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Professional sports: Safran confirms its commitment

Human resources

Competitive sports and a corporate career can be a winning combination for both athletes and the companies that hire them. With this in mind, Safran signed a partnership agreement with the French institute INSEP this month.

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On February 10, 2017, Safran signed a two-year partnership agreement with the French Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance (INSEP). Under this agreement, the Group undertakes to provide long-term support to the professionalization of high-level French athletes.


The demands of Safran’s activities are similar to those faced by athletes in their preparation at the INSEP: team spirit, the ability to follow instructions, confidence, rigor, focus, and the ability to challenge themselves.


In concrete terms, the Group will present its professions to INSEP athletes and, above all, prepare them for professional interviews, while offering suitable training courses, in digital format (e-learning and MOOCs) or provided by Safran University. In return, the INSEP will identify and select high-level athletes who can participate in mock interviews and training programs offered by the Group.


In recent years, Safran has had several success stories. Béline Boulay, a fencer from the INSEP, received training at the experimental foundry at the Safran Aircraft Engines site in Gennevilliers (near Paris) in 2016. Romain Beugnet, a kayaker, worked on a fixed-term contract for Safran Aircraft Engines at the Corbeil site (greater Paris area) in 2015 and 2016. Both of them showed strong involvement in our teams, and Safran is pleased to commend them for their excellent work. Another example of successful integration for a competitive athlete is the rugby player, Clément Maynadier. An international hooker playing for the Union de Bordeaux-Bègles rugby team, he has also been working as an M88 technical support engineer at Safran Aircraft Engines in Bordeaux for two years now.