Thales to Hire 12,000 People Worldwide in 2023, 500 for its Engineering Centres in Bengaluru, Noida to Support its Growth Trajectory

Defence Industry

Paris / New Delhi: After a record-breaking year for recruitment in 2022, Thales plans to hire more than 12,000  new employees in 2023 to support its strong growth trajectory in its three core markets: Aerospace, Defence and Security, and Digital Identity and Security, the company said in its release on February 27.

The Group will be hiring all over the world and expects to take on 5,500 new employees in France, 550 in India, 1,050 in the United Kingdom, 600 in Australia, and 540 in the United States.

The recruitment plans follow a series of earlier achievements –  a record level of recruitment in 2022, with 11,500 new hires (50% more than in 2021) worldwide and  success in creating jobs during the COVID public health crisis, particularly by continuing hiring for the engineering centres in Bengaluru and Noida.

Thales is recruiting people in a range of job profiles for its engineering operations in India. The company is hiring in every discipline across all its business segments, and in particular for its sites in Noida and Bengaluru, Thales is recruiting people on permanent or fixed-term contracts as well as providing several internal mobility opportunities in Thales in India and across the globe.

At these sites, Thales is mainly seeking hardware engineers, software engineers, systems architects, experts in digital technologies and project managers, offering them the opportunity to help to build a safer, greener, more inclusive world.

Thales is also working to improve the gender balance in its workforce. In 2022, women accounted for 25% of new hires in India, and represented 22% of the Group’s India workforce.

In addition, laying particular emphasis on nurturing the future talent through internships, Thales in India, for example, hired 80 students as interns this month. These opportunities can be an important springboard to permanent employment for these young people: each year, about 80% of the students on work-study and internship programmes are hired in engineering roles on fixed or indefinite term contracts.

Thales, inventing the future in 68 countries

Innovation at Thales is part of building a future we can all trust. By harnessing the talents of 35,000 R&D engineers and a portfolio of 20,000 patents in specialised fields such as quantum technologies, AI, lasers, cybersecurity and more. In 2023, for the 10th year, Thales was listed as one of the world’s 100 most innovative companies, in Clarivate’s Top 100 Global Innovators™ 2023, a global benchmark for innovation.

With its broad range of businesses, and an industrial and academic footprint spanning across 68 countries, Thales offers a wealth of long-term and highly diversified career opportunities.

Thales expanded its India presence recently (22 February 2023) by opening its 1st Design Centre, which is an extension of Thales’ Engineering Competence Centre in Noida and will be a hub for innovation, research, and development in the country.

Thales worldwide: 68 countries and more than 12,000 job openings

“There is meaning in what we do at Thales, particularly in these times of upheaval and transformation. Day after day, our people around the world are driven by the same goal – harnessing human intelligence and technology to drive progress in our societies. Joining Thales is a ticket to some of technology’s great human adventures and a chance to be part of a learning organisation that places a premium on collective endeavour,” said Patrice Caine, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Thales.

“Our belief in providing employees with dynamic environments and opportunities to innovate is closely aligned with our objective of supporting the Aatmanirbhar Bharat vision of the country. Through our Engineering Competence Centres and our supply chains, we enable our employees in India to work in cross-functional and inter-geographical teams on technologies that drive the sustainable development of our societies. As we ramp up our recruitment programme for the country, we are excited to welcome new colleagues to Thales in India,” commented Ashish Saraf, VP and Country Director for India, Thales.

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