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.

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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.

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Employment : How to apply?

There are several options open to you. You can:
– apply on line on the corporate website, 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, published on the website,

– send in an unsolicited application (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: Cécile GIRAUD – DRH – Cedex 300 – 92552 St-Cloud Cedex
  • Argenteuil: Service RH – 1, avenue du Parc – 95100 Argenteuil
  • Argonay: Sandrine BURNIER – Service RH – BP 32 – 74370 Pringy
  • Biarritz: Michelle VERGEZ – Service RH – BP 208 – 64205 Biarritz
  • Istres: Corinne MARTINEZ – Service RH – 13804 Istres Cedex
  • Martignas: Anne NORMAND-PAULY – Service RH – BP 38 – 33127 Martignas-sur-Jalle
  • Mérignac: Anne CHEVRETEAU – Service RH – BP 24 – 33701 Mérignac Cedex
  • Poitiers: Sandrine PASQUIER – Service RH – 24, avenue Marcel Dassault – 86580 Poitiers-Briard
  • Saint-Cloud: SRH – Cedex 300 – 92552 St-Cloud Cedex
  • Seclin: Sylvie MIGAUD – SRH – 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.

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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 placements abroad?

Dassault Aviation does not directly offer placements abroad.

However, you can consult the web site of our American subsidiary DASSAULT FALCON JET where you will find some information or who you should contact to obtain it.

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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.

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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.

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Do you offer internships abroad?

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

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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.

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Internship and apprenticeship : when to apply ?

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.

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Internship and apprenticeship : how to apply?

With the creation of our new job offer platform, international business volunteering (VIE), internships and work-study programs, Dassault Aviation now has an effective tool for the submission and processing of your applications. In line with increasing computerization, we have decided to stop accepting internship and work-study applications sent by mail or email. These will be returned with an explanation of this principle, and the sender will be directed to our online platform.

These types of applications can now only be submitted via the company site, on the “Careers” page, by clicking on “Join us.” Here, you can consult offers online, apply or submit a speculative application using the candidate feature, which you will create beforehand.

This candidate feature also allows you to register for alerts corresponding to your search criteria, and to receive internship or work-study offers that might interest you as they are published. Your application will be shared with all the internship or work-study managers, allowing them to process it more effectively and contact you if there is an opportunity available.

Offers for internships in the company’s departments and sites will appear at the start of the third quarter in the calendar year. We would therefore advise you to start applying in October… and remember, we have a lot of candidates, so don’t wait until the last minute!