Every year, between 2,000 and 3,000 young students and graduates aged 18 to 28 sign up for France’s VIE international internship program (International Corporate Volunteer Program).
The program provides rewarding work experience through temporary assignments lasting 6 to 24 months, which in 50% of cases leads to a job offer from the host company. Since 2002, Servier has provided placements for no fewer than 257 young interns in 33 countries. Top destinations include countries as Ireland, Belgium and the Czech Republic, as well as some further afield like Brazil, Panama and Barbados. More than 50% of assignments involve marketing positions. Others focus on market analysis, finance, new technologies and quality. 84 young interns are currently on VIE placements with Servier and 35 new contracts are now being drawn up.