Airbus to recruit an extra 13,000 staff this year


Airbus, the parent company of Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Corporate Helicopters, has revealed plans to recruit an extra 13,000 staff this year, after recruiting the same number in 2022.

“The new hires will contribute to Airbus’ pioneering role in sustainable aerospace, while also contributing to its continued business ramp-up and advancing key transformation projects,” according to the aerospace giant. About 25% of the new recruits will be dedicated to projects such as decarbonisation, digital transformation, software engineering and cyber technology.

Approximately 33% of vacancies will be filled by young graduates. From this intake, Airbus plans to develop future senior functional and business leaders through technical and leadership development, networking and exposure to top management.

Thierry Baril, Airbus chief human resources & workplace officer said: “Following the success of our recruitment last year, we will hire over 13,000 new employees again in 2023. We call on talented individuals from all over the world to join us in our journey to make sustainable aerospace a reality and to help us build a better, more diverse, and inclusive workplace for all our employees.”

Baril added that Airbus is looking for new hires who are ready for career opportunities in technological transformation and in pioneering sustainable aviation. This next-generation workforce – including engineers, technicians, operators, data analysts, cyber experts and others – will be designing, preparing and building the aerospace industry of tomorrow.

Key roles to be filled by the new recruitment campaign include: digital and cyber (cyber security, robotics, software engineering, cloud computing), engineering and manufacturing engineering (new energies, hydrogen, aircraft design) and customer services. This includes:  customer engineering, technical and material support/services, maintenance technicians.

The aerospace manufacturer is also looking to fill vacancies in its production environment for roles within quality, supply chain management, and industrial operations, including metal workers, painters, electricians.

As part of the recruitment campaign, Airbus pledged to continue its emphasis on diversity across the company, “fostering a culture that is truly inclusive”.

Top: Airbus plans to recruit 13,000 staff this year, including technicians, to match last year’s campaign.

Above: The manufacturer is also looking to recruit new staff for its supply chain management system.