ESITC Paris has been offering a work-study program as part of an apprenticeship contract since 2012. This training, accessible only in the engineering cycle, is financed by the host company.







The curriculum, designed in collaboration with companies in the field, differs from the traditional apprenticeship sandwich course as it is based on a 6-week rhythm on average. The progressive 3-year programme includes a continuous period of 4 months of site management and complete immersion over several weeks in a partner university in the Netherlands during the 1st year. The topics of company management and engineering firms are covered during the 2nd year of work-study.

During the final year, apprentices follow the traditional framework with a 4 to 6-month end of studies placement in methods/price studies and a specialisation according to their host company: Building or Roads and Public Works.

To allow our student-apprentices to have a progressive and complete course, ESITC Paris has modeled and differentiated its course of a cycle by classic learning, allowing to acquire management skills, and management, as well as knowledge of the professional world and the host company. The alternation of 4 to 8 weeks of courses and 4 to 8 weeks in a company allows concrete experience of the profession with the aim of training versatile engineers, mainly intended for preparation, site management or to occupy support functions. in technical design offices.

This type of contract makes it possible to combine theoretical training and practical experience within a company. Apprenticeship contracts can be signed with any type of construction company (majors, SMEs and mid-size companies), provided that the latter can develop all the themes within their main entity or in one of its main entities. their subsidiary.

The specialization in Building or Roads and Structures depends on the choice of the student-apprentice as to the field of activity of his host company.


♦ A progressive program

The apprenticeship course covers the entire engineering cycle. The 36-month training includes 18 periods: 8 "school" periods (including one in a foreign university) and 10 "business" periods, one of which is abroad.


→ Academic teaching periods

Each year of the cycle includes two or three Teaching Units (UE) devoted to scientific and technological subjects, an UE in expression and communication, including French, English and a second language (German or Spanish), an UE devoted to the valuation of the experience lived in work-study program or in the subjects of management, accounting or law.


→ Continuous monitoring to better validate what you have learned

Each subject is the subject of one or more knowledge checks (compositions) and / or projects carried out in groups of 2 or 3 student-apprentices. Moving up to a higher class requires the student to obtain an average above the minimum required. If these minima are not validated, oral recall exams are organized in June or early September. The validation of prior learning is the responsibility of a Jury chaired by a senior executive from a company in the sector and made up of the management and teachers of the school.


♦ The periods undertaken

Within their host company, each apprentice is followed and supervised by an Apprenticeship Master as well as by a tutor-company according to the topic studied for each period. Ten in number, these study themes must be addressed by the student-apprentice.

The 3rd year includes a period in Project Management (4 and a half months continuously), in Management of subcontractors / suppliers (2 months) and a period (2 weeks) in a foreign university in the Netherlands. The 4th year is focused on Business Management (7 weeks), Work Management (6 to 10 weeks) as well as support functions in the Technical Design Office (6 to 10 weeks). In the 5th year, student apprentices join the training course under student status with two themes in Methods and Price Studies (4 to 6 months). They will have to spend a second period abroad lasting 8 weeks, which can be extended by extension up to 6 months.


♦ Educational monitoring and evaluation

During the 10 periods in the company, the student apprentice is monitored by two referents: his Apprenticeship Master and / or a company tutor (generally a main works engineer) and an educational tutor from ESITC Paris. Their roles are defined in the learning booklet. Each period is subject to validation of the skills acquired through the visit of the tutor-school on the site of his apprentice, an evaluation by the tutor-company as well as by the school with the production of a written report and an oral defense at the end of each period-company.