In a statement sent to the Lusa agency, Airbus Global Business Services (GBS) recalled that after having started its operations in Lisbon in 2021, with the hiring of about 200 people in six months, a number that currently stands at more than 350, it reinforces "the investment it is making in Portugal" by opening an office in Coimbra in the first quarter of 2023 "to be closer to the potential talent to be hired".

"Coimbra stood out as the most relevant city for the implementation of this new project due to its strategic location, transport options and available infrastructures, as well as the presence of polytechnic higher education institutions and universities chosen by thousands of students to develop their training in various areas," the European aerospace company stressed.

According to the press release, the recruitment campaign "starts in a few weeks" and Airbus GBS seeks to hire in Coimbra "employees in the areas of Accounting, Procurement, IT Systems, Human Resources and Travel & Expenses".

In the statement, Airbus GBS also said it has an international Airbus talent development platform in Europe, located in Lisbon, which has more than 350 employees "working in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Procurement, IT, Engineering, Communication, Customer Service, Legal and Compliance."

"It is one of the most diverse companies in Portugal, with a team that represents 30 nationalities, has gender parity and an average age of 33," it added.

The note also added that the company "offers an attractive salary package and a full range of benefits for the professional and personal well-being of its employees, including health insurance, 'success sharing' practices and telecommuting equipment.

"To facilitate work-life balance, Airbus offers a flexible working policy and also provides opportunities for mobility and international development," he stressed.

In Portugal, in addition to the GBS 'hub' in Lisbon, the European group has the recently opened Airbus Atlantic Portugal in Santo Tirso, in the Porto district, which produces parts, fuselage sections and other equipment for various models of commercial aircraft and helicopters.

"Over the past three years, Airbus has been expanding its cooperation with Portugal, identifying new areas of work to be developed. The strong development of activities in the country has allowed Airbus to increase its overall investment in Portugal by 16% in the last four years," the statement read.