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MINDS: From classroom to shop floor

The Airbus Careers MINDS programme gives students the opportunity to experience working at the Airbus Getafe plant in Spain. They can participate in working on the elements manufactured there (A320, A330, A380 and A350). For operators and managers of Getafe this is an opportunity to show what they do and to highlight the importance of teamwork, commitment and process control – for the students, it’s a great experience and preparation! 

Young Leader Forum – What if you could shape the future?

Airbus wants to find tomorrow’s leaders! How? The Young Leader Forum is a three-day initiative to bring all those together who actively want to innovate our technology and business. Participants from different backgrounds will have the opportunity to exchange best practices and insights, work on business projects in teams and in the end, hold a presentation in front of a top management panel. Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Augmented Humans are just some of the topics we will work on. We’re looking forward to December!

More Information on the Young Leader Forum

Airbus at Gamescom

For three days, Airbus participated in Gamescom, a trade fair for video games, that took place in Cologne from August 22nd to August 26th. Visitors could talk to our recruiters, or just enjoy the unique augmented reality experience offered with our Hololens. We had lots of fun, we hope you too!

Employer of choice - Survey 2017

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Royal visit in Hamburg

On July 21st, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte visited our Airbus site in Hamburg for the final stop of their tour of Germany. At the final assembly line for the A320 aircraft they were informed about innovations in aircraft construction, viewed the H135 and H145 Airbus helicopters and met with apprentices.

Airbus at "Sail for Competence" 2017

Young people from every Airbus home country took part in the Airbus Defence and Space ‚SAIL FOR COMPETENCE‘ experience 2017. The week of saling was full of teamwork, adventures and challenges. It was not just about sailing, but building up our Airbus family. To raise the sails, run the ship and bring us safely back into the harbor, we had to ‘ACT AS ONE!’.

Guinness World Records® at Paris Airshow 2017

With 311 participants, Airbus formed "The largest human image of a two-handed gesture" at the Paris Airshow 2017. We are proud of this great success and want to say a big thank you to all participants!

Congratulations to Hong Kong’s team DAELead – winner of The Airbus Fly Your Ideas competition!

Team DAELead from The University of Hong Kong, in Hong Kong has been selected by an expert team of judges as the winners of the Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2017 global student competition. Team DAELead beat fierce competition to win the €30,000 first prize with their effective design for a Private Stowage Compartment (PSC) underneath passenger’s feet.

More information on the dedicated press release.

IAWA Connect comes to South East Asia

Airbus hosted the first South East Asian edition of the International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA) Connect initiative on 8th May in Singapore. IAWA aims to promote the advancement of women internationally via a worldwide network of professional aviation contacts (more information on IAWA). 

The event was held at the Airbus Asia Training Centre and around 70 female employees from aerospace companies in Singapore attended. 

The Caltech Challenge – building a service-station in space?

Team Explorer: LEEP Mission

What better way to find the best aerospace students in the world than to get in on the act of one of the world’s most exciting space challenges? Cue another Airbus Silicon Valley tie-up.

With incredibly impressive results from both Team Voyager and Team Explorer, the jury deliberated tirelessly to come up with a winner. Both teams displayed outstanding ingenuity while outlining practical considerations with strong risk reduction plans. But in the end, a winner had to be chosen. Because of their strong sales pitch and budget that had a 30% reserve, the jurors chose....TEAM EXPLORER as the winner of the 2017 Caltech Space Challenge!

Airbus and 17 partner universities are gathering at the Toulouse Airbus Headquarters for the 5th Annual Meeting of the Airbus Global University Partner Programme

From the 19th to 21st of April, some 100 representatives from Airbus and 17 partner universities around the world are gathering at the Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse for presentations and workshops on competencies, innovation and diversity. This 5th Annual Meeting of the Airbus Global University Partner Programme (AGUPP) is focusing on how universities and Airbus can work together to develop the high-tech talent of the future, with the skills needed to meet the rapidly changing needs of the aerospace industry.

More information about the event can be found in the related press release
More information on AGUPP can be found on this page.