Opting for a work-study program
Are you independent and well organised ? Do you want to quickly start working ? A work-study program will allow you to study and work at the same time.
At Autograf, missing classes is not an option. Your timetable will take into account your mode of study!
In a work-study program, the student also gets the status of an employee. No more school holidays and a student pace. You will spend one week in school every 2 or 3 weeks and the rest of the time will be spent working for the company that hired you.
All throughout your education, you will also learn the ropes of your future trade and have the opportunity to make your way into a company and prepare your future career.
Although a work-study program shows undeniable benefits (professional experience to add to your resume, reduced tuition and payment of a salary), not everyone might be ready to enroll in such a program right from the first year on. It depends on your personality, maturity and the way you work and study. Some students might prefer starting as an undergraduate student and then continue as part of a work-study scheme.
How do you find a company to work for?
The school is here to help. With more than 38 years of experience in work-study programs, Autograf has a large network of partner companies. The work-study department will give you access to job postings and help you find a position. You should be aware however that we won't replace you during the interview, therefore, if you wish to enroll in a work-study program, you should act professionally and leave nothing to chance. We will of course support you throughout this process. As a matter of fact, Autograf offers, right from the first year of Bachelor's Degree, classes to prepare a "creative" resume and a professional portfolio. All year long, teachers will help you improve your portfolio before presenting it to a jury of professionals at the end of the year. This portfolio will be an asset during your interviews and for the rest of your career.
There are two types of work-study schemes: apprenticeships and vocational training schemes. They both have the same objective of developing your skills as an employee, combining work placement and academic training.
Autograf offers both types of work-study schemes. It's usually up to the company to decide which contract is more indicated, in agreement with the student.
Both schemes work in a similar manner:
- An employment contract is signed with the company. A salary will be paid to the student.
- A convention is signed with the designated OPCO that will cover tuition fees.
For further information on a work-study program, we recommend that you visit the work-study portal of the French Ministry of Labour.
Our work-study courses
Most of our programs are compatible with a work-study scheme. Out of the five years needed to complete a Master's Degree, four of them are compatible with a work-study program.