Work placement at CERI: A veritable pool of talent

Tuesday, April 22, we participated in the work placement at the Centre d’Enseignement et de Recherche en Informatique (Teaching and Research Center in Computer Science) also known as CERI of the University of Avignon. it was a privileged moment where we met students pursuing the master’s degree “Ingénierie logicielle pour la société numérique” (Software engineering for the digital society). It was the perfect opportunity to find the alternating future that will strengthen our team of developers.

The Centre d’Enseignement et de Recherche en Informatique provides a high level training in computer science from the License to the Doctorate through the Master program. One of the strengths of this teaching center is its proximity to the Laboratoire Informatique d’Avignon (Computer Laboratory of Avignon). This geographical situation offers the opportunity for teacher-researchers to be in permanent contact with their students.

20 minutes to get to know each other

The work placement at CERI was held all day in the form of “job dating“: 20 minutes to convince.

“The students interested in our work-study offer had previously sent us their motivation letter and Curriculum Vitae, which allowed us to study their applications carefully. We met many candidates with very interesting profiles. The hard part is definitely to make a choice! To make our final decision we will recontact a number of candidates to offer a second interview”. Vincent, R & D manager.

We want to look forward to the future and anticipate our future needs. To meet this objective, we have made the choice, by betting on the work placement, to trust the “digitals natives1. Over the last seven years Kizeo has recruited 7 of its trainees on permanent contracts. The work placement is a real opportunity for us to discover new ideas brought by the Y and Z generations. We consider apprenticeships and internships as one of the ways of excellence allowing more than 400 000 students:

  • to enrich their university education with their first professional experience.
  • to combine “practice” and “theoretical” phases during their training.
  • to create their professional network.

“It was a very strange feeling: A year ago I was in the place of the candidates and here I am now on the other side of the table” Maxime, FullStack developer.

1) Born between the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s, “the digital native” grew during the explosion of the web documentary and the advent of the social web. It is steeped in digital culture.