Work placement are extremely important in the « health engineering » curriculum since they are closely linked to the future jobs. The work placements done during the degree help students choose their future direction by testing fields that coud be of interest to them. They are also often an opportunity to do a work placement abroad to improve a foreign language skills. The longer work placements done during the master and the one done in M2 in particular, quite often lead to jobs: the M2 work placement is sometimes a real “trial period” in the company. This is particularly obvious in the case of apprenticeship training.
See also “apprenticeship”
THE PROFESSIONAL WORK PLACEMENTS AT THE HEALTH IUP
The work placements are governed by contacts and are subjected to reports written by the trainee. Each year of study ends with a work placement:
L2: Work experience of 6 weeks minimum (June –July– August), compulsory, but not validating ECTS.
- L3: Compulsory work placement of 2 months minimum (June – July – August) validating 2.5 ECTS.
- M1: End of year work placement of 5 months from beginning of April until the end of August – validating 10 ECTS.
M2: End of studies work placement of 6 months from beginning of April to the end of September – end of studies professional placement making up the 2nd semester of the M2 and validating 30 ECTS.
******The 5 month work placements in M1 and the 6 month work placements in M2 are very important for the students, since they take place at the end of the training. At this stage, they must really be capable of putting into practice what they have learned during their training. These work placements often lead to apprenticeship contracts (M1 work placements) or to employment (M2 work placements).
The work placements can be done in France and abroad. An important placement file that’s updated yearly is made available to students who can also find opportunities by themselves.