Airbus set to grow its staff by 10% this year


Airbus is intending to recruit 13,000 new staff globally this year, growing its existing 130,000-strong team by 10%, to support its commercial aircraft ramp-up.

Around 7,000 of the hires will fill newly created roles, including posts to achieve the company’s decarbonization goals. If achieved, the new staff will match the 13,000 additional staff added to the firm’s payroll in 2022.

Airbus said it will place an emphasis on technical and manufacturing roles, as well as in developing areas such as new energies, cyber and digital roles.

Over 9,000 roles will be based in Europe, with a third of the total recruitment number to be allocated to recent graduates.

“In 2022 we welcomed more than 13,000 new employees within Team Airbus around the world, in a complex environment which tested our resilience and attractiveness as a global employer,” said Thierry Baril, chief Human Resources and workplace officer, Airbus. “We call on talented individuals from all over the world to join us in our journey to make sustainable aerospace a reality and to help us build a better, more diverse and inclusive workplace for all our employees.”