explorers 11 aims to impact the way we work by empowering you and 149 colleagues from all over Lufthansa Group to go out there and drive the change.

We are looking for driven employees with an agile mindset that want to drive the digital transformation of the Lufthansa Group and create a lasting impact on the corporate culture while building a Group-wide and cross-company network.

The program runs for one year starting in April 2019 and ending in March 2020.


What does explorers offer?

The explorers program will expand your horizon in many different ways and stimulate your agile mindset to make you fit for future challenges within an increasingly volatile working environment.

explorers offers a platform to present yourself as an individual and employee. You will have an impact on the future of Lufthansa by working on relevant projects in an open environment where disruption and failure are welcomed. You will experience virtual collaboration, deal with diverse cultures from all over the world, and bring inspiring insights from external trendsetters into the Lufthansa Group.

When does explorers 11 take place?

explorers 11 runs for a year, starting in April 2019 and ending in March 2020.

The program is kicked off by platform I in April 2019 followed by a one-week Summer Camp in the summer of 2019 and is concluded by platform II in March 2020. Of course, the time in-between does not go explorers-free. You are asked to commit an average of 5 hours per week to the program (½ work, ½ private time).

Further dates to mark in your calendar will be announced. Please stay tuned.

What happens during the program?

You will come together with all explorers and in smaller groups several times throughout the year while working on topics relevant to the Lufthansa Group and driving the company culture.

The face-to-face gatherings serve the purpose of (net)working with fellow explorers, stakeholders and Lufthansa Group management. In addition there will be in-person and virtual trainings to broaden your horizon on many levels of competence. A highlight in this year’s program is the Summer Camp which will give you exclusive insights and hands-on practice within external companies.

What are the costs of the program?

The program will cost you one mile – the extra mile. ☺ Read on for what we mean and the actual monetary figures.

You will work on highly demanding topics in intercultural teams from diverse backgrounds, and all of this on top of your regular job. But hard work, sweat and tears will come along with a whole lot of fun.

The tuition fee is 3,200 EUR (billed and due in 2019).

Accommodation costs approximately 2,000 EUR.

Additionally, you should plan travel costs for two platforms in Seeheim, one week in the DACH or own region and two peer group meetings.

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Who can apply?

This is what we check when we receive your application:

  • You have at the minimum a Bachelor's degree or equivalent (certificate should be available)
  • You work in a company with minimum 51% Lufthansa majority and are employed without restrictions
  • You are proficient in spoken and written English
  • You are willing to invest five hours per week in the explorers program (2.5 h working time / 2.5 h leisure time)

This is what you will discuss with your manager before sending the application:

  • Do you have what it takes to be an explorer? Have you shown initiative and excellent performance during your past years at Lufthansa? Are you a game-changer? Do the goals of the explorers program resonate with you?
  • Is your manager willing to support you on the cost and time side?

How does the application process work?
  1. Applications can be submitted until the end of November 2019 here
  2. Your manager will approve that you are a great candidate, we will check the application criteria.
  3. Each Lufthansa Group company will receive a number of explorers program spots in relation to the number of applications coming from their business unit.
  4. The participants per Lufthansa Group company will be drawn from all valid applications. 20 percent of these spots may be assigned via so-called "wild cards" by each Lufthansa Group company.
  5. The final participants will be communicated by January 2019.


Where do I get the necessary information?

There are several options to find more information: