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 programmes that have succeeded in increasing diversity amongst the engineering student body worldwide.
More information on GEDC is available here.
IFEES works with a large number of member societies to establish effective high-quality engineering education around the world to ensure a global supply of well-prepared engineering graduates. 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) was the co-chair of the 2015 event.
Read more 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 higher education institutions and high schools or other colleges.
What unites them is their shared objective to promote equal opportunities and to encourage young people to pursue higher education. This is achieved through multiple activities, including tutoring and academic support, or by assisting with accommodation and learning aids.
The initiative is led by young people within higher education institutions, who aim to tackle the cultural and 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.