EADS invites professionals and students to the 50th International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget

Toulouse15 May 2013

  • Over 20 interactive workshops, with more than 1000 participants
  • Career talks with HR representatives
  • Personal encounters with experts and engineers
  • Recruiting 5000 people in 2013

EADS and its Divisions Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter are inviting experienced professionals, students and graduates to explore career opportunities with Europe’s biggest aerospace Group. At the HR Lounge “EADS Careers” in the EADS pavilion at the Paris International Air Show, candidates from all over the world can meet EADS experts, engineers and HR representatives. They are available the whole week to discuss the latest innovations and future challenges as well as the diverse career paths within the Group.

EADS offers 21 workshops, running from 17th June to 23rd June available to candidates who pre-register online. Candidates can choose from a wide range of workshops on innovative product-oriented topics such as the development of composites in next generation helicopters (Eurocopter), possibilities of bringing space benefits to earth or explore the universe (Astrium), to new strategic challenges like cyber security or the Eurofighter’s export prospects (Cassidian) and career-related topics such as apprenticeship opportunities at Airbus.

“EADS needs to recruit 5000 people this year for roles including engineering, manufacturing and support,” said Thierry Baril, Chief HR Officer EADS, “ A career with EADS offers an international working environment and the chance to work on innovative products in a company that has long term perspectives. Anyone interested in joining us should seize this chance to meet with our experts and HR teams at the International Paris Air Show”

EADS is looking for graduates and students in the fields of composites, system and mechanical engineering, as well as in Software Design and IT. Experienced profiles in composites, avionics, design engineering and in the supply chain sector are highly sought after. Opportunities for technicians are available to all levels of experience.

A few highlights of the week:

Diversity Day on Thursday 20th June: With 130 nationalities on board, EADS is a global and truly international company. Divisional representatives will engage candidates during five workshops to explain the Group’s commitment to understand and support diversity in the workplace. EADS has the target that 25% of its new recruits each year should be women and therefore places importance on encouraging young women to consider scientific studies .The Group will support the “Elles Bougent” initiative that invites 150 young female high-school students to Le Bourget as well as the German student group “Femtec” who will be presenting the project of their 2013 Innovation camp on the Start-up of a water-analysis 'Biodetector'.

International Graduate Day on Friday 21st June: As a global industrial leader, EADS believes a diverse workforce is a competitive advantage. The company therefore has a role to play in developing international talents. Interactive presentations will demonstrate the global strategy of the Group to encourage transnational and trans-divisional job mobility and promote an inclusive work environment. Over 130 candidates are expected to take part in this exclusive full-day event. Through speeches and career talks, candidates will explore our many career opportunities and have a broad awareness of the Divisional businesses. Experts and engineers will be present to give an insight to students and graduates on our fascinating projects, latest innovations and future challenges.

Interested students, graduates and experienced professionals, should apply online until 20th May to attend the workshops at www.jobs.eads.com/parisairshow.

For further information, you can follow the Le Bourget preparations on the EADS Careers facebook page or on www.jobs.eads.com/parisairshow. EADS will provide invited participants with an entry ticket on the day of their workshop and support part of the travel expenses.

About EADS: EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2012, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 56.5 billion and employed a workforce of over 140,000.


Gregor von Kursell
Corporate Media Relations Germany
Airbus Group
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Matthieu Duvelleroy
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Airbus Group
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Grégory Gavroy
Media Relations France
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Florian Taitsch
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