27 Sep 2023 -
 Defence

Airbus backing UK PLC with plan to create 1,100 jobs

airbus

Airbus, the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer, has announced plans to create another 1,100 jobs in the UK. The company already employs 11,500 people in the UK, and the new jobs will be spread across a range of divisions, including cyber security, software engineering, project and program management, cryogenics, manufacturing, and robotics.

The announcement comes as Airbus releases a new report that shows its economic contribution to the UK. The report, conducted by Oxford Economics, found that Airbus supports 79,000 jobs and contributes around £7 billion ($8.75 billion) to the UK GDP annually. Airbus is also a major investor in research and development in the UK, spending £277 million ($346 million) in 2022.

‘These findings clearly show Airbus is good for jobs, good for growth, and good for the UK,’ said Airbus’s UK chairman John Harrison. ‘Our deep roots in the UK supply chain and investment across the four nations create long-term regional and local growth, ensuring our impact is felt at every level.’

Airbus’s decision to create more jobs in the UK is a vote of confidence in the UK aerospace industry. The industry is a major contributor to the UK economy, and it is also a global leader in innovation. Airbus’s investment in the UK will help to ensure that the UK remains a leader in the global aerospace industry.

With more than 25 sites spread across the UK, Airbus is the largest civil aerospace company in the country. It is also the biggest civil aerospace exporter, the largest space satellite company, and the biggest supplier of large aircraft to the Royal Air Force. Additionally, it is responsible for around 50% of the UK’s civil helicopter fleet. The new jobs will be created over the next few years, and Airbus is currently recruiting for a variety of roles. The company is looking for people with a range of skills and experience, from experienced professionals to recent graduates.

Airbus’s announcement is good news for the UK economy. The new jobs will create opportunities for people across the country, and they will also help to boost the UK’s aerospace industry.

Thousands of senior engineers and procurement professionals subscribe to our LinkedIn Market Intel newsletter – get yours here

For more help with looking at supply chain options, contact Astute Electronics

Related News

28 Feb 2024 - Defence

Japan: Defence spending fuels rising economic hopes

Read more

27 Feb 2024 - Defence

US tightens screws on Russia with sweeping sanctions

Read more

09 Feb 2024 - Defence

Leonardo and Saudi Arabia signs agreement

Read more

19 Dec 2023 - Defence

AOG Technics in dawn raid, one arrest

Read more

18 Dec 2023 - Defence

National Grid ousts Nari Technology over China cybersecurity concern

Read more

13 Dec 2023 - Defence

Amphenol Stingray 7 – A crucial connection for risky missions

Read more