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. They have also created the Lasecurecrute.fr site to organize job offers and missions throughout France.
Bouygues Telecom, a telecom company, places a high importance on creating the right environment for their apprentices. The company offers an integration day with other apprentices and interns and provides several channels for support such as tutors, HR representatives and an online community. The hiring campaign for work-study students takes place from February to June at Bouygues Telecom. Each of these companies is making efforts to integrate and support work-study students in meaningful and beneficial ways.
According to the Work-Study Observatory only 7% of apprentices believe they have benefited from an integration and training course upon their arrival while 77% of companies do not provide specific training for their tutors. However Sewan encourages their services to favor work-study programs as they believe it leads to more fruitful relationships than short internships.
Sewan also allocates resources and benefits for its work-study students including mobility across different departments and financial rewards.
Overall these companies are taking positive steps towards integrating young talent into their organizations through work-study programs while providing them with necessary training opportunities that can help them grow both personally and professionally.