Thales to hire 500+ in India as per new hiring plans

The company plans to hire 12,000 people worldwide in 2023 for its engineering centres, among which 500 will be from India, mainly for its Noida and Bengaluru sites. 


Thales is a French multinational company that designs, develops and manufactures electrical systems as well as devices and equipment for aerospace, defence, transportation and security sectors. The company is headquartered in Paris.

To support its growth trajectory, it plans to hire over 12,000 new employees in 2023 from which 500 will be employed at its sites in Bengaluru and Noida. Thales’ recruitment plans for 2023 come on the heels of some recent accomplishments, including a record-breaking 11,500 new hires in 2022 worldwide, which is 50 per cent more than the previous year.

Despite the COVID pandemic, the company was able to create jobs, especially in its engineering centres in Bengaluru and Noida and is now looking to hire people for various positions in its engineering operations in India.

On February 22, 2023, Thales increased its footprint in India by launching its first Design Centre, which is an expansion of Thales’ Engineering Competence Centre in Noida. The new centre will serve as a hub for innovation, research, and development in India.

At Noida and Bengaluru sites, Thales is mainly seeking hardware engineers, software engineers, systems architects, experts in digital technologies, and project managers, and providing them with the opportunity to contribute to building a safer, greener, and more inclusive world.

Coming to the global picture, the company is expecting strong growth in its three core markets – Aerospace, Defence and Security, and Digital Identity and Security. It’s offering both permanent and fixed-term contracts, as well as internal mobility opportunities in Thales in India and around the world. Thales has 77,000 employees in 68 countries.

The company will be recruiting globally and has set targets to employ 5,500 new personnel in France, 550 in India, 1,050 in the United Kingdom, 600 in Australia, and 540 in the United States.

Additionally, Thales is actively working to improve the gender balance in its workforce and in 2022, women made up 25% of new hires and represented 22% of the company’s workforce in India.

“There is meaning in what we do at Thales, particularly in these times of upheaval and transformation. Day after day, our people around the world are driven by the same goal – harnessing human intelligence and technology to drive progress in our societies. Joining Thales is a ticket to some of technology’s great human adventures and a chance to be part of a learning organisation that places a premium on collective endeavour,” said Patrice Caine, chairman & CEO, Thales.

Thales lays particular emphasis on nurturing future talent through internships. In India, for example, 80 students have already joined the company as interns this month. These opportunities can be an important springboard to permanent employment for these young people: each year, about 80% of the students on work-study and internship programmes are hired in engineering roles on fixed or indefinite term contracts.

“Our belief in providing employees with dynamic environments and opportunities to innovate is closely aligned with our objective of supporting the Aatmanirbhar Bharat vision of the country. Through our Engineering Competence Centres and our supply chains, we enable our employees in India to work in cross-functional and inter-geographical teams on technologies that drive the sustainable development of our societies. As we ramp up our recruitment programme for the country, we are excited to welcome new colleagues to Thales in India,” added Ashish Saraf, VP and country director for India, Thales.

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