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FAQ

Training : what is the minimum level of education required to join Dassault Aviation?

Our role as an industrial architect of complex airborne systems means we can offer a wide range of professions: simulation, modelling, information systems architecture, technical data management, production, logistics, maintenance, business engineering, purchasing. Some of these professions encompass all levels of training from operators to executives and from engineers to technicians.
Depending on the line of business, initial access is extensive and there are possibilities of career developments through internal promotion.
Thus, almost half of the company’s executives have achieved that status as their career has progressed and particularly through continuous professional training.

What are the main aeronautical studies ?

For all questions regarding studies, aviation-related jobs and required diplomas, we advise you to visit the following websites :

Groupement des Industries Française Aéronautiques et Spatiales (GIFAS) and Espace formation et emploi
ONISEP
Centre d’Etudes sur les Formations d’Ingénieur (CEFI)
Commissions des Titres d’Ingénieur (CTI)

Is it possible to submit an unsolicited application for VIE?

The VIE that the company offers only relate to a few very specific jobs that you will find in all the offers. Therefore, it is no use submitting an unsolicited application if your background does not match any current offer.

Do you offer VIE (International Enterprise Volunteering) ?

The company offers VIE schemes for its subsidiary Dassault Falcon Jet in Little-Rock (Arkansas – USA). Generic offers are therefore put on-line among the job offers or on the Web site of UBIFRANCE, the state organisation in charge of developing the international activity of companies. If you wish to reply to a specific VIE offer, submit an application form together with a CV and a covering letter in both French and English.

How to apply?

There are several options open to you. You can:
– apply on line on the corporate website www.dassault-aviation.com, in the “Careers” page, “Join us” section:

  • By sending in an unsolicited application,
  • By replying to a specific work-based learning offer, corresponding to your profile and your ambitions, at one of our sites or divisions,

send in an unsolicited application (handwritten or typed covering letter with CV) to the company Recruitment Officer or to the Recruitment Officer of an entity likely to be interested in your background:

  • Company: Julien HENRY – DRSH – Cedex 300 – 92552 St-Cloud Cedex
  • Argenteuil: Bernard-Philippe CLEMENT – Direction Établissement – 1, avenue du Parc – 95100 Argenteuil
  • Argonay: Max DUCOURNEAU- Direction Établissement – BP 32 – 74370 Pringy
  • Biarritz: Jacques MAGARD – Direction Établissement – BP 208 – 64205 Biarritz
  • Istres/Cazaux: Bernard ROMAIN – Direction Établissement – 13804 Istres Cedex
  • Martignas: Jean-Pierre THOMAS – Direction Établissement – BP 38 – Martignas-sur-Jalle
  • Mérignac: Stéphanie HERAUD – Direction Établissement – BP 24 – 33701 Mérignac Cedex
  • Poitiers: Sylvie MIGAUD – Direction Établissement – 24, avenue Marcel Dassault – 86580 Poitiers-Briard
  • Saint-Cloud: Joëlle REVISE – Service du Personnel – Cedex 300 – 92552 St-Cloud Cedex
  • Seclin: Patrice CONTAT – Direction Établissement – BP 289 – 59472 Seclin

What is your policy concerning sandwich courses (work-based learning)?

The company contributes to the national development of sandwich courses. In view of the specificities of our activities, we prefer apprenticeships and work experience contracts in the production business lines (vocational courses). However, opportunities may arise in other fields at different levels in training where the principle of work-based learning is fully compatible with our possibilities of accommodating and supporting students.

What is your policy concerning employment of the disabled?

Our company does not reserve specific jobs for people with a handicap. The latter can apply in the same way as able-bodied candidates for any job provided it does not involve activities incompatible with their disablement.
However, under a company agreement “Cap Avenir”, provision is made to facilitate the integration of handicapped people and the full use of their skills in the working environment. Through this agreement, a budget is redefined each year to adjust the means and tools accordingly.

Do you employee foreign nationals?

Vacancies at Dassault Aviation are open to everyone regardless of nationality. The choice is made on the basis of the skills required and the applicant’s motivation.
The company’s line of business may require an authorization by our regulatory authority (the DGA – Direction Générale pour l’Armement – the French defence procurement agency). This authorization can be obtained by any national of a European Union member state or any state having a National Security agreement with France.
As Dassault Aviation is a French company where teamwork is strongly encouraged, good knowledge of the French language is recommended.
All applicants meeting these criteria can apply for a job at Dassault Aviation.

Do you offer jobs abroad?

Dassault Aviation does not directly offer jobs abroad.
However, you can consult the web site www.falconjet.com of our American subsidiary DASSAULT FALCON JET where you will find some information or who you should contact to obtain it.

Employment : How to apply?

