Apprenticeship for businesses

How to recruit our students: a guide for businesses

Training for careers in packaging via industrial placements (Apprenticeship or Professional training contract) is the ideal way to smooth the path into the world of work.

Industrial placements give you the opportunity to train a young person in your working methods and your business culture.

Delivered by ESEPAC in the Haute-Loire, this is a high-level (licence, or bachelor’s degree, at level II and master’s at level I) qualification which focuses on the world of industry. Above all, businesses benefit from a committed employee who spends 60% of his of her time working for the company.

Setting up an industrial placement

  • Contact Esepac for advice and assistance
  • Provide a description of the post for the placement student (contact Remember to describe the role in a way that will attract a young person.
  • Evaluate suitable candidates using the compendium of CVs sent by Esepac, reply to direct applications from students (Esepac can carry out a pre-selection).
  • Carry out the assessment interviews (generally 2, one by telephone or video conference, plus one in person). Finalise your impression with that of Esepac (D.Beraud, 04 71 02 01 39)
  • Sign the industrial placement contract (Apprenticeship or Professional training contract)
  • Request financial aid

List of placement candidates

Our compendium of Bachelor’s and Master’s students can be consulted here.  (Please contact us to obtain your password)

What assistance is available?

Under 11 employees 11 to 250 employees More than 250 employees
Apprenticeship bonus for SMEs 1000 € / year
Aid for recruitment additional apprentice 1000 € per year of training for 1st recruitment or additional apprentice
Exemption from supplementary charges Partial or total exemption from certain legal minimum and/or locally negotiated employer and employee contributions
Tax credit
Aid from AGEFIPH

Calculate your aid:  (site in French only)

Advantages of industrial placements:

  • The guarantee of a high level of training which blends conventional learning with practical pp application in business.  The placement student is recruited on a fixed-term contract by his or her host company, and seconded by them to the school for theoretical training.
  • An economic investment: apprentices are paid at 41% to 63% of the minimum wage, plus companies benefit from partial (or total, in the case of businesses with fewer than 11 employees) exemption from employer contributions on the apprentice’s salary.  There is also the possibility of deducting training costs if associated with the apprenticeship tax.
  • Added value for the business: at the end of the placement, the business benefits from a young person imbued with the company culture and who is immediately productive.
  • Esepac provides businesses with a compendium of candidates (CV library) which contains a standardised CV for each candidate.
  • Esepac carries out assessment interviews for candidates for placements and provides businesses with the results and comments.

The musts:

  • Sign a fixed-term Apprenticeship or Professional training contract: 1 year for licence / bachelor’s degree, or 2 years for master’s (contracts may be cumulative).
  • The business contributes to the annual training costs of ESEPAC via the Apprenticeship Tax in accordance with the provisions of article L6241-4 of the Code du Travail employment law, paying a financial contribution (Quota or ex-Quota if required). The financial contribution is paid to the CFA FORMASUP’ “for the benefit of UFA ESEPAC.”

As a reminder, the apprentice must be included in company staff numbers as of 31st December for the company to justify the quota payment.

The placement calendar:

Long cycles (6 or 7 consecutive weeks) and periods of 3 or 6 months continuous placement enable companies to entrust significant projects to placement students.