Airbus has announced a recruitment plan of around 6,000 new hires globally as it prepares for a post-COVID recovery.
Thierry Baril, chief human resources and workplace officer at Airbus, commented: “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 the initial wave of recruitment, which will take place across all Airbus businesses, the number of external hires will be reassessed before mid-year 2022, after which the company says it will adjust its needs.
Baril added: “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.”
About a quarter of the planned recruitments 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.