19-Mar-2012 Source: Eurocopter
Eurocopter has again come out on top in the Randstad Award survey, after being voted Franceâ€™s most attractive employer across all sectors for the second year running. A leader in its domain for more than 10 years, Eurocopter was also at the top of the list for the third time in the capital goods industrial sector.
Speaking at the awards ceremony in Paris today, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for the Eurocopter Group Michel Farssac said: â€œThis latest distinction underscores all the effort that Eurocopter and its entire workforce have put in, and we are very proud to accept it. We have been able to establish such an excellent public image thanks to our attractive product portfolio, our ambitious innovation policy, our truly international footprint and our strong local roots. Having a clear vision of our strategy, guided by our commitment to finding new ways to better fit the needs of our customers, offers concrete development perspectives for all of our employees.â€
Gauging the views of 12,000 respondents on more than 200 companies based in France and operating in all sectors, the survey conducted by Randstad – the second largest human resources management firm worldwide – sets out to measure the attractiveness of the countryâ€™s leading employers.
Respondents to the survey rated Eurocopter as the helicopter manufacturer with the best image and the company they would most like to work for out of all the firms they were familiar with. Their choice was based on ten key factors, including financial stability, interesting job possibilities, career and training prospects and workplace culture.
Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace and defense-related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 20,000 people. In 2011, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the worldâ€™s number one helicopter manufacturer with a turnover of 5.4 billion Euros, orders for 457 new helicopters and a 43 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the Groupâ€™s helicopters account for 33 percent of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. Eurocopterâ€™s strong international presence is ensured by its subsidiaries and participations in 21 countries. Eurocopterâ€™s worldwide network of service centers, training facilities, distributors and certified agents supports some 2,900 customers. There are currently more than 11,300 Eurocopter helicopters in service in 149 countries. Eurocopter offers the most comprehensive civil and military helicopter range in the world and is fully committed to safety as the most important aspect of its business.