Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Bordes, Tarnos
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery

550 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
24 April 2023
Employment effect (start)
24 April 2023
Foreseen end date
31 December 2023


The management of Safran Helicopter Engines, a subsidiary of the Safran group specialised in the manufacture and maintenance of helicopter engines, has announced the hiring of 400 employees on permanent contracts for its sites in Tarnos and Bordes in south-west France. In addition to the 400 permanent contracts, Safran Helicopter Engines offers 300 internships and 150 work-study contracts of more than 9 months. This means 550 new hires for the two sites in the South-West.

Of the total 400 new permanent jobs, 280 will be at the subsidiary's headquarters in Bordes which currently has 2,500 employees, and about 120 at the Tarnos site, which is specialised in engine maintenance and repair and currently has 1,500 employees. The recruitments concern several fields: data, engineering, support. On the total of 400 positions, the company intends to recruit around a hundred employees for production, notably milling turners. To attract talent, the HR department emphasises the investments made in terms of working conditions (well-ventilated factory, new and quieter machines, ergonomic analysis of workstations, etc.) and the level of wages (€30,000 gross per year for an entry-level machinist).

A former recruitment announcement has been recorded in the ERM database, with 300 job creations in 2021 (Safran-Helicopter-Engine-2021 - FR).



Eurofound (2023), Safran Helicopter Engines, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 108821, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/108821.