Altran's workforce in Spain set to grow by 1,800 this year30 July 2018
One thousand new employees already joined in the first half of the year, above expectations
The French R&D engineering and services company Altran is continuing its growth in Spain, where it has work centers in Madrid, Alava, Guipuzcoa, Navarre, La Coruña, Barcelona, Seville and Cadiz. Currently the company has 3,900 employees in the country. Nearly one thousand of them joined the company in the first half of this year, and a further 800 will do so through December.
These figures exceed Altran's own forecasts and consolidate its position as a significant generator of highly qualified jobs in the nine sectors where it offers its services: automotive, aeronautics, space, railroad, energy, industry, life sciences, telecommunications and financial services.
The type of employee the company needs most at present are experts in various branches of engineering, technology and digital services, basically in software. As Alicia Sánchez, human resources manager at Altran Spain, explains, age is no barrier: "There is generational diversity in Altran: 20% of our workforce consists of people who are more than 45 years old."
Program of grants
As well as creating jobs, Altran has concluded a number of partnership agreements with universities and business schools in Spain, as well as a program of grants. It also participates in employment forums where it contributes to the development of employment and qualified training.
According to the annual Universum Most Attractive Employers study, the French multinational is one of the most attractive places to work in Spain, where it is considered a leader in innovation. It also appears on the Top Employer ranking due to its good practices in nine human resources areas: talent strategy, planning of staffing, onboarding, learning and development, performance management, leadership development, career and succession management, compensation and benefits, and company culture.