Skills for business

Centrale Nantes, the first engineering school to propose this kind of training programme for jobseekers

  • accredited by the CDEFI - Conférence des directeurs des Ecoles Françaises d'ingénieur
  • NEW COURSE: opens on Thursday 18 October 2018
  • 10 jobseekers with PhDs in diverse disciplines followed this programme from  December 2017 to May 2018
  • 70% participants secured employment upon course completion (50 % permanent contracts, 20 % fixed-term contracts)


Open to:

  • PhD students
  • PhD-qualified jobseekers

4 modules:

  1. How a business works: R&D organization, intellectual and industrial property, labour law - HR management, introduction to entrepreneurship / intrapreneurship, innovation, real business problem to solve.
  2. Self-management: Identify one's management style, emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication, time management and prioritisation, career plan and job search techniques.
  3. Management: leadership workshop, (industrial) project management, introduction to finance, professional communication, meetings and interviews, drafting reports and patents.
  4. International skills: English for the workplace and TOEIC test, intercultural communication.

A three-month work placement follows the four modules.

Published on June 12, 2018 Updated on September 11, 2018