There are several options open to you. You can:
– apply on line on the corporate website www.dassault-aviation.com, in the “Careers” page, “Join us” section:

  • By sending in an unsolicited application,
  • By replying to a specific job advertisement, corresponding to your profile and your ambitions, on offer at one of our sites or divisions,

– send in an unsolicited application (handwritten or typed covering letter with CV) to the company Recruitment Officer or to the Recruitment Officer of an entity likely to be interested in your background:

  • Company: Julien HENRY – DRSH – Cedex 300 – 92552 St-Cloud Cedex
  • Argenteuil: Bernard-Philippe CLEMENT – Direction Établissement – 1, avenue du Parc – 95100 Argenteuil
  • Argonay: Max DUCOURNEAU- Direction Établissement – BP 32 – 74370 Pringy
  • Biarritz: Jacques MAGARD – Direction Établissement – BP 208 – 64205 Biarritz
  • Istres/Cazaux: Bernard ROMAIN – Direction Établissement – 13804 Istres Cedex
  • Martignas: Jean-Pierre THOMAS – Direction Établissement – BP 38 – Martignas-sur-Jalle
  • Mérignac: Stéphanie HERAUD – Direction Établissement – BP 24 – 33701 Mérignac Cedex
  • Poitiers: Sylvie MIGAUD – Direction Établissement – 24, avenue Marcel Dassault – 86580 Poitiers-Briard
  • Saint-Cloud: Joëlle REVISE – Service du Personnel – Cedex 300 -92552 St-Cloud Cedex
  • Seclin: Patrice CONTAT – Direction Établissement – BP 289 – 59472 Seclin

Does Dassault Aviation hire PhD students?

As there are few vacancies at such high levels of qualification, the choice is usually made from applicants who have done their thesis in the Company.

How to do a thesis at Dassault Aviation?

Our R&D department heads regularly suggest thesis topics to our partner research labs. After approving your application, the latter may then submit it to Dassault Aviation.
We therefore advise you contact the research labs of your University directly to find out if they have this sort of partnership.

Do you offer placements abroad?

Dassault Aviation does not directly offer placements abroad.
However, you can consult the web site www.falconjet.com of our American subsidiary DASSAULT FALCON JET where you will find some information or who you should contact to obtain it.

Do you offer long-term placements?

We prefer placements lasting up to 6 months at the most. We believe it is more fulfilling for you to use your year out to do different placements in different fields or companies so as to build your career plan on more extensive experience of the working world.

Placements and theses : How and when to apply?

There are several options open to you. You can:

– apply on line on the corporate website www.dassault-aviation.com, in the “Careers” page, “Join us” section:

  • By sending in an unsolicited application,
  • By replying to a specific placement offer, corresponding to your profile and your ambitions, at one of our sites or divisions,

– send in an unsolicited application (handwritten or typed covering letter with CV) to the company Placements Officer or to the Placements Officer of an entity likely to be interested in your background:

  • Company: Monique DAULL – DRSH – Cedex 300 -92552 St-Cloud Cedex
  • Argenteuil: Christiane SORBIER – Service du Personnel – 1, avenue du
    Parc – 95100 Argenteuil
  • Argonay: Nathalie DESCHAMPS – Service du Personnel – BP 32 – 74370
  • Biarritz: Michel SEDES – Service du Personnel – BP 208 – 64205 Biarritz
  • Istres/Cazaux: Nicole ALLAIN-BENARD – Service du Personnel – 13804 Istres Cedex
  • Martignas: Isabelle GUENEZ – Service du Personnel – BP 38 – Martignas-sur-Jalle
  • Mérignac: Marie-José GUINAUDEAU – Service du Personnel – BP 24 – 33701 Mérignac Cedex
  • Poitiers: Murielle RITA – Service du Personnel – 24, avenue Marcel Dassault – 86580 Poitiers-Briard
  • Saint-Cloud: Martine DALEM – Service du Personnel – Cedex 300 – 92552 St-Cloud Cedex
  • Seclin: Corinne OLBE – Service du Personnel – BP 289 – 59472 Seclin

Vacant placements in the company’s divisions and sites are defined at the start of the last quarter in the year. We therefore recommend applying early in October.

I would like to use the downloaded files within a professional framework or for a website, a book…

In order to use our downloaded files, you need beforehand to apply. The authorization to use these files will be delivered individually. Send ud your request by e-mail and tell us precisely the framework in which these files will be used. We will study your request and give you an answer as soon as possible.

I would like to have my website listed in the Address Book

Send us the url of your aeronautical website. We will have a look at it and then decide whether it is relevant to have it listed on our address book.

I cannot visualize downloaded files

In order to visualize the downloaded videos in DivX format, you need the DivX codec. More information about using our videos.
In order to listen to the mp3 sounds, you need a player such as Windows Mediaplayer, Realmedia, Winamp etc.
In order to visualize 3-view drawings, you need a software which handles vector-format files (Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia FreeHand etc.).

Where can I find models of Dassault Aviation aircraft?

Our on-line store proposes models of the Rafale, Mirage 2000 and a number of aircraft from the Falcon family. You can also find a selection of products ( textile, accessories, electronics…) with the Rafale, Mirage, Falcon and Dassault Aviation brands.

www.dassault-aviation.com/thestore

How can I get hold of the Dassault Aviation annual report? Dassault Aviation ?

Our annual report is available on-line in the Finance section, under Publications.
You can consult an html version with a dynamic table of contents. This document means that you can either print out the pages you want or export their content in word, excel or pdf format.
A complete version of the annual report is also available under the same heading.