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At Airbus, there are always many things happening. Our news blog will keep you up-to-date with our latest activities.

Events 2019

30 March 2019 Stepstone Digital Challenge Paris Event Center, 20 avenue de la porte de la villette, 75019 Paris

On Saturday 30th March Airbus invites you to the Paris Event Center where it will take place the "Stepstone Digital Challenge". Formerly called CDMGE (Competition of the Grandes Ecoles de Commerce, Engineer and University) this event embraces sport, disability and all sort of business type and welcomes whoever wants to join in a fun atmosphere! The StepStone Digital Challenge is first of all big festive moment where technology, creativity and innovation meet up for the day. 

Program of the event: 

E-sport competition: Clash Royale competition, Fifa, LoL, Trackmania, HearthStone and Rocket League

Sport competition: Five and wheelchair basketball competition 

Supporters: Mascots, fanfares and pompons.. all united to support their teams

Cosplay: all day fancy dress contest

Running competition: between 6 to 8km run challenge in the Parc de la Villette, Paris.

Direction and hours

Start Date
30 March 2019 - 8:00
End Date
30 March 2019 - 20:00

19 March 2019 The Industrial Sector Fair at Politecnico of Milan, Italy Ed.B12 Campus Bovisa Via La Masa 34, Milano

What is it? 

An exhibition dedicated to companies that work in the industrial sector.

How does it work? 

Throughout the day you will have a branded desk where you can meet students and graduating students to describe your field of work and the role of engineers in the company.You will be able to know the participants individually, to collect the curricula of students and graduate students, and you can explain your offers for internships, final work with the company and job opportunities. During the day, with the support of the student association representatives, the participants' questions on the industrial sector will be collected in specific areas (professional roles, selection process, interesting facts, ...).

HANDS UP: Careers in Industrial Sector from 14.00 - In the afternoon, the questions, after being analysed by the Career Service, will be read in a plenary session and, in a dedicated space, the business managers will publicly answer to the students. The session will be moderated by the Career Service.

Who will be involved? 

Two company representatives, including an HR and a company manager to promptly answer to questions regarding opportunities and profile that will be available at the desk throughout the day. For the afternoon HANDS UP event: Careers in Industrial Sector, if the company wants to take part to this event, one of its managers must be available to answer, in a plenary session, the questions about the world of work in the Industrial sector.

Who will you meet? 

You will meet 300 students and graduating students in Mechanical Engineering, Automation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Space Engineering, Industrial Production Engineering.

Direction and hours

Start Date
19 March 2019 - 10:00
End Date
19 March 2019 - 15:00

05 February 2019 Airbus Degree Apprenticeships Open Evening Airbus, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7PA

Want to know more about how you could study towards a degree with no fees, plus vocational training and a regular salary?

Airbus invites students, parents and anyone interested in Engineering, Business or Digital Degree Apprenticeships to join us at our Information Evening to find out more.

There is no need to book a place; please just turn up!

Direction and hours

Start Date
05 February 2019 - 17:00
End Date
05 February 2019 - 19:00

24 January 2019 Craft Apprenticeship Open Evening Coleg Cambria, Kelsterton Road, Connah’s Quay, Deeside, Clwyd CH5 4BR

Airbus invites students, parents and anyone interested in Craft Apprenticeships to join us at our Open Evening.

Come and speak to current Airbus Apprentices about what it takes to become one of our skilled aircraft fitters and machinists. There will also be representatives from Airbus and Coleg Cambria on hand to tell you more about our apprenticeship programmes.

Presentations will be held at 5:45, 6:15 and 6:45, and tours of the college workshops will run throughout the evening.

There is no need to book a place; please just turn up!

Direction and hours

Start Date
24 January 2019 - 17:30
End Date
24 January 2019 - 19:30

30 January 2019 Recruitment Afterwork in Stevenage Airbus, Discovery STEM Centre, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, SG1 2AS

Looking for your next career move in Engineering or IT? Then come and meet us at our afterwork recruitment event on January 30th from 3pm to 10pm at the Discovery STEM Centre in Stevenage.

Please register for the event by clicking here: https://jobs.volt.eu.com/airbus2019

Direction and hours

Start Date
30 January 2019 - 15:00
End Date
30 January 2019 - 22:00
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Featured news

21
March 2019

The Week of Industry in France: an influencer explores Airbus Helicopters

LouanneManShow discovering Airbus Helicopters in Marignane.

During the 9th edition of the “Week of Industry” organized by the Ministry of the Economy and Finances in France, Airbus Helicopters opened its doors to the young influencer LouanneManShow to guide her around the different fields of work that the helicopter industry can offer.

 

With more than 4,700 events organized nationwide over the week, the Ministry’s campaign aims at raising young people's awareness of some categories of jobs that are less known in the market. Among the initiatives around the “unexpected jobs” campaign, Louanne takes her young audience by the hand and explores the world of helicopters for one day.

 

« Everything starts with an idea and what you make of it. And what stands between you and your objective is the passion and dedication to your work. » – explains Louanne.


Click here to watch the full video.

#JobsInattendus  #SemaineIndustrie

15
March 2019

Want to spread out your wings?

H145s in action for energy industry

As Airbus Helicopters, part of Airbus, a global pioneer in aeronautics, space & related services, we Imagine, Create and Design every type of vertical flight to provide the most efficient solutions to our customers who serve, protect, save lives and safely carry passengers in demanding environments.

In 2019, our Design Office with its recognized know-how is recruiting around 130 mainly engineers, and some technicians! Join a world-leading company at the edge of research and innovation to develop your potential in various fields as: Data Management, Rotor & Transmissions, Electrical System, Avionic / Optronic, Airworthiness & Certification Engineer, Material & Process and Software & System Engineering. 

