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New additions to the AIDA crew: Mechatronics graduates set sail for their careers

Rostock, 26. February 2016

On February 25, 2016, a further five trainees received their graduation certifications in mechatronics from AIDA Cruises. In the next few weeks, all of the new mechatronics engineers will already start their careers as machine assistants, hotel technicians, or electricians on board one of the ten ships in the AIDA fleet.

In addition to hands-on assignments on board the AIDA fleet, training was provided at the Rostock Training and Continuing Education Center, and at the Güstrow Vocational Training School. Three weeks of basic training for maritime-related professions on board the sail training vessel "Großherzogin Elisabeth" and further study courses at the AIDA Academy in Rostock rounded off the three-year training program. In future, AIDA will focus on the training of nautical officers and engineers. 

AIDA Cruises is one of Germany’s fastest growing and most financially successful tourism businesses and currently employs around 7,000 people from 40 countries. Of these employees, 6,000 work on board and 1,000 work at the company headquarters in Rostock and Hamburg. In 2016, the cruise line was recognized as the Top Employer in Germany. With its 10 cruise ships, AlDA currently operates and markets one of the most state-of-the-art fleets in the world. The ships are operated in compliance with the highest international quality, environmental, and safety standards. By 2020, the AIDA fleet will expand to 14 ships.