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Updated on: 24/02/2023
By alternating periods of university classes with periods in a company, an apprenticeship allows you to study for a national degree while acquiring professional experience.
The Apprentice Training Centre (CFA) at the University of Bordeaux provides support throughout your apprenticeship programme.
Like all employees, you will receive a monthly salary for the entire duration of your contract.
The minimum salary is set as a percentage of the French minimum wage (SMIC) or as the minimum contractual salary (salaire minimum conventionnel) whichever is higher, based on your age and the training level.
Good to know:
You are entitled to:
The University of Bordeaux CFA and the PHASE department can provide support to stack the odds in your favour and help you reach your goal of completing an apprenticeship successfully.
To obtain individualised support:
Learn more about the support services available (in French)
Learn more about the adapted apprenticeship contract (in French)
To find a host company, the University of Bordeaux CFA is your preferred point of contact. The Centre will help you with your administrative procedures and placement in a company.
You can also:
Within the host company, apprentice supervisors are in contact with the CFA to monitor your progress throughout your training.
Their mission: enable you to acquire the skills corresponding to the degree being prepared by sharing their knowledge and know-how with you.
Their profile: supervisors must be of legal age and offer all the guarantees of good character. They must either hold a degree/title equivalent to the one you are studying for and have three years of experience related to the certification/skills in question, or have five years of professional experience related to the certification being studied and a minimum level of skills determined by the French government's local commission for employment and integration (Commission départementale de l'emploi et de l'insertion).
Supervisors may delegate their responsibility to a lower-ranking colleague under certain conditions.
Your academic coordinator is a member of the teaching team in the apprentice training programme.
The coordinator's mission: monitor the smooth running of the contract by liaising with the company in relation to the apprenticeship supervisor.
A coordinator manages relations with the educational team and the adviser.
Your academic adviser belongs to the educational team in the apprentice training programme.
The adviser's mission: ensure your individual supervision.
Visits to the companies along with the apprenticeship logbook also facilitate interaction between the apprentice, apprenticeship supervisor and apprenticeship coordinator.
Companies that take on apprentices can benefit from specific aid depending on their workforce.
Special aid for apprentice recruitment
Special, non-recurrent aid is paid for all recruitment contracts signed before June 2022, for diplomas up to the Master level (Bac+5).
Hospital civil service:
An apprenticeship contract is a renewable, fixed-term contract (from 6 months to 3 years), governed by the French Labour Code, the duration of which varies depending on the educational track and the degree being prepared.
The University of Bordeaux Apprentice Training Centre (CFA) will provide support throughout your apprenticeship project, starting with the search for a host organisation for your contract through to your graduation.
The CFA has 7 apprenticeship units (UA) and 1 training unit (UFA) per apprenticeship. Depending on the field of activity you are interested in, they will answer your questions and help you reach your training objectives.
Apprenticeship training: a path of excellence (in French)
Last update: 28/08/2023
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Do you plan on enrolling in a university programme as an apprentice? The University of Bordeaux CFA will be there for you on a daily basis.
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