Apprenticeship Programs in Belgium

The Belgian government encourages and supports several apprenticeship programs, depending on the sector and the level of certification. Apprenticeship programs are a very good source for recruiting into technical positions for our site. They guarantee a sustainable and highly qualified workforce for the future. The system in place in Belgium is supported by the regional government, as this is an appropriate way to help young people to find a job.

Program Objectives

Our goal is to identify, recruit, and train talented young people and ensure a smooth workforce and succession planning at the manufacturing site. Young students learn on the job from experienced employees, who share enriching professional and personal experiences, transmitting expertise, and helping to align the student with the company’s culture and values.

Locations

  • Seneffe

Occupations

  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Quality Assurance Technician

Program Structure

Duration: Depends on the program and specification –—from 3 to 12 months.

Dual system: Learning in school (15 days/month) and at the site (15 days/months).

Contract Type

During apprenticeship: Specific student contract partially subsidized by regional authorities.

Time-line:

  1. Sourcing: March/April2.
  2. Interviews: May/June3.
  3. Onboarding: Depends on the program.
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