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


Students wishing to follow an apprenticeship during the final year of the engineering cycle are recruited by a company that will take them on for one year from September (the start of the school year). The student is paid and signs a professionnalisation contract with the company, using the CERFA 12434*02 model.

The student submits an employment contract to Chimie ParisTech - PSL and the company signs a training agreement with Chimie ParisTech - PSL. This agreement specifies the number of hours of classes, the invoicing conditions and any coverage by a State-approved skills operator organism (OPCO). An appendix specifies the student's weekly timetable and how it is divided between the company and the school, as well as the detailed programme of courses.

Training costs are at the expense of the company and amount to €10,100 per year (2024/2025).

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 or by e-mail.

Timetable of the apprenticeship

The 3rd year programme consist of around 320 hours of training and the general pattern is 3 days in the company and 2 days at school each week from September to January. The number of days spent in the company depends on the course chosen. During the second semester (from February onwards), students work full time in the company, except during the third week in March when they follow a complementary management course.

Third year apprenticeship program

The options are:
Physical chemistry for formulation and cosmetology
Green chemistry and eco-design
Sustainable materials and processes
Industrial processes
Engineering 4.0
Management, innovation and consulting
English and TOEIC test
2ndSEMESTER cp-head
Work placement (end-of-studies project)
Management week (1 week in March)

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