Life at Airbus Group What it’s like working here

Ever wondered what makes a career at Airbus Group unique? Aside from the work you’ll be doing, it’s our approach to people that sets us apart.

Pushing boundaries together

Airbus Group is a global pioneer in aeronautics, space and defence-related services. Regardless of which Division of Airbus Group you work in, you’ll be part of our unique culture.

Meet our people

Airbus Group Faces

At Airbus Group, we take pride in the diversity of our employees, valuing the special experience and expertise that people from different backgrounds bring to our business. We thrive on the mix of ideas, backgrounds and knowledge created by such a combination of influences. At the same time, we encourage employees to develop their individual talents and experiences and to be proud of their roots.

What it’s like to work here

Airbus Group is a high-performance environment. But performance isn’t just about what you achieve: it’s also about how you achieve it.

All Airbus Group employees live by a set of guiding principles that enable everyone to share common values and behaviours. But 'shared' does not mean that everyone should be exactly the same.

Instead, we encourage individuality. We embrace diversity. We want people to bring their own style and contribute to the richness of our organisation. 

Drawn from more than 130 different nationalities, Airbus Group employees have drive, dynamism and creativity, plus an ability to transcend geographical and professional boundaries to work together on cutting-edge projects.

Discover our employees' stories in this section.

In their words

Our locations

Because we are the most international aerospace and defence company in the world, your next job opportunity at the Airbus Group could be around the corner or halfway around the world.

Global presence

With a workforce of more than 144,000 employees spanning over 130 nationalities, Airbus Group has its headquarters in Toulouse, France, with our main development and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, Spain and the UK. We also have operations in the US, China, India, the Middle East and Japan and Asia.


Be part of the team

The diversity of our talent drives innovation at Airbus Group, while equality is how we make sure everyone is a full-fledged member of team.

Airbus Group is only the success it is today because we have embraced diversity and worked together across cultures to develop our innovative products. Our workforce already spans four generations with more than 130 nationalities and over 20 languages spoken. Historically our headquarters and main manufacturing sites are based in Europe, however we also operate on a global scale. We strive to mirror the diversity of our customers and suppliers and endeavour that 20 percent of our workforce will come from outside Europe by 2020. Maintaining an inclusive working environment is key to the success and sustainability of our company.

Group wide, our diversity and inclusion networks manage topics such as work life balance, career development, integration of disabled employees and furthering gender balance. We are particularly committed to advancing women in the workplace and developing female talent. We are determined to increase the number of women we recruit to 25% and the number in senior management positions to 20% by 2020.

Collectively, our networks in turn are the contributors to the development and success of our policies and processes.

We also work proactively alongside a number of organisations to support our initiatives and best practice in order to create an inclusive working environment.

A few of our current partnerships include:

  • WIA
  • Femtec
  • Business Disability Forum
  • WISE
  • Passeport Avenir
  • Capital Filles
  • Elles bougent
  • Nos quartiers ont des talents
  • Hanvol
  • Adecco Foundation

We work hard on our initiatives to accelerate growth and profitability in the global marketplace. Together with our networks and partners we seek to provide a dynamic and innovative work environment where all our employees are valued.

Never stop growing

A desire to learn and grow is a trait shared by all Airbus Group employees.

Dedicated to learning

Employees at the three Airbus Group Divisions are given plenty of opportunities to progress through specialist training, regular reviews and tailored career paths. For example, at Airbus, 2.2 million hours are spent each year on training and activities aimed at maximizing skills and knowledge, with programmes covering everything from IT to leadership, languages to intercultural awareness.

Competency management

Each Division in the Group has a set of core competencies that define the requirements of each Airbus Group position. We use a trans-national and cross-functional competence management system to ensure consistency across the organisation.

The core competencies are used to define the requirements of every Airbus Group position, helping managers when they need to recruit or plan someone’s next career moves. They also clarify what is expected of each employee from a competence point of view.