EADS highly recognized as an employer of choice Print
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Monday, 16 April 2012 12:00


EADS confirms its top scores in France, Germany and Spain EADS ranked N° 1 by French engineering students France: Randstad award ranks Eurocopter N° 1 and Airbus N° 2 employers Germany and Spain: Randstad award ranks EADS N° 2 Paris/Munich, 13 April 2012 – EADS and its divisions Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter have once again been recognized as top employers and have won several awards acknowledging their efforts in the field of HR policies. EADS is seen as an employer of choice by the working population all over Europe. EADS, and in particular Airbus and Eurocopter, often made it to the top 3 companies for which European employees would like to work. “Facing both EADS ambitious growth plans and the increasing scarcity of qualified applicants, we attach the greatest importance to attracting young talents and highly qualified employees. Thus, we are very proud of these rankings which confirm our excellent image as top employer across Europe,” says Kerrie-Ann Stein-Goujon, EADS Employment Marketing Network Coordinator. “These awards prove we are on the right track in permanently fostering the attractiveness of EADS – which will be an important asset for our plans to recruit 5,000 new permanent employees in Europe this year.” Attracting young engineers, EADS was recently ranked N° 1 by French engineering students in both, the Trendence and the UNIVERSUM graduate surveys – two leading European employer surveys. The Universum Awards surveys 400,000 students and professionals to show what attracts graduates for their career and choice of organizations. For the 8th time in a row, EADS could confirm and even strengthen its position as the most attractive employer for engineers in France. This is an encouraging result for the company, which aims at hiring 5,000 new permanent employees in Europe this year, thereof roughly about 2,000 in each, France and Germany. EADS also attracts experienced professionals. In the Randstad awards last month, EADS and its divisions Airbus and Eurocopter have been among the top 3 in several countries: in Germany, EADS was ranked N° 2 after the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and ahead of BMW. In France, Eurocopter was ranked N° 1 and Airbus N° 2, ahead of EDF and in Spain, EADS was ranked N° 2. Randstad is an international company offering temporary staffing and HR services. The Randstad Award program is based on a research platform that gives insight into the key drivers of talent attraction within Germany and across the world. For the first time in 2009, Randstad and ICMA – a research company – expanded the already existing Randstad Award program to Germany in order to measure employer brands in the country. Already in 2011, EADS and its divisions had received awards in recognition of their status of employer of choice leading to being the N° 3 employer in Europe, according to the Universum Top 100 survey for Europe. In order to even further foster this status as one of the most preferred employers, EADS has launched the initiative “my Life at EADS” in 2011. This internal programme places the balance between professional and private life as well as employees' health and safety at the core of the company's concerns and HR policies. Four work streams that address topics of interest have been defined within the program, such as safety and health, wellbeing and stress prevention, childcare and family support as well as adaptive workplace. Those are the key drivers that define EADS’ HR policy and that make the group an attractive employer. About EADS EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2011, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 49.1 billion and employed a workforce of over 133,000.