Wallonia: 200 candidates are ready to convince bosses in 5 minutes for a work-study internship

A month and a half after the start of the school year, around 200 students are still looking for a work and study internship. A form of education that combines courses at school with practical work. However, students need a convention to validate their year and some sectors have been complaining about the labor shortage for months. It is for these reasons that the Walloon training institute IFAPME connects candidates and managers through “speed jobbing”, all over Wallonia. The operation takes place from 17 to 21 October.

A few minutes to convince

The principle is identical to “speed dating”. The students take turns parading in front of the bosses, who have made the journey in search of the rare gem. Interviews only last a few minutes. Business leaders should use this time to identify the candidate and their motivations. Candidates must convince themselves that they are incapable of the job offered. At the end of the interview, the professionals may choose to welcome the students to a 5-day discovery course before signing a one-year internship agreement.

IFAPME has targeted “the education courses where it is most complicated to find an internship“, explains Thomas Denis, the coordinator of the work study section of the Mons website. This edition concerns the sectors of mechanics, baking, painting, masonry, sales, IT or even hairdressing. Each “speed jobbing” meeting highlights two or three sectors.

The “speed-jobbing” sessions will be held throughout this week in several cities in Wallonia, the full program can be found here.

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