Convention de Stage
For a placement (stage) in France you may need a Convention de Stage [a contractual agreement document often requested by French employers in order to confirm a working arrangement stating the responsibilities of all parties] signed by the company, university and student.
For outgoing Erasmus students only: the Study and Work Abroad Placements team (SWAP) are part of the International Office and can help further.
- Some students, such as those studying within the School for Modern Languages, are able to spend some or all of their 3rd year abroad working in Europe through the Erasmus work placement and teaching assistantship scheme
- Each year over 200 students will undertake a work placement in Europe
- Although students are responsible for finding their own work placements, the SWAP team will assist with providing Convention de Stages and general advice. The SWAP Team will also arrange pre-departure briefings to cover health and safety, insurance, academic requirements and personal safety
- Full details on working in Europe through the Erasmus scheme can be found on the Year Abroad website.
For all other Bristol students: please contact your Faculty Office in the first instance. Please note: the Careers Service cannot sign the Convention de Stage; your Faculty, School or Department should be able to validate your official student registered status.
Les stages Útudiants en entreprise - information published by the French Ministry of Labour, Employment and Health.
Further Careers Service information about international work and study is also available.