From left to right: M. El Mansori (Arts et Métiers), E. Bachelet (Safran), J. Paccard (Fondation Arts et Métiers), G. Asconchilo (UE Arts et Métiers)

Safran signed a research agreement with the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers (ENSAM, the French leading engineering school in the fields of mechanics and industrialization), at the Paris Air Show, on Friday June 21. This is the first time that ENSAM has joined forces with a private company to work on research.

This agreement was signed in the presence of Eric Bachelet, Safran Executive Vice President, Research & Technology, and Mohamed El Mansori, ENSAM Deputy Director General for Research and Innovation. Safran has selected an ENSAM student close to graduation to write a thesis at CalTech*, a US-based engineering school that has earned an outstanding reputation in the aviation sector.

Safran needs to hire 7,000 employees in 2013 and sees ENSAM as a prime recruitment channel. This agreement is an opportunity to build Safran’s exposure among engineering school students in France and around the world.

* California Institute of Technology
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