Airbus SE is one of the world's largest aircraft manufacturing companies, formed in the late 1960s through the merger of several European aircraft manufacturers. It produces passenger, cargo and military transport aircraft under the Airbus brand.
Although the company is considered a "European" aircraft manufacturer, legally it is a French legal entity headquartered in Blagnac (a suburb of Toulouse, France). In 2001, it was united under French law into a joint stock company or "S.A.S." (Société par Actions Simplifiée).
Airbus Group (called EADS until 2014) is Airbus' sole shareholder. Until October 2006, the British BAE Systems owned 20% of the shares; this stake was bought by EADS for €2.75 billion.
Guillaume Faury was appointed Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in April 2019 and leads the Company’s Executive Committee.
One of the first stages of the recruitment process is filling in the application form on Airbus Careers website.
The applicant is required to provide information about work experience, education, skills and other necessary details.
There may be questions both about job preferences (e.g. desired type of employment, country and city of residence) and more personal questions (e.g. race and ethnicity, religion, disability)
Successful candidates are invited for a 15-20 min. phone call.
Soft skills are usually assessed during this call by the Airbus recruiter.
In some cases, Airbus hiring manager may invite you for a video interview (most commonly conducted with HireVue.) For software engineering positions, candidates may be asked to complete a coding challenge (problems on algorithms + take-home challenges.)
The next stage of the Airbus recruitment process is an online assessment. The candidate will be sent an email invitation to complete Airbus tests.
Airbus uses different types of recruitment tests to assess candidates and their suitability for the position they are applying for.
Candidates are most often asked to complete the following tests:
Numerical reasoning tests are standardised psychometric assessment tools that help Airbus determine a candidate's ability to work with numbers and graphs, make good decisions and draw conclusions based on numerical or statistical data. The tests simulate the work environment and goals of a prospective employee. Try our Free sample Numerical reasoning test.
Verbal reasoning tests allow Airbus to determine a candidate's ability to perceive and analyse verbal information and to draw conclusions. Free sample Verbal tests are available to practice here and here.
Logical (inc. Diagrammatic and Inductive ) reasoning tests are designed to assess the candidate's ability to work with abstract information. Airbus Logical assessment may consist of special diagrams, geometric shapes and other lined-up images, where a candidate has to continue the row in a logically correct way. Here you can practice a Free sample Logical test, a Free sample Diagrammatic test, and a Free sample Inductive test.
Situational judgement tests consist of short simulated scenarios that define a working style and assess specific tasks in a working environment. Airbus Situational tests are used to assess applicants' competencies, communication skills, motivation, and preferred styles of problem-solving. Try our Free sample Situational judgement test before taking the real one.
Successful candidates are invited to visit the nearest Airbus headquarters or office.
Candidates will have a chance to personally meet the hiring manager, team leaders and seniors during the assessment day.
Airbus may organise a group exercise with candidates as part of the hiring procedure.
The final stage of the recruitment process.
The candidate will have a chance to meet the hiring manager, department director and/or division lead.
Normally, there is no assessment at this stage.
Candidates are mostly expected to demonstrate soft skills and a desire to join Airbus.
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