves technical traineeships at a number of regional training institutions around the Netherlands. At the Amsterdam Airport Regional Training Centre (ROC) KLM also offers students who earn an Aircraft Maintenance License a three-year contract. The same is the case at the ROC Midden-Brabant for students who complete the aircraft maintenance training in successfully. Furthermore, KLM E&M and the ROC Leiden have created a training course in sheet metal and plastics for aircraft maintenance.
Also in collaboration with the Delft University of Technology, KLM Engineering & Maintenance is establishing a talent class. Students of Aerospace Technology, who are carefully selected for this talent class, go on to complete their study at KLM E&M. On graduation, they are offered a two-year contract at KLM.
Special chair in labor conditions
At the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam, Professor Tjabe Smid of KLM Health Services is studying labor conditions, health, absenteeism and staff deployment. One important field of study is the effect of labor conditions and lifestyle on long-term health.
Aviation Management and Imagineering
The NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences – which offers courses in tourism, hospitality, entertainment, and mobility – will be adding two new subjects to its curriculum with KLM’s help: Aviation Management and Imagineering. Both subjects are of great importance to our industry’s future ability to innovate and compete. Imagineering is all about the creating meaningful experiences that generate sustainable commitment to a product or service. The purpose of the collaboration between the NHTV and KLM is to further develop knowledge and innovation.