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30/04/2020

KEDGE has doubled the number of its apprenticeship places to support its students this time of crisis.

In order to cope with the current period of turmoil and economic uncertainty, KEDGE has implemented a large number of actions to help its students. The school has released an emergency fund of 100,000 euros for those students in serious financial difficulty and has mobilised its international Alumni community to reassure and house students in their host countries. It has also doubled the number of work-study places starting in the fall.

KEDGE has always attached great importance to training by offering students in certain generalist training courses, and in most of its specialist training courses. This means students can participate in work-study programmes as part of their studies, which promotes their entry into the professional world. The work-study programme makes it possible to combine theoretical training at school with practical training in a company to acquire recognised professional experience and to benefit from financial support.

The new law on training now allows all companies to access apprenticeships, regardless of their size or revenues. An apprentice from KEDGE's work-study programme is a high-quality resource for businesses.

“Faced with the health and economic crisis that we are currently experiencing, we are looking for the most effective means to support the development of our national partner companies, as well as all SMEs/VSEs in our territories in which a large number of our graduates are invested. Businesses that recruit KEDGE students participate in ensuring the future of these young people, and thus that of our country, which is why our school has decided to double the number of apprenticeship contracts in year 1 as part of the Grande Ecole Programme in this year,” said Christophe Mouysset, Director of Business Relations.

 

Each of our work-study programmes allows either an apprenticeship and/or a professionalisation contract. These two types of contracts have the same training objectives, but their applications have specific terms and conditions. For the next academic year, more than 180 apprenticeship places have been reserved for students in work-study programmes, as well as those enrolled in the majority of our specialised training courses. This means that nearly 2,000 work-study positions are available to students and companies.

The tuition of our work-study students is fully or partially financed by the Competence Operators (OCPO) of companies, and the rest (at least partially) is financed by the companies themselves. Therefore, doubling the number of work-study places will provide significant financial support to twice as many students and enable them to find a job more easily when they complete their training. 

"Our school has always been convinced that learning by doing is the most effective way to develop personal and professional skills. Apprenticeships are a model of excellence,” concluded Christophe Mouysset.

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