As part of a global hiring strategy to bring on more than 12,000 new employees, French multinational Thales announced on Monday that it will hire more than 500 people in India for its engineering centres in Bengaluru and Noida.
“In 2023, Thales plans to hire more than 12,000 new employees to support its strong growth trajectory in its three core markets: Aerospace, Defence and Security, and Digital Identity and Security. The Group will be hiring all over the world and expects to take on 5,500 new employees in France, 550 in India, 1,050 in the UK, 600 in Australia, and 540 in the US,” a statement issued here read.
With 11,500 new jobs, or 50% more than in 2021, the plan experienced a “record level of recruitment” in 2022, according to the statement. The firm added, “And, the success was in creating jobs during the Covid-19, particularly by continuing hiring for the engineering centres in Bengaluru and Noida.”
The company is hiring workers on fixed-term or permanent contracts for its locations in Bengaluru and Noida, as well as offering many chances for internal mobility within Thales in India and around the world. The company added: “At these sites, Thales is mainly seeking hardware engineers, software engineers, systems architects, experts in digital technologies and project managers, offering them the opportunity to help to build a safer, greener, more inclusive world.”
The company noted that it has been working to enhance the gender balance in its workforce and that in 2022, women made up 22% of the Group’s India workforce and 25% of new hires in India-.
Thales also places a strong emphasis on developing young talent through internships. For instance, 80 students have already signed up for internships in India this month. These chances may serve as crucial stepping stones for these young individuals to secure long-term employment: Over 80% of students participating in work study and internship programmes are hired each year for engineering positions on fixed or indefinite term contracts, according to the statement.
By utilising the skills of 35,000 R&D professionals and a portfolio of 20,000 patents in specialised domains including quantum technologies, AI, lasers, cybersecurity, and more, Thales stated that it was inventing the future in 68 different nations.
Thales was included in Clarivate’s Top 100 Global Innovator 2023, a global standard for innovation, for the 10th year as one of the top 100 businesses in the world. Thales provides a plethora of long-term and highly diverse career options due to its broad range of operations and an industrial and academic footprint covering 68 countries.
Thales recently (February 22) increased its footprint in India by building its first Design Center, an addition to Thales’ Engineering Competence Center in Noida and a centre for innovation, research, and development in the nation.