Work-study training is implemented as part of specific employment contracts: the apprenticeship contract and the professionalization contract. This is a real contract between the student, the company and the training establishment based on reciprocal work commitments.
Access to work-study training for students of foreign nationality
To qualify for a work-study contract (apprenticeship or professionalisation), the student and the company must ensure that the candidate is eligible to obtain a full-time work permit when the contract is signed. We strongly advise you to consult the information available on this subject on Campus France website : https://www.campusfrance.org/en/working-student
More information about working while studying in France
- possible to start until the day before the 30th birthday
- does not require registration with Pôle Emploi
- requires temporary full-time work permit for foreign nationals outside the EU, minimum of last 12 months on French soil
- recommended for non-EU foreign students over 26 years of age.
- possible until the eve of the 26th birthday
- from the age of 26, requires registration with Pôle Emploi
- requires temporary full-time work authorisation for non-EU foreign nationals, at least the last 12 months on French soil
- strongly discouraged for non-EU foreign students over 26 years old because of work permits.
Work study programmes:
- Not possible for all training programmes
- does not require a work permit
- full financing of the training by the student
- limited to 132 effective days in company
- for first-time migrants on French soil
Why enrol in a work study programme?
- Train an employee in the company's world and its methodologies
- Benefit from the student's academic knowledge
- Evaluate the student before offering him/her recruitment at the end of the contract
- Strengthen its teams with a motivated young person
- Be supported by the School: administrative and pedagogical managers, organisation of annual meetings, etc.
- Make the most of and consolidate the lessons they have learned in the company
- Acquire recognised professional experience
- Benefit from financial support - remuneration and training costs
- To integrate the world of work
- Encourage recruitment at the end of their work-linked training contract, etc.