Internships and Work Placements

Throughout their education, students prepare for their entry into the working environment. The companies are very involved in this aspect, not only by offering them work experience, but also by coming on campus to promote their brand image through various events.

Recruit Centraliens

Internships or Work Placements

Internships are integral to the education and formation of Engineering students in Centrale Lyon. They are incorporated into the curriculum and allow for a deeper understanding of the working environment in a company as well as the acquisition of professional skills and competencies.

The internships in Ecole Centrale de Lyon:

  • 1st Year: Internship (1 to 2 months)
  • 2nd Year: Internship (3 to 4 months)
  • Between the 2nd and 3rd year: possibility of a Gap Year for Work Placements (6 to 16 months)
  • 3rd Year: Undertaking a 3 to 6 month long Engineering Project aka Travail de Fin d'Études (TFE). The TFE offers a real opportunity to for direct recruitment. 50% of the fresh graduates of Ecole Centrale de Lyon in 2011 were employed by the company in which they performed their internship in their 3rd year.

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Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for engineering students as well as fresh graduates

Career opportunities offered by companies and recruitment agents for Engineering students and fresh graduates with less than 3 years of experience are available online. These offers are comprised of different types of contracts, including VIE (French international work programs).

To post an offer:

Career opportunities for experienced engineers

The offers received by Centrale Lyon are posted on a careers website shared between Ecoles Centrale de Lille, Lyon, Marseille and Nantes.

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In addition, the Association des Centraliens de Lyon plays an important role for all graduates of the Ecole. The Association offers many services (job directories, thematic working groups...)

Develop your company brand image

The Forum Perspectives

The Forum Perspective is a day-event organised to allow to-be graduates of Ecole Centrale de Lyon and companies to meet and network. This event, jointly organised by Centrale Lyon and Ecole National Supérieurs des Mines de Saint-Etienne, is held in November.

To contact the Forum Perspectives

Meet Double-Degree Graduates

As part of the academic partnerships, Centrale Lyon receives international students for a double-degree for 2 years or students on exchange for their 3rd year. This is an opportunity for companies to meet these international students during their stay at the Ecole and to present the activities and requirements of the company for an eventual career.

In addition, each Centralien is required to spend at least 3 months overseas in order to graduate. To support this, the Ecole has established a strong network of partner universities in key destinations such as Campinas in Brazil, UTE in Russia, Shanghai in China, Darmstadt or Aachen in Germany, Tohoku in Japan, and Imperial College London in the United Kingdom.