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INTERNSHIPS AND SANDWICH COURSES

Working in maritime or waterway projects requires a particularly high degree of technical skill that can only be gained by experience. This is why VINCI Construction Maritime et Fluvial is particularly attentive to developing apprenticeship and taking on interns so as to enable them, throughout their training, to acquire the necessary technical skills.

Sandwich courses

VINCI Construction Maritime et Fluvial is genuinely ambitious to develop sandwich-course training in our specialist business lines. Sandwich-course training therefore accounts for a significant proportion of our workforce. All the activity sectors in our business are accessible to you at every level: the projects, design offices and also the support functions.

Internships

Every year, VINCI Construction Maritime et Fluvial takes on some thirty interns, from manual-worker trainees to master’s-thesis students. Our projects abroad also afford opportunities for us to provide study-break work experience.

 

Interview with Jean-Edouard

Jean-Edouard de Cumont

a student in his 3rd year at the Ecole Centrale advanced studies institute in Paris.

"I can't really say why I chose maritime work, but I do know now why I wish to stay in it. I joined VINCI Construction Maritime et Fluvial after attending a presentation by a sandwich-course student at my institute, and listening to his account made me want to join the business. I like the atmosphere here and the diversity of these specialist projects, involving out-of-the-ordinary conditions and constraints.

My career path at VINCI Construction Maritime et Fluvial has been chiefly geared towards Export: I joined VINCI Construction Maritime et Fluvial in July 2013 for my break year. For the first six months, I worked on the Port of Lomé, Togo, project as a trainee QHSE engineer; this involved the company in constructing a 410 m wharf for Bolloré. Next, I left for Kpémé in Togo, on a pile-driving project at sea and finally, I returned to the Port of Lomé for the project to dredge the channel providing access for container-carrier ships. I particularly enjoyed the conditions at the Kpémé site, where we were driving piles from a jack-up rig in open sea. It's marvellous working in conditions like these, more than 1 km offshore, with plant and equipment such as Shirine.

My internship really made me progress; I was given increasing responsibility, and assigned ever more interesting missions. So I decided to carry on my studies on a sandwich course with the company in the pricing studies department, to discover another aspect of the business. I am currently preparing for a new project in Cameroon and I shall be off once again for a few months back in the field. "