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Airbus to hire 6,000 people worldwide this year
Airbus has announced its intention to recruit around 6,000 new employees worldwide during 2022.
With the aerospace industry showing strong signs of recovery post-Covid, it is expected that about a quarter of the planned intake will focus on acquiring the new skills to support the company’s long-term projects and ambition, notably in the fields of decarbonisation, digital transformation and cyber technology.
A third of the total recruitment will be allocated to young graduates. Further information on the regional breakdown of the new roles, and in which division, is expected from the middle of February onwards.
Airbus recently confirmed it delivered 611 commercial aircraft to 88 customers in 2021 – the majority of the wings on Airbus commercial aircraft are designed and built at Broughton in Wales.
Thierry Baril, Airbus chief human resources & workplace officer, said: “Airbus has demonstrated resilience throughout the Covid crisis, and has laid the foundations for a bold future for sustainable aviation. This can only be achieved by acquiring the right talents in the various domains of expertise that will help us grow our activities as we come out of the crisis, while preparing the long-term transformation of the company.
“Following this initial wave of recruitment, which will take place worldwide and across all our businesses, the number of external hires will be reassessed before mid-year 2022 and we will adjust our needs accordingly. Not only will we look at acquiring the new skills that Airbus needs in the post-Covid world, but we will also do our utmost to reinforce diversity across the company, fostering a safe and inclusive culture reinforcing Team Airbus to be ready to pioneer sustainable aerospace.”
To learn more about the broad range of opportunities available at Airbus, potential applicants can visit the careers section of the Airbus website here.