Airbus to expand UK workforce by at least 1,000

The aerospace company is set to create jobs across a broad range of aerospace activities and is on the lookout for software engineers, cyber security professionals, programme managers, cryogenics engineers, robotics experts and manufacturing engineers


Airbus is on the lookout for software, cryogenics, robotics, cyber security and manufacturing engineers. It is also keen to hire project and programme managers as it gears to expand its UK workforce by at least a thousand. It is inviting talent across a broad range of aerospace-related activities.

A recent Airbus/Oxford Economics survey report reveals that Airbus is already providing a means of livelihood to at least 79,000 people across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. About half of its suppliers come under the category of small and medium enterprises (SME) in the UK. Not surprisingly, Airbus accounts for $875 billion of the UK’s annual gross domestic product and $4.88 billion of the country’s yearly expenditure.

In early September, Airbus had announced its intention to expand its employee base in India by adding 2000 engineers in the coming years. The move is aimed at increasing the total number of employees in India to 5,000. The aerospace company had even signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya (GSV) in Vadodara. The aim was to establish a specialised engineering programme designed specifically for the aerospace industry. Additionally, the partnership will help cultivate a strong pool of well-trained professionals prepared to meet the growing demands of the thriving aerospace sector.

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