PSA Peugeot Citroën Participates in France’s First Industry Week
PSA Peugeot Citroën is participating in France’s first Industry Week, with events held around the country from 4 to 10 April.
Working in liaison with French metal industry association UIMM, all of the Group’s sites are organising events with a priority focus on young people, their parents and the academic community. Examples include getting-to-know our professions events, job workshops, conferences, production plant visits and open houses for orientation counsellors.
PSA Peugeot Citroën intends to showcase its involvement in local communities to stakeholders across the French auto industry, including suppliers, professional associations, trade unions, automotive clusters and local public institutions.
The events are designed to show that carmaking is an industry of the future, and that PSA Peugeot Citroën can offer a wide diversity of professions capable of meeting all sorts of expectations.
Through its participation in Industry Week, PSA Peugeot Citroën is pursuing its ambitious youth outreach programme. In 2011, for example, the Group will welcome some 5,300 young people in France, of which 2,600 through work-study agreements.
At the same time, the Group has resumed its active hiring policy, taking on board 2,700 new people in France in 2010 and planning to hire 4,000 people under permanent contracts in 2011.
This commitment to hiring young people is responding to a major challenge in French society. The outreach programmes are giving young people real opportunities for workplace experience and a fulfilling career, particularly in industry, by enabling them to discover auto industry professions first-hand as well as the values of a large manufacturer like PSA Peugeot Citroën.
The latest news about Industry Week events organised by PSA Peugeot Citroën sites in France may be found on : http://www.psa-peugeot-citroen.com/espace_presse/semaine_industrie/index.html