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Apprentice
An apprentice is a person who learns the skills of a specific career by receiving on-the-job training from someone who is already an expert.
Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships offer the opportunity to gain experience by combining theoretical study with extensive on-the-job training.
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Bachelor
An academic degree conferred by a college or university after a person has completed the undergraduate curriculum.
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CIFRE
The Conventions Industrielles de Formation par la Recherche (CIFRE) is a three year contract between Airbus, a research laboratory and a student. It offers students in France the possibility to do research on specific subjects, combining fundamental approaches with the development of practical solutions in response to the company’s needs.
Contrat de Professionnalisation
The Contrat de Professionnalisation is a French contract that combines theoretical learning with practical experience and training.
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Duales Studium
Dual Studies are a three to four year education contract that offers students in Germany the opportunity to gain experience by combining theoretical study with extensive on-the-job training.
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Graduate
A person who has received a degree from a university or college.
Graduate programmes
Educational programmes for individuals who have already obtained their basic degree, including those studying for a postgraduate degree or vocational diplomas.
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Intern
An undergraduate student undergoing supervised work experience.
Internship
An internship offers students an insight into the working world of aviation and gives them professional experience during their studies.
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Masters
An academic degree conferred by a college or university upon those who complete at least one year of prescribed study beyond the bachelor's degree.
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PhD
The PhD is a three year contract between Airbus, a research laboratory and a student. It offers students the possibility to do research on specific subjects, combining fundamental approaches with the development of practical solutions in response to the company’s needs.
PROGRESS
The PROfessional and GRaduate Entry Support Scheme (PROGRESS) is a 24-month programme, launched by EADS (the Airbus Group’s predecessor), to support the highest calibre graduates and early career professionals. It is aimed at those who are eager to gain international experience in the aeronautic, defence and space sectors.
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Training programme
A programme that has been designed to deliver training in specific skills.
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VIE
The Volunteer for International Experience (VIE) Programme is an international initiative sponsored by the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Employment. It offers early career professionals the opportunity to have valuable paid work experience abroad.
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Work experience
Experience gained while employed in a specific field or occupation.