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Apprenticeship 'work-study' contract

French 'alternance' opportunity to pursue a Master's degree whilst working and earning a monthly salary (12 month contract).

Before applying, please ensure that you:

speak fluent English & have the right to live and work in France (EU national or visa)

have previously lived (studied, or worked) in France for a minimum of 6 months

have at least level B1 in French

Apply now for opportunities

starting in 2023-2024

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 What is an alternance contract  ? 

It's an opportunity that exists in France and allows students to continue higher education (with a fully-funded Master's degree) whilst working for a French company. Considered as a training-based program, it provides a real gateway into the professional world and allows graduates to learn and earn at the same time.

How does it work?

You can choose any degree that's relevant to MES's activity (marketing, management, design, education, HR, finance etc)

The programme rhythm must be at least 4 days at the company with 1 day at university (online or in Lyon)

You receive a monthly salary and are contracted to work for 25h per week (and study for around 10h)

*work will be a mixture of business tasks (recruitment, digital marketing, business development) and childcare & teaching sessions

 examples of Master's degrees 

 Digital College

  • Digital Communication & e-influence

  • Web-marketing & Social Media

  • Digital Management & Sport

  • Startup Management & Ecommerce

  • MBA International Digital Project Management


  • International Business Management

  • Management & Business Strategy

  • European Management & Business Strategy

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Pedagogical Engineer

Ipag Business School

  • Digital Marketing & Data Analysis

  • Digital Transformation Management

  • Digital Entrepreneur & Project Management (partnered with several business schools)

  • Marketing & Communication

  • Marketing & Business Development

  • Chief Digital Officer

  • Strategtic HR Manager

In order to complete a Master's degree (BAC+5) in 12 months in France you must have already completed a 4 year Bachelor's degree (3 years + year abroad).
If you completed a 3 year Bachelor's degree your Master's degree will be 24 months in order to reach the BAC+5 status. Most of the programme options listed above have a 12 and 24 month option. My English Sister currently offers a 12-month apprenticeship contract.

 roles available within the company 

Digital Marketing


  • manage social media

  • branding & design

  • create digital content 

  • perform data analysis & SEO

Education & Pedagogical Dev.


  • develop teaching programme

  • design & create teaching tools

  • create training materials

  • deliver teacher training

HR & Recruitment


  • develop recruitment strategy

  • market job opportunities

  • review & interview candidates

  • manage & support employees

Legal & Regulatory


  • understand French labour law

  • assist with work contracts

  • liaise with regulatory bodies

  • draft & review legal documents

Application process

If you're interested in being considered for an apprenticeship position please send your CV and cover letter (specifying the role and Master's subject you're interested in) to

You will then be contacted for an initial phone interview to review your suitability. Successful candidates will be invited to identify the University and Master's programme that they would like to pursue. Once an appropriate degree has been selected the candidate will be invited to complete two video interviews, one in English and one in French.

We also welcome you to contact us directly via email for any questions regarding the opportunity.

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