Airbus recruiting in the UK

Airbus plans to recruit over 120 people in the UK by the end of 2004 to work on the hybrid wing for the company’s new A400M military transport aircraft.

Airbus is looking is looking to recruit more than 120 people in the UK to work on the management, manufacturing, engineering and assembly of the first composite hybrid wing for its new A400M military transport aircraft, as well as the aircraft systems, at its Filton site.

‘The A400M represents a milestone for Airbus in the military aircraft market.Those involved in its production will be making a significant advance in the use of carbon composites for the primary structures of large aircraft,’ said Dick Ovens, Head of A400M Manufacturing, Airbus UK.

According to a statement, the A400M project will bring significant investment to the Southwest of England with Airbus investing about £200 million in its Filton site over the next five years.

The A400M has been designed to meet the requirements of seven European air forces that recently signed a contract for the delivery of 180 aircraft. Wing assembly will begin at Filton in 2005, with the first flight expected in 2008 and deliveries to the contracted air forces commencing in 2009.

‘We are looking for engineers educated to degree/HND/HNC level who have a minimum of 3 years experience in either manufacturing engineering, planning and logistics or project management,’ said Alan Camwell, HR Manager for Filton Manufacturing at Airbus.

Airbus will be exhibiting at The National Engineering Recruitment Exhibition on 28th and 29th November 2003 at the NEC, Birmingham.