How to find a placement?
If you choose the sandwich route, our Placement Office will help you find your placement.
At the same time, see if you can find some placements yourself.
The first thing to do is draw up a long list of companies that you want to work for, you might have found these at careers fairs, on-line.
Check to see whether these companies offer placements through their websites. If not, there’s no harm in giving them a call and asking if they might be potentially interested in taking you on. Send them your CV and a covering letter, expressing why you want to work for their company in particular and what you can offer them.
You might also want to utilise any connections you may have, i.e. family, friends, acquaintances or previous companies that you’ve done work for. Let everyone know that you’re looking for a placement.
A word of warning though, before you start searching on your own: if you’re doing a sandwich placement year, you might have to check with ESAM Design that the placement you’ve found is suitable and complies with the course requirements.
How to get about it?
The employer, the student and ESAM design must send 5 copies of the sandwich-course contract (CERFA n° 12434*01) to an organisation known as the OPCA five days maximum after the beginning of the contract.
How much are trainees paid?
- Remuneration is, at the very least, equal to a percentage of the minimum wage and varies according to age:
Between 21 and 26, 80% of the minimum wage
Over 26, 100% of the minimum wage
- Training costs paid for by the OPCA of the company (professional training financing organisation)