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Become an ENSAIT engineer through an apprenticeship

If you are a student, under 26 years of age, have a DUT or BTS, or have been admitted to ENSAIT through a competitive entrance examination to the Grandes Écoles (CPGE), you can sign a 3-year contract with a company to prepare for the ENSAIT engineering degree through apprenticeship.

Being an apprentice engineer at ENSAIT means benefiting from the environment of a major public engineering school, from research at the cutting edge of innovation, and from a close relationship with companies and foreign partners.

Apprenticeship training offers many positive points compared to initial training.


  • The apprentice engineer is financially independent.
  • With the diploma, the alternating training with the company makes it possible to value 3 years of professional experience and consequently to have a better employability with companies.
  • The international culture is also developed through language stays and internships in companies or research laboratories abroad.

Inventory of all the skills required to obtain the title of ENSAIT textile engineer.

Objectives of the course

This training is designed to train engineers capable of innovating, designing, manufacturing and promoting the development of new materials, new technologies and new processes. ENSAIT engineers meet the requirements of the sector while respecting corporate values and environmental standards. They are capable of managing the organisational, economic, human and technical aspects of a project. They know how to choose, buy and supply in compliance with quality standards.

Support during training

Regular monitoring of the training in the company is ensured by a company tutor and a university tutor who is a teacher or research professor at the school.

Each year of study will see the acquisition of skills sought after by companies and the professional world.

1st year

Integration into the company

The apprentice engineer discovers how a company operates. Theoretical training at the school gradually makes them operational so that they can take part in company projects or missions.

2nd year

Involvement in projects

Gradually, the apprentice engineer acquires technical and managerial skills to lead small projects or assist his or her engineering colleagues.

3rd year

Project management

The apprentice engineer is autonomous and is in a situation where he/she is in charge of an end-of-studies project lasting approximately 6 months.

Apprentice's salary

It is calculated as a percentage of the SMIC or the SMC (Salaire Minimum Conventionnel) if the latter is more favourable. It varies according to age and progression through the apprenticeship training cycle (unless the collective agreement is more favourable)

The salary varies according to age and length of contract:

* The collective agreement applied in the company or the agreement of the parties may provide for more favourable provisions in terms of remuneration.

The collective agreement applied in the company or the agreement between the parties may provide for more favourable provisions in terms of pay.

To carry out an assisted simulation of the calculation of the legal remuneration, consult the work-linked training portal:

1st year43% of SMIC 53% of SMIC* 100% of SMIC*
2nd year 51% of SMIC 61% of SMIC* 100% of SMIC*
3rd year67% of SMIC 78% of SMIC* 100% of SMIC*


To join the ENSAIT apprenticeship programme,
the process is twofold:

  • Apply for admission to ENSAIT,
  • Contacting companies in order to be recruited as an apprentice engineer.

The entrance exam for the ENSAIT apprenticeship programme is based on a competitive examination, and is intended for students who:

  • holders of a DUT in scientific and technological specialities
  • holders of a licence 2 sciences and technology
  • from any scientific CPGE (including ATS, MP, PC, PSI, PT, TSI, TB, BCPST, TPC)
  • holders of a BTS in scientific or technological specialities

42 places available for the start of the 2022 school year

Joining a company

The process is the same for anyone who wants to be recruited by a company:

  • Respond to job offers
  • Present yourself spontaneously to companies
  • Use networks: former students, social networks on the Internet : Linkedin, Viadeo, …

The school helps you :

  • by making available to you the offers that arrive at ENSAIT,
  • by giving you advice on how to approach companies
  • by giving you advice on how to write your CV, cover letters or emails
  • by accompanying you until you join the company.

If you would like to receive advice and consult the contract offers that come to the school:
Send us your CV to apprenticeship @ in PDF – file name: “Name_Firstname.pdf”

International mobility

All apprentice-engineers benefit from a minimum of one semester of experience abroad:

  • 8 weeks minimum in an international company
  • 4 academic weeks in England.

And after graduation?

33 000 € gross annual salary of employment

66% have executive status from their first job

66% of jobs found in the apprenticeship company

They are apprentices at ENSAIT

It was the desire to continue my studies in a more concrete way that motivated me to do a sandwich course. After two purely theoretical years, I wanted to enter the working world, the professional world, while continuing my university life. Being part of a team, having concrete responsibilities and challenges, while discovering the world of textiles every day and making the link with the training I did at school, that's what made me decide. The sandwich course brings a lot of maturity and it is a way for us, young adults, to project ourselves into professional life.

Camille Soubercazes

3rd year student - Apprentice at Petit Bateau

The work-study programme allows us to acquire significant experience that can be valued by our future employers. Moreover, we always learn better when we can put into practice the theory seen in class. The periods spent in companies thus complement the academic periods and give us a clearer and more precise vision of the subjects covered.

Arthur Bescond-Guillot

3rd year student - Apprentice at Lemahieu

Essential documents

Inventory of all the skills required to obtain the title of ENSAIT textile engineer.

The RNCP (Répertoire National de la Certification Professionnelle) lists all the training courses and titles certified by the CNCP (Commission Nationale de la Certification Professionnelle). The certified title allows its holder to certify the skills, aptitudes and knowledge necessary to exercise a profession or activity corresponding to a professional field.

The study guide contains details of the modules and courses provided at ENSAIT.


Christine Campagne,
Director of Apprenticeship


Ludmilla Bauvin,
Apprenticeship Officer