Enterprises-Alumni Job Fair 2016
The Embassy of France in India and the Institut Français en Inde, in collaboration with the Indo-French Chambers of Commerce and Industry, organized the Enterprises-Alumni Job Fair 2016 on Saturday, 19th March 2016.
New Delhi, 19 March 2016
This job fair is a platform for Indian students and professionals who have pursued a part of their education, internship or training in France to explore promising job opportunities. It will facilitate the meeting of potential recruiters with a diverse talent pool of young professionals who are polyglots from top-notch institutes of learning in both countries with multicultural experience, technical and managerial skills, and a solid understanding of corporate environments.
Participating organizations at this job fair include Airbus, Air Liquide, Business France, Capgemini, Danone, Egis, French Institute in India, Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Roquette Riddhi Siddhi, Safran, Veolia.
Over 1000 French companies are present in India, which employ over 300,000 skilled workers. France today is one of the top investors in India with an investment stock of more than 20 billion dollars – a figure that is growing rapidly. This provides immense opportunities for Indian alumni who have trained in France. These skilled professionals would be an asset to not only French but also other multinational companies.
France is the third global destination for foreign students. More than 3500 Indian students choose to study in France every year; a majority of them enrol for STEM courses at reputed institutes. Increasingly French universities and grandes écoles offer courses taught in English. CampusFrance, a French government agency for promoting higher education in France, which has 10 offices across India, guides students in their choice of courses and the procedures involved in obtaining admissions and the requisite visa.
The French government would like to welcome more Indian students to France. Since 2013, Indian citizens who have graduated from a French institution at the Master’s or higher level applying for a tourist or business visa for France, are eligible for visas with a long period of validity. Also, Indian students enrolled in French institutions can stay back for up to two years after the completion of their programme to seek employment in line with their area of studies.