Airbus, the renowned international aerospace firm, has unveiled plans to bolster its workforce in India, with a target of hiring an additional 2,000 engineers in the coming years. This strategic move aims to increase the company’s total headcount in India to an impressive 5,000 employees. Airbus has solidified this commitment through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya (GSV) in Vadodara, wherein a specialized engineering program tailored for the aerospace sector will be established.
The partnership with Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya is poised to cultivate a robust pool of highly trained professionals, primed to meet the burgeoning demands within the thriving aerospace industry. Airbus views India not only as a significant market but also as a crucial hub for talent. The company places paramount importance on nurturing the aerospace ecosystem in India and recognizes the pivotal role of investing in human capital development. Currently, Airbus boasts over 3,000 engineers within its design and digital centres, and by the year 2025, this number is anticipated to surge past the 5,000 mark.
The MoU was formalized in the presence of Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. Airbus, a globally renowned aerospace giant, is renowned for its design, manufacturing, and marketing of commercial and military aircraft, including the iconic A320, A330, and A380 series. The company’s scope extends to the production of space-related equipment and boasts a global presence with subsidiaries and manufacturing facilities spread across various nations.