Airbus is about to cut roles in its defence and space divisions as part of its recent reorganisation effort. The decision is about to impact 750 jobs, which equals to about two per cent of the total number of employees at Airbus.
The current restructuring is aimed to avoid forced layoffs. Additionally, the company primarily wishes to achieve the changes through natural attrition and not by filling vacancies over the next two years, as reported by Reuters.
The company affirmed that there would be no net reduction overall, as the business is growing in total. At the end of 2022, Airbus Defence & Space had a workforce of 34,330 employees.
Airbus is a global aerospace and defence corporation, established in 1970. The company has grown to become one of the leading aircraft manufacturers, producing a diverse range of commercial, military and space vehicles.
With headquarters in Toulouse, France, Airbus operates globally and collaborates on major international projects. Known for innovations such as the A380, the largest passenger aircraft, Airbus consistently competes with Boeing for market share. In addition to aircraft manufacturing, Airbus is involved in defence and space activities, contributing to the advancement of technology and aviation capabilities worldwide.
In September 2023, the company actively recruited engineers in its software, cryogenics, robotics, cyber security, and manufacturing divisions along with project and programme managers, to expand its UK workforce by a minimum of 1,000 employees. Additionally, the company was also planning to boost its workforce in India by hiring 2,000 engineers, aiming for a total of 5,000 employees.