EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Naval Group

Naval Group

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Manche; Basse-Normandie; Bassin Parisien
Location of affected unit(s): Cherbourg-Octeville


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.11 - Building of ships and floating structures
Number Employed: 3000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-03-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2020
Planned Job Creation: 400

Additional Information

The ship building group Naval Group has announced the recruitment of 400 people on permanent employment contract and for its site of Cherbourg (Manche). 
At its Cherbourg site, Naval Group designs, builds and maintains in service submarines and ships for France and for international customers. Recruitment is designed to meet the growing need to develop the skills required to carry out submarine programmes. The positions offered are open-ended contracts and work-study programs lasting at least 12 months.

Naval Group employs 13,429 people on 10 sites in France. Jobs creation announcements took place in March 2019 (100 job creations) , in January 2019 (200 job creations in Brest),  in March 2018 (200 job creations), in  October 2017 (100 job creations), in February 2017 (100 job creations), in 2012 (700 job creations) and in 2011 (100 job creations) . A restructuring took place in 2011 (150 job losses).