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Many professions and levels of qualification

At Arkema, we encourage work-study training across all the company's professions and at all levels of qualification (advanced technician certificate, university technology degree, vocational school diploma, engineering degree, etc.). We have forged very close ties with a number of partner training centers to accommodate your career plan.

At Arkema, all work-study apprentices:

  • are given a clearly-defined and detailed assignment;
  • are mentored by an experienced tutor;
  • have a work schedule that fits in with their training timetable.

464 work-study contracts

signed in 2023 at Arkema.


"I alternate my university studies with my work at Arkema, a rewarding combination in which I can put my knowledge into practice. I've been given a variety of assignments, which have enabled me to explore the supply chain specialist profession in depth. The autonomy granted to me and the versatility required by this position are both stimulating and rewarding. That's why I'd like to sincerely thank my manager and all my colleagues for integrating me so well and giving me such a sense of responsibility within the projects. The delegation I received pushed me out of my comfort zone and encouraged me to take initiative and collaborate effectively with various departments.

I was also impressed by the team spirit and management style based on simplicity and empowerment. These values have indeed contributed to creating a pleasant working environment. I'm really delighted with the rich experience I've gained through my work-study placement at Arkema. I couldn't have imagined a better introduction to the professional world."

Léa, Supply Chain specialist on work-study program.

When Jimmy Ruel joined Arkema on a work-study program, he never imagined he'd one day be managing a team. "I started in 2012, with a vocational baccalaureate in Industrial Equipment Maintenance (MEI), in a workshop with ten mechanics," he explains. I spent two weeks at school and two weeks at the company. It was a good rhythm, which allowed us to really put into practice what we were learning in class." 

When he graduated in 2015, he was hired on a permanent basis as an industrial mechanic. After four years, he progressed to a position as works supervisor in operational maintenance. "It was a first career move, which allowed me to get out of my comfort zone a bit! In 2020, I became operational support manager.

Why choosing Arkema?

Joining Arkema therefore means joining a global, innovative and responsible group.


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