Don’t hesitate, apply now! Click here.

8
March 2019

Inspirational Women’s Day

Vanessa Schmidt explains her passion that brought her to lead the H135 FAL project in Qingdao.

Toulouse, 8th March 2019 - Nominated among the top 3 finalists at the "Trophée des Femmes de l'Industrie” in the category “best project manager”, Vanessa Schmidt set up a project aimed at creating a brand-new H135 assembly line in China. In less than 2 years, this “woman of industry” managed to lead multi-skilled project teams and always succeeded in a totally diverse cultural context. On the occasion of International Women's day, we have asked her three questions on her amazing experience.

 

Vanessa, you have been working with Airbus for 17 years. What has your journey been up to this point? Could you describe your route, which was rather unconventional?

Vanessa Schmidt: I started my professional journey when I joined the Communications sector of Eurocopter in Marignane in 2001. For seven years, I was mainly involved in the department responsible for internal and external magazines.

Thanks to my double master degree in General Management, which I obtained in continuing education at the IAE University School of Management in Aix-en-Provence in 2007, I was able to join the Customer Service sector. This in turn allowed me to be in contact with our customers and create added value for the company's business affairs.

In May 2012, I made the big move to Russia to take over the responsibility of the Customer Service sector of Airbus Helicopters Vostok LLC.

 

Could you tell us more about your experience in Russia and how it was necessary for what you were going to do next?

V.S.: The job in Russia was a very intense experience. It was something I could really get my teeth into. I loved it! The mission was a success thanks to a very good team performance and customer satisfaction in a totally diverse cultural context (Russia & CIS). That prepared me for my current role. This deep understanding of the Russian culture allowed me clearly to better cope with the mindsets in China.

 

Since then, you have been responsible for large projects creating helicopter assembly lines abroad. Could you describe your main jobs for us?

V.S.: My first project dealt with setting up an H215 assembly line in Brasov (Romania) with a French-Romanian multi-functional project team consisting of around 150 people. In this frame, we created Airbus Helicopters Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters, for the worldwide sale as well as local production of the H215. We inaugurated the new facility in 2016 with all the necessary industrial means, including the Romanian team that had been specifically trained for the local production.

In May 2017, I launched a new project to duplicate the German H135 assembly line in Qingdao (China). This project was launched in record time as only three weeks after the joint venture between Airbus Helicopters and its Chinese partner was signed, the first foundation stone had already been laid in Qingdao.

Since then I have managed the French-German-Chinese multi-skilled project team, more than fifty people making up the internal Airbus Helicopters team, an external team of our Chinese partner and a large number of contributors and stakeholders representing Chinese political and regulatory authorities, in order to put all the necessary industrial facilities and means in place.

In terms of results, we created a new subsidiary, Airbus Helicopters Qingdao Ltd., in June 2018, which is a joint venture with our Chinese partner UGAC to produce about a hundred H135s for the Chinese market. We also finished the FAL buildings, training of the Chinese blue collars in Germany and are now finalizing the last details of the industrial set up to start with the H135 final assembly line activities before mid of April 2019. 

Despite the project's complexity, our plan is to launch 9 helicopters into local production this year and to stay perfectly in line with our delivery targets for the first assembled machines in Qingdao.

Creating brand new industrial production facilities from scratch in such complex international and cultural environments is a great experience, and I love it every day.

9
Jan. 2019

Eight Things Aspiring Professionals Gain From Becoming An Apprentice

Read this fantastic article titled about eight things aspiring professionals gain from becoming an apprentice, click here.

And apply for an Airbus apprenticeship today! 

17
Dec. 2018

A team from TUDelft joined Airbus engineers

 
DR / Airbus
Careers 11 December 2018

Airbus Smart Type Project 2018

Collaboration with our global network of university partners enables us to work together on all kinds of projects and in many different ways. Our Smart Tyre research is just one example of how we’re exploring new and agile ways of working with university partners. Watch now to see what happened when a team from TUDelft joined Airbus engineers for a day of intensive testing on next-generation aircraft tyres.

Read more on TUDeft here

10
Dec. 2018

Twenty-four start-ups join Airbus accelerator programme

Airbus has selected twenty-four new startups to join its BizLab for the launch of the fourth accelerator programme, providing a platform to develop previously untapped technologies and ways of working in the aerospace sector.

Airbus has selected twenty-four new start-ups to join its BizLab for the launch of the fourth accelerator programme, providing a platform to develop previously untapped technologies and ways of working in the aerospace sector.

Airbus BizLab is a global aerospace business accelerator where start-ups and Airbus intrapreneurs speed up the transformation of innovative ideas into valuable businesses. Since its launch in 2015, Airbus BizLab has accelerated 50 start-ups and 40 internal projects, which have raised a combined €19.5 million.

In 2018, Airbus BizLab also challenged start-ups to propose technical solutions contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals that Airbus is committed to.
With the opening earlier in the year of Airbus BizLab’s fourth site in Madrid (Spain) – after Toulouse (France), Hamburg (Germany) and Bangalore (India) – the selected firms will join a unique consolidated global network within the four sites. During the six-month acceleration programme, the 24 start-ups will receive support from an international team of experts from various fields and have access to dedicated coaching staff, networking opportunities and co-working spaces. Hailing from ten countries around the world, the new start-ups were selected out of 495 applications from 64 countries. One of the main criteria used in the selection process were the synergies between the start-ups’ projects and Airbus’ innovation strategy.

Many fledgling aerospace businesses struggle today to turn innovative ideas and technologies into commercial reality; others face difficulties accessing customers or endure long certification processes. This significantly slows the pace of innovation. To overcome these hurdles, Airbus BizLab has developed a “hybrid” concept that helps start-ups better navigate the challenges of working with large firms.

Read the full article here

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