Alternance 'work-study' contract

French 'alternance' opportunity to pursue a Master's degree whilst working and earning a monthly salary. 

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

for opportunities in 2023-2024

 applications open 23rd of Jan 2023 


 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 as long as it's relevant to MES (marketing, brand 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 childcare/teaching sessions and business tasks (recruitment, digital marketing, business development).

 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

Open Classrooms

  • Digital Project Manager

  • Product Manager

  • UX Designer

  • Data Analyst

Ipag Business School

  • Digital Marketing & Data Analysis

  • UX Design & Digital Business

  • Digital Entrepreneur & Project Management

  • Marketing & Communication Expert

ISCOD  Business School

  • Chargé de Développement des RH

  • Community Manager & Brand Content

  • Gestion de Projet Digital

  • Marketing & Communication

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.

 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 & Marketing


  • 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 to

You will then be contacted for an initial phone interview to review your suitability. Successful candidates will be invited to identify the 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.