ALTEN, a European Leader in Technology Consulting and Engineering


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The Group has been helping its customers for over 20 years to boost their competitiveness by providing them with best practices in technology and development methodologies.

Our activity is organized around three core business areas:

  • Engineering and Technology Consulting: study and design of technological products
  • Telecom and Multimedia Networks: product design (terminals or network equipment), architecture, deployment and network operations.
  • Computer and Network Services: information systems architecture, software development, third-party applications, support and operations.

Why the partnership with Centrale Nantes?

"The strength of the partnership between ALTEN and Centrales Nantes is based on a longstanding relationship and on the coherence between the ALTEN model and the curriculum at Centrale Nantes:

  • Versatility: All engineering professions are represented at ALTEN, across all company functions and all sectors of industry, telecoms, banking, finance and insurance.
  • Innovation: ALTEN supports its clients in their innovation challenges. This is at the heart of ALTEN's identity, as evidenced by the "engineering culture", a core value of the group as well as of its Research & Development department.
  • International: ALTEN is now present in 20 countries with the desire to assert itself as the local standard-setter. The management methodologies developed by our technical department allow us to successfully complete major transnational projects. We therefore strongly encourage internal mobility, be that in France or internationally.
  • Support for personal and professional development: A meritocratic system, skills development and an ambitious training policy allow ALTEN engineers to develop their technical skills and then move on to Project Manager, Specialist or Business Manager roles. and Support functions (HR, finance, communication, management control etc).
This partnership takes the form of year-long involvement alongside the students: training courses, conferences, internships and permanent contracts, participation in school forums and events." - ALTEN

  • Energy Production and Management
  • Propulsion and Transport
  • Aeronautics
  • Embedded Control and Power Grids
  • Product Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Data Analysis and Applications in Signal and Image Processing
  • Modelling and Simulation in Mechanics
  • Computer Science



  • International Business Development
  • Manager, Leader, Communicator
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research and Development

Examples of internships undertaken by Centrale Nantes students at Alten:

  • Embedded systems engineer
  • Image processing engineer
  • Big Data engineer
  • Artificial Intelligence engineer
  • Smart buildings engineer
  • Personal assistance device engineer
  • Secure systems Engineer
  • Autonomous vehicle engineer
  • Drone engineer
  • Innovation Engineer
  • Nuclear logistics project engineer
  • Electronic Function Modelling engineer - automotive sector
  • Rapid prototyping process optimization engineer
  • Multimedia Functions engineer - automotive sector
  • Multimedia Component engineer - automotive sector
  • Functional Design engineer - automotive sector
  • Functional Validation engineer - automotive sector
  • Java Studies and Development engineer

Our alumni at ALTEN:

  • Engine engineer
  • Hydrodynamic and marine environment engineer
  • Modelling and simulation engineer
  • Energy simulation R&D engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Functional analyst
  • Aeronautical sector project manager
  • Senior software developer
  • Logistic studies engineer - nuclear industry
  • Engine engineer - automotive sector
  • Automotive multimedia systems development engineer

Alumni by sector:

  • 23%: Production - Manufacturing
  • 47%: Mechanics
  • 17%: IT
  • 3%: Support Services
  • 10%: Electronics - Electricity
Published on November 23, 2017 Updated on November 24, 2017