Business expansion
île de France;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.31 - Urban And Suburban Passenger Land Transport

5,300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
23 January 2024
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2024
Foreseen end date
31 December 2024


RATP, the state-owned company that manages the metro and other urban transport services in Paris and its inner suburbs, has just announced that it will be recruiting 5,300 people by 2024 - 3,700 on permanent contracts, 1,000 on work-study contracts and 600 on integration contracts - to meet the needs of its 250 business lines. RATP plans to recruit 120 drivers and 1,350 bus conductors. The two other most sought-after professions are maintenance operators, with the ambition of attracting 350 apprentices, and station agents, who will be mobilised to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games. RATP is aiming to recruit 900 station staff, including 600 between now and the Olympics.

In 2023, RATP has recruited 5,900 employees RATP-2023-FR In 2022, RATP planned to recruit 1,700 permanent contracts, but in the end it recruited 2,753 because of the operating problems encountered on the bus and metro networks. In 2019, RATP announced a campaing to recuit 200 employees (RATP-2019-FR). At the end of 2018, RATP announced a reorganisation of its support functions to cut between 1,000 and 1,100 positions by 2024 RATP-2018-FR.



Eurofound (2024), RATP, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 200711, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200711.