Designed to train engineers to serve as an efficient interface between design offices and production lines, the Apprenticeship Program in Industrial Engineering for Aeronautics and Space has received nearly 500 applications. 90 applicants were invited for the oral exams and, in the end, 30 apprentices were admitted.
This new program gives companies an opportunity to diversify their engineering profiles.
More than half of the students are on work-study contracts in the Occitanie Region (53% in Toulouse) and more than half of them are on missions in the aeronautics and space sector. But this program is also a springboard to other industries looking for similar skills – 36% of the students have found work-study arrangements at Siemens, Air Liquide, PSA, Schneider Electric, etc.
“The thing that interested us in the apprenticeship contract with ISAE-SUPAERO, was that we could quickly ramp up the student’s skills to handle our problems and equipment. That enables us to find young people with special high-level technical abilities,” explained Véronique Jaubert, Campus Attractiveness Manager at Naval Group.
“Our start-up, Anywaves, wanted to work with ISAE-SUPAERO under an apprenticeship contract to provide support for a student taking their first steps in their professional life. The synergies between the business world and the academic world are precious and collaboration on shared research topics are encouraged this way.” Mélanie Francisco, Director of Operations at ANYWAVES (design and production of reliable, high-performance antennas for satellite constellations).
“From a societal point of view, this apprenticeship contract was a long-term commitment to train a future manager. It is a general interest mission. From a technical point of view, it is a way for us to forge links between our expertise and the knowledge acquired at ISAE-SUPAERO. And in the medium term, we can reinforce our embedded system design team.” Dr. Antoine Cagniant, Project Manager at CEA.