A new start at any age with OpenClassrooms apprenticeships
Kick off a new career thanks to our online apprenticeship programs with mentor support! These career fast tracks offer a professional qualification, a salary, and funding from host companies across France. Start any day of the year, wherever you are.
Benefits of OpenClassrooms apprenticeships
Start your apprenticeship when it suits you and set your work-study schedule with your host company.
Our teams offer you up to 6 coaching sessions to optimize your application (CV, cover letters, networking) and help you find your host company.
Monthly salary and no fees
Your host company covers your training and pays you a monthly salary, based on your specific situation. Our coaches can help you negotiate your salary.
From 16 to 99 years old
Apprenticeship contracts for everyone over 16 years of age, depending on specific admission and eligibility criteria.
Distance learning with no daily commute, so you can study wherever you want.
Acquire the key skills required in your future profession by completing concrete business projects with help from courses that you can access online 24/7.
Weekly mentoring sessions with an expert in the field as well as support from our teams throughout your apprenticeship.
Our programs offer diplomas ranging from associate's level to master's. Most of them are recognized by the French state.
How does it work?
Your path is personalized, you can start when you want. Here are your next steps:
Complete your applicationSet aside enough time to fill out the form and prepare your dossier.
Receive a reply within 2 working daysOur Admission service checks that your profile is eligible for your chosen apprenticeship program then contacts you to arrange a final interview.
Find a host company with support from OpenClassroomsFor 2 months, our teams help you find a host company (CV, cover letters, networking), prepare your interviews, and in certain cases, share your CV with our partner host companies.Already found your host company?Simply mention it in your application. We’ll contact you to validate your dossier then discuss contracts with your chosen host company.
Work in a company and study with your mentorThanks to your apprenticeship, start your new career right away. Work 3 to 4 days a week in a company, learn the profession on the job and earn a salary. At the same time, study with OpenClassrooms each week from home. With the support of your mentor and their expertise in the field, acquire in-demand skills via concrete professional projects.
Get your diploma and find a jobGet a head start in your new career with a French state-recognized diploma based on professional projects and substantial business experience. At the end of your apprenticeship, get help from our teams to transform your work-study program into paid employment and prepare you for job interviews if necessary.
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Still have questions?
What steps do I need to take to become an apprentice?
First, you’ll have to apply to our program. Once your application is accepted, you’ll need to find your host company with help from your OpenClassrooms career placement coach at no extra cost. If you’ve already found your host company, mention it on your application and our team will take care of the rest.
I’ve already found my host company. What are the next steps?
Simply mention in your application that you already have a host company. Our Admission team will contact you as soon as possible to validate your application and eligibility. Then we’ll contact your host company to discuss contracts.
Am I eligible for an apprenticeship?
To be eligible for an apprenticeship, you must have the right to work in France. There are no age limits for apprenticeships, everyone from 16 to 99 is eligible, depending on specific criteria. Find all the eligibility conditions (in French) here
Our apprenticeship contracts are open to as many people as possible. Contact us if you have any questions about your eligibility.
What are the different types of apprenticeship contracts?
How much will it cost me?
Your host company will cover all your training program fees and pay you a salary for your work.
How quickly will I receive a reply to my application?
We check that your profile is eligible for your chosen apprenticeship program and reply within 2 working days.
Are the coaching sessions compulsory before my apprenticeship program?
Coaching and apprenticeships are two separate programs. The coaching sessions help you find a host company, but you can still start an apprenticeship by looking for a host company yourself.
Here are two links (both in French) to help you find a host company:
- Our article “Les meilleures plateformes pour trouver une alternance”
- Our podcast “Trouver une alternance en temps de crise”
How long will my apprenticeship program take?
Your apprenticeship program will take between 12 and 36 months.
Can I set my work-study schedule with my host company?
Yes, your work-study schedule varies according to your apprenticeship contract, from a minimum of 3 days to a maximum of 4 days per week in a company.
You can organize these days with your host company according to their needs.
What are the eligibility conditions?
How much will I be paid?
You’ll be paid an apprenticeship salary from the first day of your contract.
For a “contrat d’apprentissage”, you’ll be paid a salary according to your age. The minimum salary corresponds to a percentage of the SMIC or SMC (minimum conventional wage for the job held) for those over 21 years of age. Your salary will go up with every new year of your contract.
For a “contrat de professionnalisation”, the salary depends on your age and your initial level of training.
Discover the salary that corresponds to your profile (in French) here
Will my diploma be recognized?
OpenClassrooms is a private online training educational institution recognized by l'Académie de Paris. It issues its own diplomas as well as those of prestigious academic institutions. At the end of your training program and once your skills have been validated by the diploma’s jury, you'll receive a diploma registered with the "Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles" (RNCP). The level of your diploma depends on the training program you've decided to follow, ranging from level 6 (bac +3) to 7 (bac +5) on the European Qualifications Framework.
Where will my training take place?
Your training will take place entirely online from the comfort of your own home, alternating with work in your host company. You’ll benefit from a one-to-one mentoring session each week.
Is it possible to work from home during my apprenticeship?
Yes, apprentices are eligible for the same teleworking rights as employees. It’ll depend on your host company’s teleworking policy.
How quickly can I start my apprenticeship?
To be able to start as an apprentice, you’ll need to find a host company. This usually takes between 1 and 2 months. To help you find one as quickly as possible, OpenClassrooms provides a career placement coach to help you secure a contract with the best tools, arguments, and resources to optimize your profile.
How many hours a day will I have to study?
A study schedule will help you to finish your training program before the end of your funding period. This schedule is based on a rate of 7 hours each day you study with OpenClassrooms.
I don’t have French nationality. Am I eligible for an apprenticeship? If so, what are the conditions?
Anyone with the right to work in France is eligible for an apprenticeship. If you’re a European citizen, newly arrived or not, you can apply for an apprenticeship. You only need to provide proof of identity, not proof of your right to work. If you’re not a European citizen, you can apply for an apprenticeship, but you’ll need to prove you’ve trained for one year in France and provide a “Student” residence permit.
What happens if I don’t finish my training program and obtain my diploma before the end of the apprenticeship contract?
Our team will help you follow your study schedule. If you don’t manage to stick to the schedule and finish your training program on time, your diploma won’t be validated. To obtain your diploma, you’ll have to pay for the rest of your training program yourself.
Can I start a training program by funding it myself and then join the apprenticeship program once I’ve found a host company?
Yes, once you’ve found your host company, you’ll have to apply for the apprenticeship program then cancel your self-paid training program once we’ve validated your application.
You’ll keep all progress you had already made on your projects.
We are here to help
Our team is available to answer your questions about our programs or your new career path, Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 7 PM Central European Time.