Everyone’s a winner with an apprenticeship. For the company, it provides an opportunity to transmit knowledge and expertise and to adjust professional skills to their professions. While the young people learn a profession while preparing for a degree, and how to reconcile theoretical and practical training, knowledge and experience.
Specialised apprenticeship training
IMT Nord Europe offers training for engineers specialising in work-study programs:
- in plastics and composites (at the Alençon site)
- in Industrial Engineering (at the Valenciennes site)
- in civil engineering and railway systems (at the Valenciennes site)
- in IT and telecommunications
- in energy engineering (at the Dunkirk site)
The regulatory framework
Apprenticeship is governed by articles L6211-1 et seq. Of the Labour Code. It presupposes a specific fixed-term employment contract, by which the apprentice must both provide work for their employer and undertake training. The duration of the contract is 3 years for an apprentice from IMT Nord Europe. This contract provides for the apprentice having to have received training leading to an engineering degree. The employer must therefore ensure that their activities contribute to the training for which the apprenticeship contract has been drawn up. Complete immersion in the company with a long work placement should allow the apprentice to gradually work towards taking a role that corresponds to the expected professional entry level attained upon graduation. The employer plays a part in the training, in particular by negotiating the content of the work and studies undertaken in the company with the school.
The apprentice is an employee of the company and therefore benefits from all the provisions provided for in the collective agreement which applies to it. Subject to more favourable contractual provisions, the apprentice receives remuneration determined as a percentage of the minimum wage, the amount of which increases according to the progress made in the training, at the end of each year of completion of the contract.
The cost of training
Companies subject to the apprenticeship tax and which hire a student apprentice at IMT Nord Europe must, within the limit of the available quota, make an annual payment of at least the sum corresponding to the cost of the training. This cost is published annually at the Regional Prefecture. The establishments not subject to the apprenticeship tax undertake, by a training agreement, to pay the sum corresponding to the actual annual cost of the training. The payment goes through an apprenticeship tax collecting body (OCTA).