Airbus elected ‘most appealing employer in France’ for the third year running

A forward-looking company offering real career opportunities

2 October 2013 Press Release

The ‘most appealing employer in France’ prize has been awarded to Airbus for the third year running. The aircraft manufacturer is recognised as a major economic player: Airbus has an excellent image in its sector, and is recognised as being a forward-looking company, open to young people and offering real career perspectives.

Airbus was awarded with the title in the context of the “Palmarès Employeurs 2013” employer ranking that was drawn up at the request of RegionsJob and in partnership with ‘L’Express’ magazine, “Exclusive RH” website and “ANDRH” (a French association of HR directors) and under the supervision of the market research company BVA.

A panel of some 8,000 people, comprising employees and job-seekers, chose Airbus as the most appealing employer in France, and in the West and South-West regions of France where Airbus’ industrial sites are located.

Airbus won first place out of some 14,000 companies that were assessed between March and May 2013. The 27 selection criteria covered human resources related topics such as career opportunities, employer image, diversity and management.

“This distinction which rewards our Human Resources activities for the third year running is an honour for us. We offer our employees an international working environment that is dynamic and stimulating. Knowing our employees, training them, qualifying them and helping them to develop is an integral part of our day-to-day life, enabling our company to be an innovative and high-performance business. These women and men are at the heart of our success and development,” stated Thierry Baril, Chief Human Resources Officer EADS & Airbus.

Career development, training, diversity, mobility, the recognition of everyone’s contribution and seeking staff engagement are the essential components of Airbus’ human resources policy.

Airbus, the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer, employs around 59,000 people of more than 100 different nationalities. Over the last two years, 2011 and 2012, Airbus hired nearly 10,000 employees around the world, including more than 4,000 in France.

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