Do you want to give yourself the best chance of entering a particular profession ? You are a professional in reorientation and wish to focus on a field that you like by alternating training and work? It’s a pro contract that you need. But we still need to know everything that it induces.
In this article, we detail why it is interesting for you to do a professionalization contract, what are the advantages as well as the disadvantages that can be linked to it.
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A pro contract: more advantages for the employee and learner than for the employer
From a general point of view, doing a pro contract is more advantageous for the student than for the employer. Basically, it is a device set up to facilitate access to the world of work for young people and adults and sometimes, their professional reintegration.
The pro contract means that you will follow a sandwich course, i.e. you will attend theoretical classes while doing practical work in a company, to optimize your learning and make you operational as quickly as possible during the entire duration of your training.
By doing a pro contract, you are already an employee of the company in which you are doing a work-study program. They are also required to train you for the job or trade you are expected to enter. This task, especially in the beginning, is time consuming for your instructor, as you normally still have everything to learn. It’s up to you to quickly prove yourself to show your added value.
A professionalization contract: progressive integration of the company
A great advantage that the pro contract offers you as a work-study student is that it allows you togradually integrate the company. Indeed, if you show during an internship that you have great potential for a position, the instructor will want to invest in the human capital you represent and offer you a professionalization contract. Generally speaking, a work-study contract often represents a pre-hiring for the company, which will want to keep an employee who has already been trained in the company’s techniques and culture.
Apprenticeship contracts and professionalization contracts have the same training schedule: same number of hours in the company and hours in class. Often the rhythm is 3 weeks in the company and 1 week in class. This is a real opportunity for you to learn a trade and prove yourself. At INSEEC, the contract is valid for a minimum of 12 months. This is more than enough if you are highly motivated to get into the job and if you like the work.
Thus, even if you have to make intensive efforts, since the pro contract is part of a work-study program, you can be more motivated by spending more time in the company. This gives you the opportunity to become better acquainted with a possible new work environment and to learn more about the job.
As the acquisition of new skills is of great importance, it is essential to choose a good school that can meet all your expectations. INSEEC, for example, offers you a pro contract for a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 24 months.
To optimize your chances of joining the company, the school allows you to start the contract one month before the theoretical training begins. In addition, you can finish it one month after the end of the program to provide you with additional time to complete your practical training and prove yourself within the company.
Are you interested in a work-study program to enhance your resume and acquire new skills? We invite you to visit our website to learn more about registration and admission procedures. If you are looking for answers to certain questions, our site also has an FAQ section for this purpose.
The pro contract and the status of employee
Another advantage that the pro contract has to offer is that you have the status of an employee as soon as you join a company as a student. We specify that, compared to the apprenticeship contract, the pro contract allows you to receive a salary that is generally higher.
From the age of 26, you will receive a salary equivalent to at least 100% of the minimum wage. This confirms your status as an employee, even if you are still in a work-study program. The idea of the pro contract is to give you a taste of life in a company. The employer has the opportunity to evaluate your potential and you also have the chance to prove your skills and acquire new ones.Updated 2 August 2023