During the 2nd or 3rd year of the engineering program, Chimie ParisTech - PSL offers its students the opportunity to follow an apprenticeship in the form of professionalization contracts.


Students who want to follow an apprenticeship during their second year are recruited by a company for a period of one year starting in September (at the start of the school year). Students are paid and sign a professionalization contract with the company using form CERFA 12434*02. The company can renew the contract through the third year of the engineering cycle.

Students then submit their contract to Chimie ParisTech - PSL and the school establishes and sends to the host company an agreement to be signed by the school and the company. This contract lists the detailed program of the courses taken as well as the apprenticeship calendar for the school year.

The company and Chimie ParisTech - PSL then sign a training contract that specifies the courses followed by the student with the number of hours of classes per semester, the billing conditions and the possible support of an accredited collection organism. An appendix specifies the students’ weekly schedule and how they will split their time between the company and the school. The training costs are at the expense of the company and amount to 6,900 euros.

Submitting apprenticeship opportunities to Chimie ParisTech - PSL’s Career Center

Companies wishing to recruit engineering students in apprenticeships can submit their offers by using Chimie ParisTech - PSL’s online form

Timetable of the apprenticeship

The 2nd-year program consists of approximately 460 hours of training. The apprenticeship follows the following timetable:

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2nd-year program

Student engineers follow a training program that allows them to reconcile their studies with their professional lives. They are followed by a tutor appointed by the school with whom they validate what they have learned. They undertake their experimental training in the company.

Materials and processes
Chemical engineering
Metallic materials
Molecular and biological chemistry
Polymer chemistry
Physical chemistry
Thermostatic and molecular modeling
Physical chemistry analytical projects
Corporate and international culture
Human resources management
LV2 (optional)
2nd SEMESTER cp-head
Scientific option module (depending on choice)
Analytical and biochemistry (in English)
Materials (in English)
Chemical Engineering
Molecular chemistry
Professional project
Done in a company (5 months)
PSL week (third week of March)

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