The CFA of the University of Montpellier is attentive to the needs of companies and has established a relationship of quality and trust with professional circles, particularly through various partnerships.

 

For an employer, taking on an apprentice is a guarantee that he or she will be able to recruit quickly operational students from high quality training courses that are always in line with the needs of the economic world, for diplomas from BAC + 3 to BAC + 5.
The apprentice's salary is exempt from social security contributions up to 79% of the minimum wage.

In the private sector

The training is financed by the Skills Operator (OPCO) to which the company is attached. The OPCO pays the CFA directly for each contract at a cost that depends on the company's collective agreement.

Exceptional aid of €5,000 or €8,000 is granted for the first year of contracts signed between July 2020 and June 2022, depending on age and number of employees.

For more information, please consult the service-public website under the heading "Aides à l'embauche pour un contrat d'apprentissage".

In the non-industrial and commercial public sector

The remuneration of apprentices and social security contributions are the responsibility of the employers, and the same measures for exemption from charges as in the private sector apply. It covers the costs of training its apprentices. A financing agreement is drawn up with the CFA.

For public territorial employers, the CNFPT finances the apprentice's training up to 50% if the apprenticeship contract is signed between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021.
Funding is increased to 100%, within the framework of maximum amounts, for contracts signed from 1 January 2022, without retroactivity on contracts signed before this date.

The law "for the freedom to choose one's professional future" published on 5 September 2018 has changed the apprenticeship landscape.
The apprenticeship tax is a contribution due by any company subject to income or corporation tax, regardless of its status.

CFAs no longer collect the apprenticeship tax.
The rate of the apprenticeship tax is 0.68% of the wage bill.
The apprenticeship tax includes :

  • a fraction equal to 87% of the tax intended to finance apprenticeship (it is collected by Urssaf, which will pay it to France Compétences);
  • a fraction equal to 13% (balance) intended for expenses incurred by the employer directly with the training institutions.

For more information, you can visit the Tax Office website.

The apprenticeship contract can be concluded at the earliest three months before the start of the training, at the latest three months afterwards. There is a trial period of 45 consecutive or non-consecutive days from the first day in the company.

The private company wishing to recruit an apprentice contacts its OPCO and the CFA in order to draw up the cerfa and the training agreement that are essential for financing.

Public structures must contact the CFA. It is the DREETS that will register the contract (Cerfa FA13) after the CFA has given its approval.

The Apprentice Master

Within the company, the apprenticeship master is the person who assumes the role of tutor for the apprentice. He monitors the progress of the apprentice's training and ensures that the apprenticeship is going well.

The Apprentice Master

Within the company, the apprenticeship master is the person who assumes the role of tutor for the apprentice. He monitors the progress of the apprentice's training and ensures that the apprenticeship is going well.

In conjunction with the CFA, the apprenticeship supervisor's mission is to contribute to the acquisition by the apprentice in the company of skills corresponding to the qualification sought and the title or diploma prepared.

The apprenticeship supervisor may be the head of the company or an employee of the company. They must have the professional skills required to train the apprentice for whom they are responsible. Namely either :

  • Possess a diploma or a title in the professional field corresponding to the purpose of the diploma or title being prepared by the apprentice and provide proof of two years' professional activity related to the qualification covered by the diploma or title being prepared.
  • Have three years of professional activity related to the qualification covered by the diploma or title prepared (and other conditions set out in Article R.6223-24 of the Labour Code).

The number of apprentices supervised by an apprentice master is limited to two apprentices and one repeat student.

It is also possible for the employer to set up a "tutorial" team within which a mentor can be appointed.

The apprenticeship master's task is to help the apprentice acquire the skills required for the qualification sought and the diploma prepared. He supervises the apprentice in conjunction with the CFA.

The employer must allow the apprenticeship supervisor to free up the time necessary to support the apprentice and maintain relations with the CFA. He must also ensure that the apprenticeship supervisor receives training that enables him to carry out his duties properly. Monitoring the development of the content of the training provided to the apprentice is also one of the apprenticeship master's tasks.

Contact

CFA EnSup-LR

The Centre de Formation des Apprentis de l'Enseignement Supérieur (CFA EnSup-LR) is the main operator of apprenticeship at the University of Montpellier. From the moment they are admitted to the course, it assists students with their applications. To get in touch:

in Montpellier :

Sud@lternance building
IUT of Montpellier (Bat. N)
99 avenue d'Occitanie
CS 79235
34197 Montpellier Cedex 5
Tel: 04 34 43 21 30
Email
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in Nîmes

IUT of Nîmes
8, rue Jules Raimu
30907 Nîmes Cedex 02
Tel: 04 66 62 85 90
Fax: 04 66 62 85 91

The University Common Service for Information, Orientation and Professional Integration (SCUIO-IP)

It offers individual and group workshops to prepare one's professional project.
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Other CFAs

In some specific areas, training courses are provided by other CFAs: