Are you looking for an intern, the rare pearl but you don’t know where to start? Of course, you search the net haphazardly. Yes, but the ideal thing above all is to clearly identify your offer in order to save precious time and formulate it effectively.
Of the stadium in general
Internships are now an integral part of education in France: they are considered an asset for the company in the company at the time of recruitment and as a method of learning, generating talent. This allows trainees to be exempted from the business world. Each level of training will eventually include in its curriculum a period of internship in a company: whether as part of national education training (from college to doctorate), specialized training or continuing education. Almost all the training courses value the internship period, the objective of which is the integration of a company with the new professional skills acquired.
Skills and Qualifications
Before issuing your announcement, you may have understood my post on this subject. Wanting a trainee to have a trainee is rarely a good idea because you will have to give him a mission that will affect his training. Please try to determine the skills (managerial, IT, linguistic, technical) and qualifications necessary to carry out the assignment. To do this, answer the question precisely: what skills should the trainee I recruit have? Then classify them in order of importance because you cannot ask the trainee for perfection: he is in training and this must always remain present in your mind.
Properly sieve the duration of the internship
Exceeding two months, you must pay your intern and your start-up’s cash flow may be far from being able to afford this additional expense because an intern beyond the basic salary represents a cost since you will have to provide him with certain benefits such as Ticket-restaurants, reimburse half of his transport as well as train him, which can take time. If you sometimes find the trainees of two months multipliers, know that a trainee whom you leave after two months asked you for a certain investment in not insignificant times and that it is in general at that moment that he becomes really operational. So think carefully!
Know the periods of the stages
Many stages take place in the period from April to June and therefore if you wish to use them in winter, you may have to wait. There are alternative solutions such as work-study or a professional contract which guarantees a long-term trainee who becomes an interpreter and a measure of your presence in your company. However, some schools offer trainees in a staggered way to allow them to find stages more easily and whose content is more interesting.
Thoroughly analyze the location of your business
Of course, having large and beautiful premises is good, but their remains a determining factor for the trainees. Some profiles may not be present everywhere and students may sometimes not be tempted by your company if it is located in a remote suburb that is difficult to access. Don’t be pessimistic and analyze all the schools that are part of your geographical area, you will discover their richness. Do not hesitate to leaf through the yellow parents in your city, your department or the web and you will be amazed at your discoveries.
And then know that sometimes students are forced to go to schools far from their home and they can be very happy to be able to do their internship near their home because it reduces their costs. Often in the case of the suburbs, they are motorized…
The approach: First of all, contact the internship offices of the schools
The internship offices are looking for companies for the pleasure of their pupils or students. In each office, the corporate relations officer collects internship offers, defines their nature (mission, duration, remuneration, location, etc.), and offers CVs. They identify with precision the profile of each student for the best adequacy in the recruitment: they know well the course followed by the students, their skills….
The office has a role of free information with the companies on the methods of the training course (legal framework, course of the training, status…) and helps you to carry out the formalities to welcome a trainee. In particular, it provides the employer with the stage agreement to be completed.
Most schools now have an intranet-extranet site that allows you to hire in direct contact with students.
Use the internet to find or consult the stopover offers.
The sites put companies and students in contact. Often free, they offer companies the possibility of making their requests known or of consulting the profiles of students looking for internships.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of sites that offer to insert ads:
Please note that some of these sites, although free for students, sometimes ask companies for a contribution.