All aviation enthusuasts love Airbus – especially French engineering students it turns out. According to the 2014 surveys by employer branding consultancies Universum Global and Trendence, the Airbus Group has been named the most attractive employer among students at France’s leading engineering universities.
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 eighth 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’s chief of human resources, 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.”
Part of the attraction for up-and-coming talent is that Airbus Group is committed to employee development, providing its employees with almost 3.9 million hours of training during 2013, 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,” added 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.
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 IT universities and almost 9,500 students at 46 Business Schools.