The Aerospace & Defence ecosystem covers:
- Aircraft production
- Space manufacturing and services
- Defence products and technologies
Find out more about the LSP(s) in this ecosystem and their commitments below:
The Aerospace and Defence sector has been affected by the COVID crisis and faces challenges related to digital and green transition such as focusing on sustainable aviation and achieving a carbon-neutral status in the next years. The sector must boost its competitiveness and set up attractive upskilling and reskilling solutions to attract young talent, particularly, women into the sector.
Size of the labour market
The aerospace and Defence ecosystem has around 600.000 employees in the EU.
Commitments made under the Pact for Skills
The Partnership, composed of industry representatives, associations, regional clusters, social partners and education and VET providers, is providing concrete solutions for skills forecasting, upskilling and reskilling programmes, and talent engagement and development for around 200,000 employees in the industry by 2026. Through skills forecasting, it supports collective anticipation of the skills gaps Europe will face, taking into account industry skills needs and demographic skills forecasts for the next five to ten years. It aims to upgrade upskilling and reskilling programmes to make them more attractive by better engaging and developing talent and improving the retention of skilled individuals.