The Bachelor’s degree programme offers students the possibility of doing three years of studies under a block release arrangement so as to build an attractive professional profile:
BLOCK RELEASE OPTIONS:
Professional training contract:
This contract is signed between the student, the company and its OPCA* (*Accredited Joint Fund Collection Body). It is signed for 12 or 24 months in accordance with the training schedule and the student receives the status of employee and all the associated salary benefits. The schooling fees are paid by the company, supported by its OPCA.
Alternating study/work placement
This contract is signed between the student, the company and the school. It is signed for six months (renewable) and enables the student to retain a student status and all the associated welfare benefits. The student will receive work placement compensation and it is possible to negotiate a more attractive remuneration in accordance with the student’s profile. This formula allows students to achieve two different goals during the year, helping them to consolidate their choices of professional direction and enrich their CVs.
Temporary contracts and permanent contracts
The temporary contracts and permanent contracts alternating with study are approved, provided that they allow for a pace of alternation in accordance with the training schedules. These contracts are the responsibility of the company’s human resources department. The minimum remuneration is equal to the hourly minimum wage.
PACE OF THE BLOCK RELEASE ARRANGEMENT:
In first year and second year: 2 days at school and 3 days in a company every week.
In third year: 3 days at school every two weeks
SUPPORT IN THE SEARCH FOR A COMPANY
From the time of approved enrolment at the school, students who want to do their course under a block release arrangement will be monitored and supported in their search for a company.
1. ACCESS TO ISTEC CAREER CENTRE
Access to all the job offers from our partner companies and graduates
Students have the option to create a personalised profile and to enhance their professional career path
2. BLOCK RELEASE SYSTEM
This meeting of minds has the aim of supporting students in their search for a company.
Presentation of the block release system: ISTEC speakers – The curriculum and the pace of the block release system
The different types of contracts: Familiarise yourself with the different types of block release contracts
Search techniques: Targeting and following up your searches – Support and recommendations of the Company Relations service
How to optimise your application: Basic requirements for a CV and an effective cover letter – management of online visibility
3. CAREER WORKSHOP
The “ISTEC Network” Graduates’ Association offers future students the opportunity to participate in a Job Search Techniques workshop led by Ms. Karine Corvaia Le Crom, ISTEC Network Careers Representative.
During this workshop students have the opportunity to:
Take stock of their search for employment and the areas for improvement
Optimise their CV and cover letter
Be introduced to the different techniques of job searching and presentation
Receive recommendations from a recruiter for job interviews
4. “SPEED DATING” RECRUITMENT
Several times a year, ISTEC students have the possibility of securing their block release contract directly on the school campus by means of “speed-dating” style job interviews with partner companies. After a presentation of the job offer by the recruiter, students have a 5-minute interview to convince employers to recruit them.
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