March 22, 2017

CNES’s climate-change credentials on show at Industry Week focused on eco-friendly solutions

As a space agency sharply focused on curbing climate change, it was only natural that CNES should be involved in the seventh national Industry Week, which this year is giving pride of place to eco-friendly solutions. With its 2,500 employees, CNES is driving initiatives and innovation and taking advantage of this operation to showcase space careers in Toulouse from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 March.

Aimed at a broad public, the national Industry Week organized in Toulouse in partnership with the Midi-Pyrenees Union of Metallurgy Crafts and Industries (UIMM) seeks to promote high-tech industries, spotlight regional firms and their know-how and innovations, showcase their skills and products and inform about the kinds of careers and jobs they can offer. The event is more specifically aimed at students and school career advisors.

As well as inspiring future vocations, the event will serve to spotlight careers in space and the many related internships and courses it offers, as CNES employees will be on hand to share their experience. CNES will be providing details of the most-sought-after courses at the agency and about employment prospects at its four centres of excellence in Paris Les Halles, in Paris Daumesnil, at the Toulouse Space Centre and at the Guiana Space Centre. Whether for Ariane, science, Earth observation, telecommunications or defence applications, CNES is constantly seeking diverse new talents to ‘invent the future of space’.

To this end, there will be two marquees, one showcasing aviation and space, augmented-reality technologies applied to payload integration and satellite testing and high-tech industry training, and another showcasing engineering schools.

Pascale Bresson       Tél.+33 (0)1 44 76 75 39
Fabienne Lissak        Tél. +33 (0)1 44 76 78 37
Secrétariat presse   Tél. +33 (0)1 44 76 76 88