Engineering students love Safran

Safran was ranked 2nd and 5th among engineering students' preferred employers in the Trendence and Universum surveys, respectively.

These annual surveys are designed to better understand students' opinions and expectations of their future employers, identify their selection criteria, and measure the comparative attractiveness of different companies.

Safran moved up to second place in the Trendence survey, one spot higher than in 2013 (Airbus Group was 1st, EDF 3rd, and Thales 4th). The Universum ranking places Safran 5th, also one spot higher than in 2013.

These excellent rankings are the result of Safran's work on its employer brand along with external communications measures in recent years, especially on social networks. Reflecting these efforts, Safran received some 135,000 job applications in 2013 via its recruiting site, safran-talents.com. "We also maintained and even extended our presence at our target schools and partner universities through our network of ambassadors, which now includes nearly 280 Group employees who attended these schools," explains Stéphanie de La Tour du Pin, Safran Employer Brand and Recruitment Politics manager within the HR department. "Furthermore, our ambassadors participated in over 300 separate actions last year." Safran is logging strong, sustainable growth. To keep pace with this heady development, the Group has to hire more and more skilled employees. Which is why it is investing heavily to attract the top talent, and also make sure they enjoy excellent career development opportunities. Safran hired around 8,500 new employees in 2013, and expects to hire 6,000 more in 2014.