14-Apr-2014 Source: Airbus Group
Airbus Group has been named the most attractive employer among students at France’s leading engineering universities, according to the 2014 surveys by renowned employer branding consultancies Universum Global and Trendence.
For the 10th consecutive year, students at France’s top engineering universities (Grandes Écoles) selected Airbus Group as their “Ideal Employer” in the Universum Global Survey while engineering students ranked the company as their preferred employer for the 8th year in a row in the Trendence Graduate Barometer.
“This confirms the continued attractiveness of our Group and reflects our efforts to build and maintain a strong employer brand,” said Airbus Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Thierry Baril. “We are very proud and honoured that future engineers have chosen Airbus Group as their ‘Preferred Employer’. These awards also go to all the Group’s employees, who through their personal and professional commitment make our initiatives to attract talent a success.”
Airbus Group is committed to employee development, providing its employees with almost 3.9 million hours of training last year and supporting 10,000 employees to change jobs within the company. “We strive to offer our engineers the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies in an international environment. We actively encourage employees to change jobs within the Group, allowing a diverse and satisfying career under one roof,” said Mr. Baril.
Airbus Group also improved its position among Business School students, ranking in 12th place according to Universum, three places better than in 2013, and in 11th place according to the Trendence Barometer, one place higher compared to last year. The success of the Group is based on the diversity of its workforce (across cultures, social backgrounds, skill profiles and ages) and the Group cultivates an inclusive workplace where all employees are respected and valued for their competences and abilities.
Universum Global surveyed around 37,000 students within the leading French Engineering and Business Schools between November 2013 and February 2014. Similarly, from October 2013 to February 2014, Trendence surveyed more than 11,000 French students within 88 Engineering and I.T. universities and almost 9,500 students at 46 Business Schools.
Airbus Group is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2013, the Group – comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters – generated revenues of € 59.3 billion and employed a workforce of around 144,000.