Work integration

If you are unemployed and are seeking to gain skills to help you get into the workplace, then we want to hear from you. The Bouygues Construction Special Apprenticeship scheme is designed to offer people like you a chance to gain valuable work experience on a construction site, supported and nurtured by people who are enthusiastic and passionate about their profession.

A social and economic responsibility

As a company operating in both urban and rural settings, and with the full support of our customers and public contracting authorities, we strongly believe that providing work and training opportunities forms part of our responsibility. One of our core aims is to give people who are unemployed the chance to regain their confidence and acquire a recognised professional qualification and to help them secure their first job or get back into the workplace.
In 2012, Bouygues Construction set up a dedicated committee made up of operational managers and human resources professionals to deliver on this commitment. Each year, across all our French sites, we are able to provide 500,000 hours of employment and training to people who fit the target profile.

Going beyond contractual obligations

Our approach on the ground goes well beyond contractual requirements and is underpinned by proactive initiatives, developed and shared with our public and private-sector partners. These initiatives take the form of direct job creation (work opportunity contracts, training contracts) or direct jobs available through our partners (temporary employment agencies and work opportunity companies).


Fabrice GIARD,
« An unusual way of recruiting »

« In 2008, I met someone from an organisation (the C2DI93 association) offering work opportunities, who talked to me about a project in the Rue de l’Ourcq in northern Paris that was being undertaken by Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France – Habitat Résidentiel. She introduced me to the site manager, who gave me a guided tour of the site, and explained the job to me. I started on a three-month fixed-term contract. I found the way I was recruited very interesting. […] I've been at Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France for four years now and I've learned a great deal, particularly with regard to safety. My foreman is a real stickler for safety, and he’s absolutely right. »

Anthony DUMONT,
« I’ve learned everything on site »

« I got as far as a high school vocational certificate in electronics, but studying wasn’t for me. That was in 2009. The next year, I really didn’t know what to do next. In 2010, I found temporary work in a demolition company. Through a local connection, I found out about the C2DI93 organisation, which specialises in employment opportunities. I met the site manager: we talked about the construction industry and what he would expect from me if I agreed to work for him. I thought that the method of recruitment was brilliant, because I had to sell myself directly to the site manager – it was between him and me. I accepted the job, telling myself that it was going to be tough. I was initially hired of all on a three-month temporary contract. I really enjoyed it and I’ve now got a permanent contract. […] I’ve been at Habitat Résidentiel for six months. I think I’ve done allright and I want to carry on working for the company, because I really like it here. »

If you, too, want to have such a rewarding experience and facilitate your integration into the labour market, simply go to your nearest young people’s employment centre. In every region, there is a Bouygues Construction site waiting to welcome you.