In 2017, Safran was facing business-wide challenges to recruitment in the UK, with each separate business unit using differing suppliers and processes to varying levels of success. Operating in a highly competitive market, Safran needed to position itself as an employer of choice to get the best talent available. 

Safran sought a partner to optimise their talent acquisition strategy and promote their brand. 

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As specialists in the engineering and technology space, we understood Safran’s challenges and were able to develop an overarching solution to support their needs.

Our dedicated on-site talent acquisition (TA) partners operate at two UK Safran sites, working under Safran’s brand to source quality talent across all their skill requirements and build Safran’s exposure within the candidate community. Where needed, our talent acquisition partners are supported by our in-house delivery brands and an external supply chain, which was built in partnership with Safran, retaining access to some of the suppliers they have worked with previously.

We utilise an existing Applicant Tracking System (ATS) platform which is a Safran tool, and are helping drive improvements to candidate communications within it off the back of our Employer Brand workstream.  We are also building niche talent pools (including alumni tracking and implementation of a referral scheme) within the system, all adding to Safran’s long term ability to recruit hard to find candidates.



Our solution goes above meeting Safran’s hiring needs. Our site-specific, Safran-branded approach has enabled us to cater for the unique differences between Safran’s UK business units, whilst providing consistent processes and candidate experiences across their business.


  • Successful 1st generation talent partner solution covering all permanent recruitment across two geographical locations and four business units in the UK
  • Additional services include support with graduate & apprenticeship schemes, EVP consultancy, diversity consultancy and training to the hiring community on interview best practice


As their strategic talent partner in the UK, we’ve also enhanced Safran’s graduate scheme with automated screening processes, provided employer branding consultancy and conducted international talent sourcing campaigns to find candidates in a severely skill-short industry. 

Lee Hanna



Lee Hanna is the Client Solutions Director that manages our relationship with Safran.

Contact Lee below to find out more about how Gattaca can help your business.

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