Airbus to recruit 13,000 people globally after retaining its position as the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer

Airbus is also set to invest £100 million and create over 500 jobs at its Broughton wing manufacturing plant in Wales. ©Airbus SAS Pascal Pigeyre - Master Films.

Building on a proud 100-year British aviation heritage, Airbus is part of the very fabric of the UK and has retained its position as the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer, delivering 661 commercial aircraft to 84 customers in 2022.

The aerospace giant’s 12,500-strong UK workforce is part of a global family of 130,000 employees around the world.

To support its commercial aircraft ramp-up, meet challenges in defence, space and helicopters, Airbus says it now intends to recruit a further 13,000 people globally in 2023. Around 7,000 of these will be newly created posts across the company.

The aerospace giant is also set to invest £100 million and create over 500 jobs at its Broughton wing manufacturing plant in Wales.

Thierry Baril, Chief Human Resources and Workplace Officer of Airbus said:

“In 2022 we welcomed more than 13,000 new employees within Team Airbus around the world, in a complex environment which tested our resilience and attractiveness as a global employer.

“Following the success of our recruitment last year, we will hire over 13,000 employees again in 2023. We call on talented individuals from all over the world to join us in our journey to make sustainable aerospace a reality and to help us build a better, more diverse and inclusive workplace for all our employees.”

This new recruitment drive will be worldwide, with emphasis on technical and manufacturing profiles, as well as acquisition of new skills supporting the company’s long term vision, in areas such as new energies, cyber and digital.

Over 9,000 of these posts will be in Europe, and the rest throughout our global network. A third of the total recruitment will be allocated to recent graduates.

Airbus currently employs more than 130,000 people across its businesses worldwide. Airbus was recently awarded Top Employers certification in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific by the Top Employers Institute, a global independent authority on recognising excellence in people management and HR policies.

To learn more about the broad range of opportunities available at Airbus, potential applicants can visit the Airbus website at


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