The importance of a solid theoretical training has been amply demonstrated regardless of the sector. All industrial and educational players now unanimously encourage periods of full immersion in a professional environment.
At a time when training of emerging talents is driven more than ever by the promotion of acquired knowledge in the field, CITELE Group is happy to integrate into its teams 2 interns from higher education : Jamélia BROWN and Maximilien KAPP.
Jamélia, Master’s student in international Business
With a dynamic and involved temperament, Jamélia already has a brilliant resume: after passing her high school diploma with honors, she joined a preparatory class for business schools which opened the doors to the Burgundy School of Business in Dijon in which she chose an English-speaking programme, with the objective of obtaining a Master’s degree in International Business.
Her predispositions for foreign languages (Jamélia’s mother tongue is French and English and also has a good level of German) represent considerable assets for her future success, just as much as her willingness to immerse herself at the heart of the professional world in order to better understand its expectations.
Thus, as she is perfectly aware of the relevance of a first professional experience, she decided to take a gap year in 2019 during which she completed an internship in external audit (FCRC audit firm), and an internship in management control (General Electric).
The last academic step of this promising path is the completion of a 6-month internship that will allow her to successfully validate her diploma :
“For my end-of-studies internship, my choice went towards CITELE Group for its international dimension, its rich experience and its inspiring development ambition. During my first 2 weeks at CITELE / SICTA, I was able to meet wide-ranging and competent professionals in a stimulating and benevolent context. I am very grateful for this opportunity and am very excited for the future” she confides.
Maximilien, Bachelor student in Business engineering
Originally from the Saverne region (Alsace), Maximilien was also surrounded by foreign languages, thanks to a bilingual education (French – German) until he started secondary school. He is now trilingual (French, German, English) but his thirst for learning and his taste for a change of scenery also pushed him to study Chinese, Spanish and Alsatian, of course!
After passing his high school diploma with the highest honors, Maximilien joined the Ecole Supérieure de Technologie et des Affaires (School of Technology and Business), with the aim of becoming a Business Engineer in the sport, medicine, or even textile fields even if he specifies : ”I stay open to other opportunities as each job is different. That is why I take advantage of periods dedicated to professional immersion to carry out internships in completely different fields in order to have a global view of the professional world”.
A maturity and lucidity that will represent for him serious assets both in his studies and in his future professional career, undoubtfully promising … as much as his ability to combine personal skills and teamwork, both in a professional situation and during his free time, since Maximilien assiduously practices sport (gymnastics, football, etc.), but also willingly devotes himself to others by involving himself in charities or even TeDx (Belfort).
This internship represents a new step for this 19 year old student whose background (which does not await the years to pass) deserves to be highlighted. He concludes: “For my commercial prospection internship, I chose to respond to the offer of CITELE Industrie / CITELE Group for its international development and more specifically for its growth objective towards the German speaking world.”
A training support policy in place since many years
As passing on knowledge and having access to fieldwork experience are crucial elements to the training of talents in the making, CITELE Group welcomes each year within its offices around 20 students and apprentices regardless of their qualification level or their preferred field, as part of the framework of discovery internships, academic internships and even apprenticeships.
In addition to the company’s commitment to Social responsibility by opening its doors to individuals in training and especially to young people, this approach also aims to promote industrial activity to this specific public, and to find future gems likely to integrate its teams when the time comes, as underlined by Daniel LARCHE, Director of Human Resources :
“The Group’s objectives through this approach are multiple : we open our doors to students so that they can discover the business world (organisation, activities, means of production, process, products, business life, etc… ) and take ownership of the reality of what their future profession will be. Our ambition is to participate in the training of these students by putting them in a position to deepen their training in real corporate working conditions. “