Airbus is calling on aerospace enthusiasts to join a growing sector as it looks to recruit more than 13,000 people across the globe in 2023. To date, more than 7,000 of those positions have been filled despite a challenging labour market.

The company is offering thousands of job opportunities in manufacturing, engineering and activities supporting Airbus' long term objectives like cybersecurity, software engineering and new propulsion technologies (e.g. hydrogen, cryogenics, fuel cells).

A third of the total recruitment will be allocated to recent graduates. With this ambition, Airbus has just signed an extension of its partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology for another five years, in the frame of the Airbus Academic Program (with selected Top 15 Universities and Schools worldwide).

Plans are already well underway to fill the remaining positions with new hires being instrumental in supporting Airbus’ production ramp-up and decarbonisation ambitions.

In 2023, on top of this strategic program, Airbus expanded its academic partnerships with 42 business schools and universities worldwide, through agreements with CEMS – a consortium of 34 business schools and universities in 6 continents – and UNITECH – a consortium of 8 engineering universities across Europe. These partnerships will foster potential synergies in the aeronautical sector that will help develop the next generation of aerospace professionals.

Airbus currently employs more than 134,000 people across its businesses worldwide. In 2023, Airbus was awarded Top Employers certification in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific by the Top Employers Institute, a global independent authority on recognising excellence in people management and HR policies.