The Airbus Atlantic site in Montoir-de-Bretagne has recently opened its doors to job seekers looking to change careers. This rare event aims to inspire individuals, particularly for the position of assembly fitter. The aircraft manufacturer is seeking 250 people solely for this production site, but the total number rises to 700 for all three factories in Pays de la Loire.
Aerospace is looking for 25 thousand employees
Aerospace companies are looking to hire 25,000 people this year. “Things are picking up strongly, and the production ramp-ups apply to all programs. To meet the challenge and recruit the profiles we need, we offer training and qualification paths for aerospace jobs. Therefore, it is not necessary to have experience or diplomas to join us, as long as one demonstrates motivation, interest, and curiosity for our industry,” explains Stéphane Campion, the director of the Airbus Atlantic site in Montoir-de-Bretagne.
Expanding Workforce to Meet Growing Demand: Airbus A320 Assembly Line Requires 250 Additional Employees
To operate the new assembly line for the A320, an additional 250 people will be required in the coming months. Orders are surging. By 2025 or 2026, production rates are expected to reach pre-Covid levels. Hence the urgent need to hire 700 people (400 on permanent contracts and 300 on temporary contracts) in Pays de la Loire across the three factories: Nantes, Indre, and Montoir-de-Bretagne.
Assembly fitting: a promising profession
Contrary to popular belief, assembly fitting is a promising profession.
On Thursday, around thirty job seekers from the Saint-Nazaire area discovered this profession.
For half a day, they immersed themselves in this “small town” that is Airbus in Montoir-de-Bretagne. There are 3,200 employees here.
The objective is to recruit personnel and train them to become skilled workers, particularly in assembly and fitting. Everyone gets a behind-the-scenes look at the aerospace industry. “Here, we do drilling, assembly, precision machining, and fastening,” explains a worker next to an aircraft fuselage.
“It’s truly impressive and fascinating,” notes a young job seeker.
“I’ve already done welding, but on smaller parts,” a young woman adds with a sense of amusement.
“Airbus is hiring, and there is enormous potential. It’s an opportunity, and we should go for it,” another person emphasizes.
At the end of this visit, interested candidates will have the opportunity to enter into a six-month professionalization contract as temporary workers. Upon completion of their training, they will obtain a qualification certificate from the metallurgy sector as assembly fitters. Subsequently, they will be employed at the factory.