Questions/Answers

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Our Answers

What types of internships can I do with a vocational school-leaver’s certificate or a vocational baccalaureate?

Arnaud
- Gennevilliers -
02/21/2013
What types of internships can I do with a vocational school-leaver’s certificate or a vocational baccalaureate?
What types of internships can I do with a vocational school-leaver’s certificate or a vocational baccalaureate?
Our reply
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In our industry, you will be able to discover the activity and organisation of a construction site through an internship. You will become part of a team of formworkers and you will be supervised by an experienced mentor. Depending on your abilities, you will be able to advance to laying out or topography. 
In our energies and services businesses, you will be able to find out about installing networks and industrial maintenance.

 

Do you offer international volunteer programmes?

Isabelle
- Dusseldörf -
02/08/2013
Do you offer international volunteer programmes?
Do you offer international volunteer programmes?
Our reply
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Yes, every year we offer between 100 and 120 opportunities for international volunteer programmes. The assignments vary depending on the international projects that are in progress. International volunteer openings can be available in site management financial control, engineering studies, methods and possibly procurement. International volunteer programmes are only available to graduates, and cannot be done during your studies. 

 

What can I do with a vocational diploma or a degree?

Ismaël
- Nanterre -
02/08/2013
What can I do with a vocational diploma or a degree?
What can I do with a vocational diploma or a degree?
Our reply
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It all depends on your specialist area. We hire people with vocational diplomas and degrees: 
- in the civil engineering, energy, maintenance and building economics sectors for professions in works, cost estimations and technical studies; 
- in the management and accounting sectors, in support roles for our construction sites or in head offices.

I do have professional experience but I have never worked in the construction industry. Are you interested in my profile?

Farid
- Villepinte -
04/20/2013
I do have professional experience but I have never worked in the construction industry. Are you interested in my profile?
I do have professional experience but I have never worked in the construction industry. Are you interested in my profile?
Our reply
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We recruit a variety of profiles, with different experience. Beyond your training, you will be appreciated for your personality and your capacity for committing yourself and adapting. This diversity is a factor in the strength of our teams and the success of our Group. 

I can’t find a job offer that matches my expectations. What should I do?

Henry
- Toronto -
04/13/2013
I can’t find a job offer that matches my expectations. What should I do?
I can’t find a job offer that matches my expectations. What should I do?
Our reply
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If you cannot find a job offer that corresponds to your current search criteria, whether for an internship, an apprenticeship, an international volunteer programme or a full-time job, you can send us your CV with a cover letter on a speculative basis.
In addition, you can also set up a “job alert” according to your search criteria. This will enable you to receive all the job offers matching your criteria in real time. 

I want to work in sales...

Pierre
- Vaucresson -
05/14/2013
I want to work in sales...
I want to work in sales...
Our reply
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We mostly recruit salespeople whose initial training is technical (engineering school, degree or masters in a scientific subject). Initial experience in a technical field is an advantage for starting out and developing in the sales branch: contract manager, commercial or property development, there are many careers open to you. Recent graduates from business schools can also work in property development.

What do you offer in the finance sector?

Anthony
- Bâle -
05/19/2013
What do you offer in the finance sector?
What do you offer in the finance sector?
Our reply
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At Bouygues Construction, finance professions are there to support operational activities (financial control, cash management) and in project development (financial engineering). We are now increasingly active upstream of projects and our added value comes not only on a technical level, but also on a financial level. We have been active for several years in infrastructure concessions and on the markets for public-private partnerships, both in France and in other countries.

Are you looking for workmen?

Michel
- Poissy -
02/20/2013
Are you looking for workmen?
Are you looking for workmen?
Our reply
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Yes, we are permanently recruiting people in all our businesses: building, civil works, energies and services. At Bouygues Construction, we call our workmen “site workers”.

Do you recruit architects?

Maria
- London -
02/08/2013
Do you recruit architects?
Do you recruit architects?
Our reply
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From time to time we hire experienced architects for design offices or to support our property development teams. These architects operate in a consultancy capacity on projects that use external architects and are responsible for achieving optimisation. On some medium-size projects, they can take direct responsibility themselves for an architectural design.

Do you recruit project managers?

Jessica
- Arcueil -
04/19/2013
Do you recruit project managers?
Do you recruit project managers?
Our reply
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By its very nature, the construction and civil works sector is project-focused. We have project managers in all our professions – engineering studies, methods, site work, etc. More generally, in view of our activities, all our employees must be capable of working in project mode, whether regularly or occasionally. 

Do you hire ex-interns?

Cédric
- Versailles -
02/20/2013
Do you hire ex-interns?
Do you hire ex-interns?
Our reply
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Yes, an internship is a great gateway to your first job. We take on 2,500 interns every year, and our ex-interns account for 50% of the recent graduates we hire. Interns take responsibility for their own integration. From the outset, we give you real duties and you develop your own professional network within the Group. It’s the perfect way to get yourself known… and appreciated! 
If you’d rather take your studies further, we will keep in contact with you to keep up with what you are doing.

Is Bouygues Construction recruiting?

Laetitia
- Nancy -
04/27/2013
Is Bouygues Construction recruiting?
Is Bouygues Construction recruiting?
Our reply
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Every year, we recruit between 2,000 and 3,000 new employees in France, of whom around a half are experienced. Our international operations also hire people in equivalent proportions. Our recruitment needs cover the whole Bouygues Construction value chain, and they are particularly strong in site work, sales and the design office. 
Even though the economic context has grown more uncertain, we are still recruiting so that we can continue to strengthen our expertise and prepare for the future.

Can you change profession?

Laura
- Argenteuil -
03/22/2013
Can you change profession?
Can you change profession?
Our reply
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Yes, there are pathways between our various operational professions: site works, methods, design office, cost estimations, sales. Functional mobility is also possible in operational and support teams. Mobility within our Group is a very strong value. We encourage our employees to benefit from mobility and provide them with support. 

At forums, how can you make sure your CV goes to all the HR managers?

Zack
- Vitry-sur-Seine -
04/30/2013
At forums, how can you make sure your CV goes to all the HR managers?
At forums, how can you make sure your CV goes to all the HR managers?
Our reply
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After your discussion with a student ambassador or a human resources manager,  who will circulate your CV within the Group, your file will be incorporated in our database of applications for a year. It will be accessible to all the Group’s recruitment professionals. After your discussion with a student ambassador or a human resources manager,  who will circulate your CV within the Group, your file will be incorporated in our database of applications for a year. It will be accessible to all the Group’s recruitment professionals. 

What is Bouygues Construction doing to improve safety?

Edouard
- Montpellier -
01/11/2013
What is Bouygues Construction doing to improve safety?
What is Bouygues Construction doing to improve safety?
Our reply
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Preventing risks is our priority. Many people working at the same time, sequences of tasks performed in a confined space and a limited time, the need to move large machines and tools… all are risk factors that have to be taken into account. We are committed to ensuring the physical protection of our employees and external subcontractors by a proactive safety policy. Safety is a frame of mind that we reward each year with safety trophies. We involve all of our employees in a broader reflection on working conditions, particularly by putting in place an ergonomics-based approach. Observation of workstations results in better identification of risk situations (accidents and occupational illnesses) and improved design of machines and operating methods. 

Is it better to start off working in the design office or on construction sites?

Annie
- Toulouse -
04/25/2013
Is it better to start off working in the design office or on construction sites?
Is it better to start off working in the design office or on construction sites?
Our reply
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There is no typical career path. It all depends on your profile, your career plan and the opportunities that are available. Our only advice is to choose the profession that suits you best! Later on, you will be able to diversify your career path and make progress through internal mobility. 

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