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Work-study at HEIP

At HEIP, first and second year MSc students have the opportunity to do some programs in alternation.

In the first year of the MSc program, students have the option of doing a sandwich program. They alternate between two weeks in the company and about one week at school.

In the second year of the MSc cycle, some programs are alternating, others are alternating with an internship. The rhythm is approximately one week in the company and one week at school. The school year consists of 11 weeks of classes.

Types of work-study contracts

Work-study programs are available from the first year of the MSc program via various types of contracts. Professionalization Contract and Apprenticeship Contract are the two possible modalities for our students depending on the year and the field in which they are registered.

Professionalization contract

  • Type of employment contract: Fixed-term or open-ended contract of a particular type allowing the beneficiary to obtain a State Diploma, a certified title or a professional qualification.
  • Duration of the contract: between 12 and 24 months.
  • Charges for the employer: salary + remaining training costs depending on the course.
  • Coverage: it is hourly, depending on the OPCO.
  • Weekly working time: is defined by the time applicable in the company and includes the time spent in training.
  • Accessibility: students aged 16 to 25 and job seekers aged 26 and over.
  • Remuneration: depending on 2 indicators: age and company’s collective agreement (between 65 and 100% of the SMIC).
  • Length of the trial period: from 2 weeks to 2 months (depending on the length and type of contract).
  • Financing of the training: the training costs are covered by the OPCO (Opérateur de Compétences) to which the company is attached. The professional branches define orientations and priorities in terms of qualification, and it is according to these priorities that the OPCOs validate the financing of training.

Apprenticeship contract

  • Type of employment contract: Fixed-term or permanent. Apprenticeship is a work-study program that combines general and professional education with the acquisition of know-how through initial experience in a company. This is a special type of employment contract that gives the apprentice the status of a young employee, providing training in the company and in the training center, with the training hours being part of the working hours.
  • Contract duration: between 6 and 36 months.
  • Charges for the employer: salary + remaining training costs depending on the course.
  • Coverage: it is a fixed annual fee, depending on the diploma code.
  • Weekly working time: is defined by the time applicable in the company and includes the time spent in training.
  • Accessibility: students under 30 years old.
  • Remuneration: according to 3 indicators: age, year of contract and the company’s collective agreement (between 43 and 100% of the SMIC).
  • Duration of the trial period: 45 days.
  • Financing of the training: the training costs are paid by the OPCO (Opérateur de Compétences) to which the company is attached on the basis of the contract cost published by France Compétences.

Examples of work-study positions

Examples of positionsExamples of missionsExamples of companies / institutions
Communication officer,
Assistant journalist,
Editor …
Writing of articles, notes, newsletters
Communication actions (campaign, project)
Social network management
Media monitoring
Animation, organization of events
Radio RVA
Eliott & Markus
Ministry of the Interior
Axa Partners SAS
Ivry City Hall
International/ESR Project Manager
Project Manager
Manager
Consultant
Writing of notes/specifications/arguments
Press and media monitoring (institutional)
Realization of various projects
Strategy development
Organization of events/seminars/trade shows
City of Paris
Action Against Hunger
The solidarity bet
UNESCO
Ministry of Ecological Transition
ENEDIS
Safety/operational risk manager
Analysis officer
International Relations Officer
Development of a strategic plan
Writing notes
Legal/thematic watch
Assessing risks, security and safety
Event organization
Ministry of the Interior
Ministry of the Armed Forces
Defense Consulting International
Crédit Agricole
Thales
MBDA
Editor
Analyst
Project Manager
International / Legal / Documentary watch
Project follow-up
Writing notes
Analysis and monitoring of security / cybersecurity strategy
Management and animation of networks and events
Ministry of the Interior
Axa
UNESCO
Air France ESC
Sales assistant
Project Manager
Consultant
Business development
Competitive intelligence
Participation in projects
Writing, speeches and newsletters, specifications and notes
Action Marketing
Strategic planning
SNCF
Total Energy
SANOFI
BPI France
BUSINESS France
Public Affairs Assistant
Project Manager
Project Manager
Administrative framework
Writing of notes, documents and newsletters
Animation of social networks
Project implementation
Influence strategy/Strategic analysis
Action of campaign of valorization
GICAN – Groupement des Industries de Construction et Activités Navales
Ministry of the Interior
Air France KLM
PARIS 2024 – Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Career Center Contacts

Mélaïd Ben Daoud

Responsible for the work-study program

06 87 37 98 12

Alix Auffray

Director of the Career Center

01 81 51 15 50

Updated 30 June 2022