Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
France, Germany, Romania, Netherlands, the U.K., the U.S., Australia, Asia, India and Africa
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery

11,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
4 July 2022
Employment effect (start)
4 July 2022
Foreseen end date
31 December 2022


French high-tech group, Thales, has announced a large recruitment of around 11,000 employees woldwide. Thales is a key player in aerospace, defence and security, and digital identity and security. 4,000 people will be recruited in France (Thales2022 - FR); other hires will be in the U.K. (650), Germany (about 430), Romania (500), the Netherlands (260), as well as in Asia (630), in Australia (300), in India (600), in the Middle East and Africa (240), and in North (700) and South America (160). New employees will be on permanent contracts, but the group will also recruit young people on internship or apprenticeship contracts. Thales is looking for software engineers, systems engineers, experts in digital technologies- including cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and big data- and project managers. 

The group has 81,000 employees in 68 countries.

A former announcement of recruitment worldwide was recorded in the ERM database in 2018, with 5,000 jobs created (Thales-2018-WO).



Eurofound (2022), Thales, Business expansion in World, factsheet number 107087, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/107087.