Airbus India has launched an ambitious
programme for women professionals who want to return to corporate careers after
a sabbatical or maternity leave.
was launched on March 8, the International Women’s Day, as part of Airbus
India’s efforts to ensure that women can make a smooth return to professional
life through structured mentoring, up-skilling and onboarding.
India will organise mentorship programmes and fund returnship and training
workshops to bridge the skill gap of selected candidates. The company will
organise job fairs to increase awareness about the returnee programme.
believes in creating equal opportunities for all. Progress has been made in
this direction but we will do more. Today, we are hiring more women in leadership
roles and will continue until the exception becomes the norm,” said Anand
Stanley, president and managing director, Airbus India and South Asia.
will support Airbus India in meeting its requirement for talent as well as
increase diversity and inclusion at the workplace, contributing to long-term
business success. Selected returnees will join the organisation at grades and
levels that are commensurate with their talent and expertise.
not be returnee internships but full-fledged employment opportunities that we
will offer to women returners,” said Suraj Chettri, head of human resources at
Airbus India & South Asia. “There is a pool of highly skilled women who
want to return to work after a break. Through ‘Fly Again’ we are working
towards hiring and retaining diverse talent.”