Emplois d’avenir: a new initiative aimed at school leavers

The Directorate for Research, Studies and Statistics (DARES) has put a spotlight on the situation of young people leaving the government Emploi d’avenir scheme, a training programme designed to help young people find jobs, just a few months after their training has ended.

The Emploi d’avenir scheme is in fact a novel solution to help create job opportunities and is an excellent alternative to improving the situation of those young people with little or no qualifications and who have difficulties in accessing employment. The scheme has been created to offer them a full-time and long-term job to promote their professional integration.


Emploi d’avenir, an opportunity for under qualified young people


The Emplois d’avenir scheme was created under the French law which came into force on the 26/12/2012. It aims to provide young people with access to a qualification and to benefit from a more favorable and lasting entry into professional life.

In the context of long-term contracts (up to 3 years) and in the nonprofit sector, jobs created through the scheme are considered to be innovative compared to other types of previous contracts.


One of the principal benefits of the new contracts is that they highlight the importance of training in the professional world while the duration of the provisional assistance period is also longer compared to standard CUI-CAE contracts (Single Entrance level contracts and accompanying contracts in employment respectively). For CUIs, the maximum duration of this aid is two years.


How are young people assimilated into professional life?


It is important to note that young people who remain in employment for three years benefit from easier integration into the workforce than those who have signed shorter contracts.

According to the DARES analyze n ° 019, published in March 2017, the success rate of those young people who remained for 3 years in the scheme is 58%. In comparison, the rate drops to only 46% for those who signed a contract between 1 and 3 years, and 37% for young people who stayed for one year or less.