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    Since August 1996, IFP School has been authorized to award engineering degrees as part of a work-study program. IFP School has thus become one of the first grandes écoles d'ingénieurs (French graduate engineering schools) to set up a program alternating study periods in situ and working in a company.

     Apprentices split their time between studying at IFP School and working in a company based on consecutive modules lasting several months.

    For more information about apprenticeships, read our Newsletter Issue 28 and Newsletter Issue 19.



    Apprenticeship training

    Alternating training: School / CompanyLogo CFA


    Coherence & Complementarity

    between the School and the Company

    Image apprentissage


    to be acquired
    in the School and
    in the Company

    • School: courses, projects, case studies
    • Company: on the job training, learning by doing, facing the realities
      of the professional world (technical, human, managerial)



    IFP School provides a gateway to industry. Apprenticeship programs see apprentices split their time between studying at school and working in a company, which ensures the transition from classroom to workplace.


    The company and school provide co-training by involving the industrial sphere and academics throughout programs.


    When apprentices are working in companies, training is provided through the skills learned and the guidance given by the apprenticeship supervisor and school tutor.


    For IFP School, the provision of apprenticeship programs is proof of its close ties with the industrial spheres and the natural culmination of its position as a school providing industry-based training.



     "Such substantial development not only represents a huge contribution to social diversification in grandes écoles and the democratization of selective higher education, but it also drives innovative educational methods which benefit all students. By the emphasis placed on being put in work situations, by the close ties between the training institute and companies and by the use of digital educational materials and remote training tools, apprenticeship programs embody the best educational principles of grandes écoles."

    Dominique Jamet (President CGE)  – January 2015