Paris Air Show organizers have redoubled the event’s emphasis on recruiting new talent to the aerospace sector. “We [the industry] need to invest a lot in young people if we are to be ready for increasing production rates in the coming years,” said SIAE chairman and CEO Emeric d’Arcimoles.
The Concorde Hall will feature an enlarged jobs and training area dominated by a specially constructed 3,000-sq-m aircraft mockup called the “Career Plane,” where young people and those looking for a career change will be able to speak to existing engineers, pilots and other aviation professionals. Inside the mockup some 100 companies and 50 different aviation jobs will be represented. “We think the dialog between young people and workers could make it attractive for them to take a job in aerospace,” said an SIAE spokesman. “We created 8,000 jobs in the French industry last year but we need 3,000 more [than that] each year.”