The 6 reasons to join the aeronautics sector

Aeronautics is hiring. The sector offers a wide range of jobs with opportunities to work internationally. It also allows for varied careers and is very stable.

Aeronautics is a blessed sector of the gods. He has many reasons to apply, to progress and to spend a large part of his career there. Here are the 6 reasons to work on it.

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1/ The sector hires

“Aeronautics is a sector that continues to recruit,” says Thierry Baril, General Manager of Human Resources for Airbus Group and Airbus. Within our company, we are currently in the process of stabilizing our workforce, but we are still planning to hire more than 1,000 employees in France, for example, in 2016.”

2/ It offers a variety of opportunities

According to its HR Director David Tournadre, the Thales group “offers a wide range of opportunities, with 2,000 permanent contracts, 1,800 work placements, 2,000 internships and another 100 VIEs to be recruited in France by 2016. All this in a growing environment. Ideal for starting your career, isn’t it?”

3/ It will grow for at least 10 years

The sector, according to all forecasts, will continue to grow for the next 20 years with a 5-fold increase in passenger numbers by 2035. The sector should therefore continue to recruit, which the Gifas (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales, a grouping of 366 companies) estimates at 10,000 during the year for 2016. “It is an ultra-strategic sector for France and Europe,” continues Romain Doutre, senior manager of the engineering and supply chain/buying division for Robert Walters. There is no way for the authorities to see this sector wither. Nor can it collapse overnight. Today’s orders will be delivered in 5 to 10 years. This results in a permanent and secure situation for employees.

4/ It is a sector of passion….

“It is also a sector of passion, an activity that makes people dream while being within everyone’s reach,” adds Laurent Couppechoux, head of communication and marketing at the CFA for air transport professions, training graduates from the CAP to the BTS level. The ambition of aeronautics is to transport more and more passengers in aircraft that are less and less noisy and less and less polluting. Employees will therefore participate in technological changes and ecological challenges with the arrival of electric motors and solar panels... And the most passionate of them even collect miniature planes!

5/ … With many professions in tension

The sector is very attractive and has difficulty hiring certain specialists. Employers have difficulty finding maintenance technicians, assemblers, assemblers and surface treatment specialists. Everyone has their place. But, “to take the lead, I would advise starting with production,” says Laetitia Missillier, a recruitment consultant specializing in engineering and industry for the recruitment firm Hays. Then, to integrate management as team leader, production manager, operations manager and then site manager.

6/ The sector pays correctly

At the beginning of their careers, aeronautical workers are paid around 22,000 to 24,000 euros gross per year. The Bac +2 will be remunerated at around 26,000 euros gross per year. “While engineers will receive, still as young graduates, between 2,000 and 2,500 euros net per month (from 29,000 to 36,000 euros gross per year) and they can end their careers with 6,000 to 8,000 euros net per month (85,000 to 115,000 euros gross per year),” explains Philippe Tichadelle-Jué, president of the Enac Engineering School Alumni Association (Enac-Alumni).