The INSTN helps its graduates to get jobs requiring level qualifications Bac+1 (post-secondary professional certificate in Radiation Protection for technicians) to Bac+6/7 (specialised engineering degree in Nuclear Engineering, or a qualification diploma in Radiological and Medical Physics). This also applies to intermediate levels such as Bac+2 (the BTS CRIATP advanced technician degree) or Bac+3 (vocational bachelor’s degrees) and Bac+4/Bac+5 (master’s degrees).
Each year, the INSTN’s programme managers conduct a survey with young people 6-months after they graduate. Information requested includes the employer’s name and address, the job type/status, job tasks and the date of recruitment. Profiles with as much detail as possible are encouraged.
85% of young people graduating in the 2012-2013 academic year were in work (permanent, fixed-term employment contracts, PhD’s or the French VIE volunteering for international experience programme) 6-months after obtaining their degrees or diplomas. This figure reflects a stable situation in the job market and is better than that of engineers (Source: IESF 2014, 75% net employment rate), although the community of young INSTN graduates is not just made up of engineers.
Training courses in radiation protection rapidly lead to jobs. 74% of technician diploma graduates, 77% of BTS CRIATP senior technician degree graduates and 83% of European EMRP Master’s degree graduates, have permanent employment contracts. As for the AGEDDEN vocational bachelor’s degree specialising in the nuclear environment, the first 11 graduates are working, with just one of them continuing their studies. The employment of engineers specialising in nuclear engineering is consistently excellent twice a year (in March and September) due to double degrees.
Young people in work-study training are recruited more quickly than those having taken initial training courses.
15% of graduates continue to PhD-level, with solid scientific experience and propensity for openness to complexity, creativity and innovation.
In the first quarter of 2014, a survey by programme managers of students graduating in 2012-2013 provided a snapshot of graduate employment after 6 months. The response rate of young graduates was 75%. The survey targeted 23 academic programmes at the INSTN, three of which drew no responses.
Nuclear power providers