As part of its recruitment drive, Airbus is currently taking part in a joint Airbus-Pegasus road show touring France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. Between October 2002 and January 2003, it is expected that more than 1,000 students from 15 leading European aerospace universities will have been contacted.
Airbus’ main objective is to recruit young engineers for the A380 programme and to increase its international recruitment. The universities visited belong to the Pegasus network, a total of 20 institutions in eight countries, which have agreed on joint quality standards.
Each of the road show events provides an opportunity for students to meet a multi-national Airbus team, including senior and junior representatives from Engineering, Manufacturing, Customer Services and Human Resources. This allows them to see the international nature of Airbus right from the start.
The Pegasus network has just completed a comparison of the education profiles between its members. The road show is also an occasion for Airbus to understand the specific strengths of the different universities and to explain what its expectations are not just in terms of technical skills but also in business and language skills as well as multi-cultural mindset.
In addition to the road show, the Airbus-Pegasus International Internship Programme, is already offering up to 40 places for Pegasus students in each Airbus entity, and will run alongside existing internship programmes at site level.
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