Airbus works with the global education community to support the development of internationally minded students with the skills we have identified as important for our business in the future.
Airbus is a corporate member of the Global Engineering Deans Council. GEDC members are individuals responsible for setting the agenda for higher education in engineering in their countries and universities. The GEDC Airbus Diversity Award is a joint initiative which recognises individuals and initiatives that have succeeded in increasing diversity amongst the engineering student body worldwide.
More information on GEDC here.
IFEES works with a large number of member societies to establish effective engineering education of high quality around the world to assure a global supply of well-prepared engineering graduates and Airbus has been a member since 2012. The organisation plays an active role in organising the World Engineering Education Forum and our representative, Rachel Schroeder, Head of Employment Marketing (Airbus) and Employment Marketing Strategy (Airbus) is the co-chair of the 2015 event.
More information on IFEES here.
Airbus' mentors pass along their knowledge to the new generation.
Les Cordées de la Réussite is a network of partnerships established between one or more institutions of higher education and with second-level high schools or other colleges.
What unites them is their shared objective to promote equal opportunities and to encourage young people into higher education. This is achieved through multiple activities, including tutoring and academic support, or help with accommodation and learning aids.
The initiative is led by young people within higher education institutions, who aim to tackle the cultural or other barriers faced by their peers considering higher education. Leading companies like Airbus become part of the ‘chain’ by offering support including mock job interviews, internships and mentoring.