In Toulouse, Airbus High School is opening 20% more places for the next school year
Faced with the resumption of aviation activity, the Airbus vocational school in Toulouse has decided to significantly increase its workforce for the next school year. An open day will be held on March 18.
To respond to the increase in aircraft production rates and to cope with the recruitment difficulties encountered by the sector, the Airbus High School will offer 20% more places in its various sections at the beginning of the next school year. More than 170 new students will thus be welcomed next September in the heart of the Saint-Eloi establishment in Toulouse, which will have two new classrooms. In total, more than 500 students will undergo training at this vocational high school, a record for the Toulouse establishment. And despite a still very male sector, the number of high school girls continues to grow and is expected to make up 30% of the workforce. The Lycée Airbus has also received the Equality Girls/Boys label from the rectorate of the Toulouse Academy.
For Nicolas Coadou, director of the facility, “Lycée Airbus offers an exceptional platform for young women and young men wishing to pursue a career in the aeronautical sector. And the numbers are there to prove it. In 2022, nearly 95% of vocational high school students were employed by Airbus or one of its partners after completing their training. “Through theoretical and practical lessons, in the workshop or in the company, students can develop the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in this exciting and rapidly evolving field,” explains the director. Our goal is to inspire the next generation of aviation professionals and equip them with all the tools they need to be successful. »
Open doors in the morning and mandatory pre-registration
The Lycée Airbus (57 chemin du Sang de Serp in Toulouse) will open its doors on Saturday 18 March from 8am to 12.30pm, without an appointment. The opportunity for young students to find training in manual trades in the aeronautical and space sector. Information on the functioning of the school, the different trades, the school curriculum or the opportunities will be provided on site. And if you wish, you can even take a tour of the factory.
Please note that any registration at Lycée Airbus requires pre-registration. For the next school year, you need to fill out a form on the school website. Successful candidates will then undergo a motivational interview and a manual test in late March and early June.
CAP, Bac Pro, BTS: training for 15 to 30 year olds
For high school students, they are offered a Bac Pro in Aeronautics (avionics, structure or systems option), Machining or Industrial Boiler Manufacturing. Another possibility for those who already have a CAP or BAC, a CAP facility or a CAP Aeronautics option. Avionics-cabin integration within one year. For graduates of a vocational baccalaureate (Aeronautics, General Aviation, Body Repair), Airbus High School offers a one-year apprenticeship with an additional mention of technician in aircraft painting. Finally, for those who have a professional baccalaureate (Aeronautics, Boilerwork Technician, Mechanical Product Manufacturing Technician), it is possible to do an aeronautical BTS in collaboration with the Lycée St Exupéry and the Union of Metallurgy Industries and Trades (UIMM). All Bac S, STI2D or Pro holders in the industrial sector are also offered a BTS Maintenance of Production Systems in collaboration with UIMM Occitanie. You should also know that a brand new European section will be created for Bac Pro students who want to deepen their knowledge of English.
Created in 1949, the Lycée Airbus has the specificity of immersing students, from day one, in the life of the company. The classrooms and laboratories are located within the same Saint-Eloi establishment. Instruction is free and provided by a teaching staff made up of both teachers from the National School and professionals from the company.