Sewan, a Paris-based company specializing in networks and cloud services for businesses, has recently begun hiring work-study students. The company now has 10 work-study students, with contracts ranging from 1 to 3 years, out of 420 employees in France. However, the company waited until 2020 to experiment with the work-study program, as it wanted to ensure it could offer proper support to the students.
The Union of National Social Security Funds (Ucanss) is also making a change by welcoming approximately 2000 apprentices in 2024. Most of these apprentices will have the opportunity to work in standard professions such as IT, accounting, customer relations, and legal, with the added benefit of working on projects that are important to all French people. Ucanss takes the integration of young people seriously, offering a good balance between private and professional life, as well as comprehensive training for the apprenticeship tutors.
At Bouygues Telecom, a telecom company, the hiring campaign for work-study students takes place from February to June. The company places a high importance on creating the right environment for their apprentices, offering an integration day with other apprentices and interns and providing several channels for support such as tutors, HR representatives and an online community. The company looks to create a spark and motivate students to feel at ease and connected with the organization.
Despite this progression towards integrating work-study students into companies’ operations more fully than ever before,