The district of Roissy Pays de France has signed an agreement with Air France to give local residents better access to employment at Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport.
Roissy Pays de France and Air France have agreed to implement a program of activities aimed at providing residents and employment agencies with clear information on local job opportunities with Air France and other airport-based companies.
Air France’s commitment within the scope of the agreement includes providing local people with access to films, digital content, job descriptions and documents showcasing professions in aviation. This component will be managed by AirEmploi, a non-profit body created at Air France’s initiative that regularly appears in local junior and high schools to present job opportunities at the airport and in the aviation industry.
The agreement also means that there will be increased cooperation between Roissy Pays de France and Air France in employment and training, notably with regard to apprenticeships with the AFMAé apprentice training center for careers in aviation, which has welcomed 700 apprentices at the Bonneuil training center in France since September 2019.
Roissy Pays de France and Air France will continue their support for not-for-profit Jeremy, founded by the airline 20 years ago to help young unemployed people from the Roissy and Orly areas. Jeremy selects and trains job seekers lacking formal qualifications in partnership with local operators, public employment financing bodies and employers based at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. The development of the Air France and Roissy Pays de France area partnership will enable a greater number of job seekers to benefit from Jeremy’s support in finding employment in the aviation sector (with a permanent or fixed-term contract, or work/study contract).
“The area partnership illustrates Air France’s ambition to increasingly contribute to the economic development of regions where the company is present, and notably in the Greater Roissy area – by legitimizing these actions, our group is reasserting its role as local partner supporting job creation projects and entrepreneurial initiatives,” said Anne-Sophie Le Lay, secretary-general of Air France and the Air France-KLM group.
“The relocation of the Apprentice Training Centre for careers in aviation to the Roissy Pays de France area in September 2019 reflects our commitment to employment. In Bonneuil, France, every year, hundreds of apprentices will train for jobs at the airport and in the aviation sector before subsequently joining Air France, the leading private employer in the Paris region, and other companies based at the airport,” she added.
As part of its long-standing commitment to promoting careers guidance, employment and training in the Greater Roissy area, in 2020 Air France will welcome more than 1,300 new work/study trainees. With 40,000 staff in the Paris region, including 32,000 at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, the Air France-KLM Group is the leading private employer in the region.