The advantages of work-study programs for a company

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Participate in the training of a future employee

Work-study programs are a great way for companies to get the most out of both worlds. They can hire a new employee and have them participate in training. This is a win-win situation for the company and the new apprentice, a student in training.

This rhythm is beneficial for companies because they can hire a student during his or her studies and model him or her to their corporate culture. At the end of the training, the learner is 100% effective and efficient, directly operational, ready to seize the professional opportunities that come his way. The work-study program is often perceived by employers as a pre-hiring period.

The pace, methods and cost of work-study programs vary from school to school and campus to campus. Do not hesitate to contact the school of your choice for more information.

Organization chart for work-study application process

The Corporate Relations Department, a team dedicated to supporting you throughout your recruitment process

The Corporate Relations Department, a consulting unit, provides you with various tools for your employer brand:

  • Qualification of your offer: what is the most appropriate training for the targeted position (specialization, level of education, types of missions to be given to the apprentice)
  • invitation to job dating and job fairs; to present your offers and your company directly to our students
  • selection of profiles from among our students: depending on your offer, the company relations department analyzes its CV database to offer you the most relevant apprentice profile according to your needs. This makes recruiting easier and faster.
  • assistance with financial information (payment of training costs, remuneration, various forms of aid)
  • support and advice for the request for the coverage of training costs from your OPCO.

Les avantages financiers de l’alternance pour l’entreprise

+ Exemption from payroll taxes up to 79% of the minimum wage

+ Reduction of employer’s social contributions up to 1.6 x the SMIC

+ Being able to influence the salary to be paid (it is possible to pay a higher salary than the legal minimum)

+ An exceptional aid of 8,000 euros paid by the State for companies with less than 250 employees and for all contracts concluded until June 30, 2022 for people under 30 years old (1 young person 1 solution).

Thanks to these exemptions and aids, the state shows its will to stimulate the employability of young people. This makes it easier for companies to recruit and deepen their ties with the schools. The youth also benefit from this program by not paying the costs of training and having a salary throughout their studies. This is a great opportunity for them to train and start their professional career.

The different types of work-study contracts

Apprenticeship contract

  • Type of employment contract: Fixed-term or permanent
  • Minimum duration : 6 months
  • Maximum duration: 36 months
  • Coverage: It is an annual fixed price, depending on the diploma code and the duration of the contract, it varies between 7500 and 10 000 euros per year depending on your collective agreement
  • Employer’s expenses: apprentice’s salary + any remaining training expenses
  • Salary: 3 indicators (age, year of contract and collective agreement of the company) which give a certain % of the SMIC =) Go to www.alternance.emploi.gouv.fr
  • Accessibility: Under 30 years old
  • Contract start date: Up to 3 months before the start of the training course (25% minimum training time in the contract) with the agreement of the OPCO
  • End of contract date: Up to 2 months after the end of the training course (in compliance with the 25% minimum training time in the contract) with the agreement of the CFA

Professionalization contract

  • Type of employment contract: Fixed-term or permanent
  • Minimumduration: 12 months
  • Maximum duration: 24 months
  • Coverage: It is hourly, depending on the time of training, between 9.15€/h and 17€/h on average
  • Costs for the employer: salary + possible remaining costs of training
  • Salary: 2 indicators (age and collective agreement of the company) give a certain % of the SMIC =) Go to www.alternance.emploi.gouv.fr
  • Accessibility: + 26 years old if registered at the job centre
  • Contract start date: Up to 1 month before the start of the training course (15% minimum training time in the contract)
  • End of contract date: Up to 1 month after the end of the training course (15% minimum training time in the contract)
Recruitment of INSEEC students during a job dating

What is the OPCO?

  • OPCO = Opérateur de Compétences
  • There are 11 in France.
  • Each company has an OPCO if it has made its mandatory payment.
  • Which OPCO is responsible? Please look up a company’s CCID or ask the accountant.
  • The company can be assisted by its OPCO training advisor.
  • The OPCO covers part (sometimes all) of the training costs.
  • Coverage depends on many parameters (type of contract, duration, sector of activity, etc.).
  • To find your OPCO, go to www.cfadock.fr

Our Corporate Relations teams are at your disposal to assist you in your reflection and recruitment process of a young inseec student.

Updated 13 July 2022