Companies in France are still hiring: Now's the time to start an apprenticeship
Thanks to government grants of €5-8k per apprentice, companies are still looking to hire apprentices. What's more, after starting a path you'll have 6 months to find an employer, and OpenClassrooms will help you with your search.
The grants are only valid up until the 31st March 2021. Don't delay, apply today!
- Video courses and real-life projects accessible 24/7
- 100% online: work where you want, when you want and start anytime
- Weekly personal coaching sessions with a mentor who's an expert in your field
- French diplomas ranging from Associate's- to Master's-level
- Free of charge if you are less than 30 years old and/or a jobseeker in France
How does it work?
Your path is personalized, you can start when you want. Here are your next steps:
Apply nowApply for an apprenticeship by completing the apprenticeship request form. We'll validate your project with you.
Find a company with the help of a coachWe help you find a company willing to hire you as an apprentice in the career path you've chosen. A career-coach works with you every week providing help and guidance in your hunt for apprenticeship.
Learn online, acquire real work experienceEarn money from day one by working for a real company. Learn valuable skills by building hands-on projects and kickstart your new career.
Earn your diplomaBoost your career with a professional skills-based diploma and significant work experience.
Who can apply?
Will OpenClassrooms help me find my job placement?
While OpenClassrooms will assist you with finding an apprenticeship using a career-placement coach, finding an employer to sponsor your apprenticeship is your responsibility.
When can I expect an answer regarding my application?
Our admission team answers to all applications within 7 business days on average.
Where does the training take place?
Your training is 100% online and you can learn from the comfort of your home! You will benefit from a remote, individual mentor session each week. On top of this, you will spend time on-site working for your employer.
What are the pre-requisites?
How much does it cost?
You don't have to pay anything.
How long does it last?
The duration of the apprenticeship varies from 12 to 36 months.
How much is my compensation?
You're paid from the first day of your contract with an apprentice wage. In the case of an apprenticeship contract, you'll benefit from a salary that's linked to your age. The minimum salary corresponds with something called the Smic or SMC (the minimum wage) for those over 21 years of age your salary will go up with every year you take part in the program. In the case of a professional contract, the compensation is dependant on your initial level of training and your age.
Is my diploma recognised?
OpenClassrooms is an online training educational institution recognised by l'Académie de Paris. It issues its own diplomas and also partners with prestigious academic institutions. At the end of your training and with the validation of the diploma by a jury, you'll be able to receive a diploma registered with the "Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles" or the RNCP. The level of your diploma depends on the path you've decided to follow. It could go to level 6 (Bac +3) or 7 (Bac +5) on the European qualifications framework.
How long does it take until I start my apprenticeship?
To start your training as an apprentice, you'll first have to find a company to take you and in general it takes around 2 months. One of our coaches, who works in the milieu, will help secure a contract by using all the tools he or she has available to them.
How many hours a day do I have to study?
To organise your apprenticeship and your training, you'll have to follow a personalised calendar that's been agreed upon by OpenClassrooms and your employer. The amount of time spent in either training or working is seven hours except in special cases.
I'm not French, am I still eligible for an apprenticeship? And under what conditions?
Every person who has the right to work in France is eligible for an apprenticeship. If you're a European citizen you'll have the possibility to take part in an apprenticeship program. You'll only need an ID. If you're not a European citizen: you can still get an apprenticeship contract but you'll have to prove that you've done a year of studying in France. You'll also have to obtain a permanent resident card which says you're a student.
What happens if I don't finish the path and don't get my diploma before the end of my apprenticeship contract?
Our team will follow you throughout your training period. If you haven't finished the training in the time allotted, you may be forced to personally finance the path until you've received your diploma.