CNP Assurances attaches great importance to those on work-study programmes and interns in order to support them in every way within a quality professional programme.
Each year, the Group concludes more than 100 work-study contracts for various levels of qualification and specialisms.

The work-study programme in figures

  • Bac pro à bac +2 : 30
  • Bac +3 : 30
  • Bac +4 et bac +5 : 30

Spread over a range of disciplines, those on work-study programmes are supported by experienced tutors chosen for their commitment and knowledge.
The main fields in which we recruit include:

  • Insurance: actuarial/finance/investment and risk
  • Audit: accounting/management
  • IT - Digital and communication
  • HR: change management
  • Compliance and quality
  • Secretarial work

We announce all of our opportunities during our work-study programme campaign that takes place between April and the end of July. Go to "our offers" to ensure you don't miss anything!

Professional training contract/apprenticeship contract: what is the difference?

Simon Février, Recruitment Manager CNP Assurances enlightens us

The first difference concerns age

The apprenticeship contract is for 16-25 year olds. It is open to those up to 30 years of age, on an experimental basis, in certain regions (Brittany, Burgundy, Franche-Comté, Centre Val de Loire, Grand Est, Hauts de France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Pays de la Loire, Île de France and Occitanie). The experiment will continue until the end of 2019.

The professional training contract is also for 16-25 year olds, but, if you are a job seeker, there is no age limit (you need to be registered with Pôle Emploi [French employment service]).

Therefore, if you are over 30 years of age, only the professional training contract is possible.

The second difference concerns the duration

The apprenticeship contract lasts for one to three years. However, the professional training contract is signed for six months to one year and may only last up to two years. Therefore, these are shorter contracts overall. It should also be noted that if you wish to renew a professional training contract, it must be demonstrated that the new contract seeks to obtain a qualification higher than that prepared for during the first contract.

Another difference: salary!

For the apprenticeship contract, the apprentice's salary is exempt from social security charges, which means that the gross salary is the same as the net salary. In practical terms, those on work-study programmes will be better paid under an apprenticeship contract than a professional training contract.
However, the apprenticeship contract is more difficult to obtain as it is issued by the Chamber of Commerce, which can only grant a limited number.

The professional training contract is a standard fixed-term contract with the related social security charges.
Professional training contract or apprenticeship contract: the remuneration varies depending on your age but also on your year of study.

Common features

For both contracts, you alternate between study and working in the company. Both contracts, the apprenticeship and professional training, take the form of a fixed-term contract. In both cases, those on work-study programmes benefit from the support of a tutor.
Finally, you can prepare for all levels up to Masters, whether under an apprenticeship or professional training contract.

Advantages offered by CNP Assurances

Within CNP Assurances, the salaries of those on work-study programmes are not indexed to the minimum wage, but the collective agreement for the insurance industry, which benefits those individuals.

CNP Assurances gives those on work-study programmes the opportunity to work on interesting projects, providing practical experience which will be valuable for the rest of their career.

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