Spanish students gain insight into Airbus

Spanish students gain insight into Airbus

9 February 2010 Press Release

Aeronautical Industry opens its doors to young students of Spain

Leading European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus welcome over 50 Spanish students to visit its headquarters and final assembly lines in Toulouse, South of France as part of its commitment to establish relations with the future international engineering generations. The visiting students, mainly made up of those studying aeronautical engineering at the Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya in Terrassa in Northern Spain, will spend a day at Airbus where they will meet industry experts, be given tailored presentations on Airbus products and have a guided tour of the company's A380 and A330/A340 Final Assembly Lines.

The Spanish students belong to The European Association of Aerospace Students, EUROAVIA, an association which aims to stimulate contacts between students and the aerospace industry. "With over 80 different nationalities working at Airbus sites across the world, Airbus is a living example of how successful an international company with cross-cultural diversity can be," says Thomas Ehm, Head of Employment, Training and Competence management at Airbus. "As an expanding company in a highly innovative industry, it is important to support young engineers and establish strong links with universities and dynamic young people who may well go on to become innovative employees of tomorrow" he added.

"We are delighted that Airbus is committed to this initiative of stimulating contacts between students and industry, says, Jordi Barrera, President of EUROAVIA Terrassa (Catalunya). This visit meets EUROAVIA's aims to allow students from all over the world to share views and ideas with industry experts. We look forward to further increasing such collaboration and also to continue these visits."

With an international workforce of around 52,000, Airbus as an increasingly successful company has an ever-greater need to build in its dedicated and highly skilled workforce across a wide range of fields and specialisations. Airbus is currently looking for some 1500 employees around the world, 700 of which are engineers.

Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus is present all around the world with design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain as well as subsidiaries in the U.S., China, Japan and in the Middle East.

To find out about career opportunities with Airbus: www.airbus.com/en/careers/vacancies