Apprenticeships in France

The best way to combine study and experience

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Why pursue an apprenticeship in Airbus?

Apprenticeships tailored for a wide range of students

Apprentices in France are open to students at CAP to BAC + 5 level of education and start dates are usually between September and November.

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Nationwide opportunities

We have opportunities in Toulouse, Nantes, Saint-Nazaire, Marignane, Paris Le Bourget & Elancourt, and many other sites, in Commercial Aircraft, Helicopters, Defence & Space.

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An opportunity to work alongside experienced employees

We have opportunities from 1 to 3 years in Production, Engineering, IT, Cyber, Procurement and Finance to Strategy, Customer Support, Marketing and Sales.

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Looking to kick-start your career with Airbus in France?

Airbus offers apprenticeship opportunities across various locations in France, each offering unique experiences.

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Toulouse is the place where innovation takes off! Apprentices here work on a wide range of projects, from developing new aircraft models to implementing groundbreaking technologies.

Toulouse is home to Airbus' headquarters and is home to more than 30,000 employees working across many central functions such as finance, marketing, engineering, customer support programmes and procurement. The Toulouse-Blagnac area has a FAL (Final Assembly Line) for the entire range of Airbus commercial airliners (A320, A330, A350 and A380 families), as well as facilities for fitting out passenger cabins and painting planes.


Interested in helicopters? Marignane offers apprentices the opportunity to immerse themselves in engineering applied to helicopters and other rotary-wing aircraft. From design to maintenance, apprentices acquire valuable skills on these exciting devices at the heart of safety and personal assistance issues.

Marignane is home to the headquarters of Airbus Helicopters. It offers a large overview of the product range of civil, government, military, police and parapublic helicopters. Nearly 9,000 employees at the site are engaged in nearly every aspect of the helicopter industry, from design and assembly to training and customer service.


Discover apprenticeship opportunities in the fields of defense and space near the French capital. Apprentices here work on projects ranging from satellite design and manufacturing to cybersecurity and defence systems integration, gaining insight into the advanced technologies shaping the future of aerospace and defence.

Located in the southwest suburbs of Paris, the Elancourt site focuses on secure radio and satellite communications, maritime traffic intelligence and surveillance systems, space equipment production and cybersecurity.

Paris Le Bourget

Around 650 people work on the Paris-Le Bourget site in Dugny (next to Le Bourget airport, near Paris), within this Center of Excellence specializing in the production of rotor blades and research on materials composites. Apprentices on site have the unique opportunity to have access to all services, thus being able to quickly acquire knowledge about the division's activities and projects.

Manufacturing some 3,000 blades per year and repairing almost half of them, the site is an essential link in the Airbus helicopter production chain, whose ambition is to become the world reference in blades.


Would you like to discover the first step in building an aircraft? Saint-Nazaire is the ideal location for your professional objective. Apprentices here help produce aircraft fuselage sections and other essential components, learning the ins and outs of aircraft construction.

The French Atlantic Coast brings together two production sites spread over 75 hectares. Its 3,060 employees are specialised in the assembly, equipment and testing of the front sections of the A320 family aircraft, as well as the front and central sections of the A330 and A380 airliners. The subassemblies come from French, European and global partners, making the Saint-Nazaire site a true international logistics platform.


Immerse yourself in the world of aircraft production and assembly at the Airbus site in Nantes. Apprentices from Nantes play a crucial role in the manufacturing of aircraft parts and gain practical experience in the aircraft assembly process at the heart of industrial and production challenges.

One hour east of Saint-Nazaire, more than 3,000 employees produce the central wing boxes for all Airbus commercial airliners, as well as the air intakes for the nacelles equipping the A350 and A380, and CFM engines. International LEAP-1A of the A320neo and the engines of the A330neo. Nantes is also a leader in the manufacture of structural parts made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), a lightweight composite material that Airbus is increasingly integrating into its aircraft.

A smooth application process

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Easy online application

Applications are open from February to June. You can apply directly online.

A short number of interviews

After an assessment of your resume, you will be able to demonstrate your motivation during a video interview that will be reviewed by a recruiter. Following this you will have a 1-to-1 with your future manager. 

Fostering diversity

We keep inclusion at heart and welcome apprentices from diverse backgrounds. If you are a French resident with a disability and need support, then, reach out to our team at:

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Good for you to know

We recruit from a wide variety of disciplines each year. 
No matter what your dream job is, we may have the right apprenticeship for you!

You can learn in the following areas: engineering, wing & component structures, architect & integration, flight physics, materials & processes, systems & landing gear, manufacturing engineering, Information management, procurement & supply chain, business management & development, human resources, finance, communications & political affairs, marketing & sales…

What you need to know about apprenticeship programmes in France


We gathered the most frequently asked questions about apprenticeships in France to help you apply.

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Who is eligible for an apprenticeship programme in France?

To qualify for the apprentice status in French, you must be between 16 and 29 years old and be schooled in an institution allowing apprenticeships.

Check the apprenticeship criterias here.

What benefits do French apprentices get?

We care and reward the hard work of our apprentices. In addition to your monthly wage, you will receive 5 weeks of paid leave, academic and on-the-job training, and discretionary company success sharing bonus. You can also get participation in company shares and company pension if you are eligible for it.