In 2020, almost 6,000 alternates worked in insurance companies. Of all the hires, a quarter is done via one apprenticeship or professionalization contract. The alternation translates into a division of time between the training institution and the host company, under salaried student status. Turnkey, a professional immersion without measure in common with the classic initial training, and which has many advantages.
Work-study / apprenticeship studies: a winning step towards expertise and integration
Recruiters tend to say that between two profiles, at the level of identical skills, they will favor the young person who will face the choice of alternation. It has become one full-fledged mode of recruitment in the industry. A preference confirmed by a person in charge of recruiting an insurance company: “With equivalent degrees, the alternation is a real advantage and makes the difference between two candidates. »
Why such a craze? Because the alternation allows to acquire the theory but also the direct implementation, to acquire the codes of the company and to be as close as possible to the trade; soto have a first professional experience. So many things that captivated Lola H., a student in Master 2 Actuarial: “I chose to alternate training to gain experience and facilitate professional insertion in the extra entry of the possibility in the world of work”testifies the girl.
Often the benefits of all azimuths for salaried students
The work-study formula is also rich in financial assets for young people: financial support for their studies; perception of a minimum wage equal to a percentage of the SMIC, depending on their age and their level of qualification; access to all the advantages for which there are in the company: restaurant tickets, holiday checks, mutuelle etc.
But above all, it is a direct support for success. First, through the permanent and concrete interactions between school and business. “We can apply directly, in the company, received courses”noteaza Lola H. Conversely, one can also use the experience gained in the company to boost their school results during their training. “In my copies, I go beyond what I’m learning in class, adding examples of field from my experience as an employee.”evokes Cory, a graduate student in charge of insurance clients, currently working part-time with an insurance broker specializing in construction.
Learn your trade and develop a know-how
Alternation is also a great way to gain self-confidence and develop your soft skills, especially thanks to the close contact of professionals. In the first ring of which the tutor or master of learning. “I have a tutor with whom I take stock when needed.” If I have any questions, this is my first contact. “, Cory appreciates. It is also an opportunity to test the different types of companies (one can alternate over the years) and thus, to better choose its future path.
Do you plan to work in insurance later?
To find out all about the sector and the alternation, go to the portal jassuremonfutur.fr designed by OPCO Atlas and the 4 professional insurance branches. Open to high school and college students as well as professionals looking to recruit alternates, it is a comprehensive information portal. Discover for example numerous articles and videos, concrètes and ludiques, presenting alternation sous tous ses angles:
“Cross-eyed” between apprentices and apprentices;
Search and find my alternation;
and so on