Quality helicopters are built on a foundation of employee education and safety

Quality helicopters are built on a foundation of employee education and safety

Proudly Canadian, Airbus Helicopters delivers customized aircraft to customers across the country and is the centre of excellence for engineering and composite manufacturing in North America. Its commitment to quality, built upon a foundation of education and safety, has led to Airbus receiving a Top Employers designation again this year.

As the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer, Airbus employs over 4,000 people in Canada across its subsidiaries, with approximately 250 highly skilled team members based at its Fort Erie, Ont., headquarters.

Airbus supports employees who wish to continue learning throughout their careers with tuition subsidies, as well as through a variety of in-house training initiatives. The company offers online training through COAST via the Ontario Aerospace Council, and actively fosters the development of the next generation of skilled workers with paid internships, apprenticeships and formal mentoring.

“Airbus believes in allowing our employees to build their career to their skill set,” says Dwayne Charette, President, Airbus Helicopters Canada. “We also strongly believe in promoting aerospace careers to youth, and we continue to partner with local post-secondary institutions to provide learning opportunities for students, many of whom are hired on at the end of their co-op.

We encourage cross-functional training to ensure an employee is always able to work on something, regardless of project cycles.”

All employees are able to share in the fruits of their labour through profit-sharing and a share purchase plan, which creates a culture of ownership and co-operation. Employees also receive assistance with retirement planning as well as contributions to a pension plan. “We also offer a great benefits package, employee bonuses throughout the year, and a hybrid working policy,” Charette says.

Airbus prides itself on implementing employee work recognition programs and establishing environmental initiatives that ensure its goals of corporate citizenship are achieved.

The focus on employee recognition, education and safety aligns to the company’s core values of teamwork, reliability, customer focus, respect, creativity and integrity.

To start your career at Airbus, visit airbushelicopters.ca/airbus-company/careers/how-to-apply.

This article was originally published on TheSpec.com.

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