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CAREERS

of our graduate engineers

The 2020 jobs survey was conducted in January 2020 with 567 ENSICAEN engineers who graduated in November 2019, 2018 and 2017.

With an 82% response rate for the 2019 class, this survey is representative of the career prospects of science engineers from ENSICAEN.
Engineers who graduated in the past 3 years are surveyed once a year. The 2020 jobs survey reveals information about their employment and career development, 3 months after graduating for the 2019 class, 15 months for the 2018 class and 27 months for the 2017 class.

STATISTICS

Three months after graduating, 95% of our engineers from the 2019 class are in work or education, with 9% completing PhD studies and 6% in further training.

Percentage of students in work or education 3 months after
graduating

Employment status of our graduate engineers in January 2020

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2017 class

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2018 class

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2019 class

Employment status of our graduate engineers in January 2020

employment status in January 2019

MAIN BUSINESS SECTORS by specialism

ENSICAEN engineers work in a wide variety of industries depending on their chosen studies. Industry employs 31% of our graduates, information technology companies 29% and service companies 12%.

Project manager, R&D engineer, Consultant… ENSICAEN engineers work in a range of different jobs, and they change throughout their career, with 43% of our graduates working in a role with international links.

Main business sectors of our graduate engineers

IT

Information technology, computer engineering 57%
Consultancy firm, engineering 22%
Information technologies industry 11%
Financial institution, banking, insurance 6%
Teaching, research 4%

Electronics and applied physics

Consultancy firm, engineering 24%
Automotive, aviation, naval and rail industries 19%
Energy 15%
Teaching, research 7%
Other science and technology 35%

Materials-Chemistry

Automotive, aviation, naval and rail industries 40%
Energy 27%
Consultancy firm, engineering 15%
Chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics industries 14%
Teaching, research 4%

Materials and Mechanics

Automotive, aviation, naval and rail industries 42%
Metallurgy and production of metal products 21%
Consultancy firm, engineering 17%
Chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics industries 6%
Other industry 14%

Geographic DISTRIBUTION

Île-de-France is the main area of employment for our graduates. However the local Normandy industry remains an attractive location.

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Île de France

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Normandy

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Other region in France

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International

FIRST job

first job

An increase over previous years, 87% of graduates in work found their first job within 2 months.
Companies with more than 250 employees employ 29% of young graduates, and large groups with over 5,000 employees 30%.
The most common contract is a permanent contract, at 85%.

MAIN RESOURCES for finding a job

Main resources for finding a job for the 2019 class

The end-of-studies placement and apprenticeships help young graduates to find a job. In fact, 47% of graduates were hired by their host company!
Professional social media and personal relationships account for 35% of the resources for finding a job.

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Professional social media

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Specialist website

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Hired by host company (placement or apprenticeship)

CHANGES to annual salary

The salary of ENSICAEN engineers increases quickly in the first few years. After 3 years of work, the average salary increases by €6,000.

On average, expatriate engineers have a salary 40% higher than French salaries.

Changes to gross annual SALARY*

€38,000

Average gross salary on hiring

€44,000

Average gross salary after 3 years of work *excluding bonuses

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