Through a proactive social inclusion policy, Safran affirms our commitment to providing opportunities for people from underserved communities, especially youth, to enter the corporate environment, and receive guidance, professional training and ultimately employment.
Giving everyone a chance
Safran takes an active role in all national initiatives designed to foster inclusion. For example, we support the Employment and Diversity Forum organized by the association IMS-Entreprendre pour la cité ("Entrepreneurs and the hood"), a network of over 200 companies. This day-long event features job interviews with candidates from underserved neighborhoods.
Safran is also a partner in the Jeunes d'Avenirs ("Youth with a Future") show, which provides guidance, training and employment opportunities for young people from 16-25 with few prior qualifications.
Safran supports students from modest backgrounds, through actions such as Ma caméra chez les pros ("Shooting the pros"), which supports young high-school students from priority neighborhoods. They are given the opportunity to shoot a film on jobs with a future in their region. Another program, Une grande école, pourquoi pas moi? ("University? Why not me?") is designed to help students from underserved neighborhoods continue their education at university level.
In June 2013, Safran signed the Entreprises et Quartiers charter ("Companies and Neighborhoods"), marking our commitment to employment and economic development of targeted neighborhoods in our employment regions, especially four pilot departments in France (Essonne, Haute-Garonne, Meuse and Val d'Oise).
At the same time, we are continuing partnerships with associations such as Frateli, which provides mentoring for high-potential students from modest backgrounds. About 60 Safran employees to date have volunteered to be mentors to these bright kids. They organize guided visits to our production facilities, coaching and job dating with Safran's recruiters, etc.
Safran is also a partner in the program Aéronautique du coeur ("Aerospace has a heart"), designed to support the professional integration of persons having taken the integration workshops provided by the Restos du Coeur humanitarian association. Since September 2011, Safran companies have welcomed about 30 of these interns.