A Quarter Of French Young People Work During Their Studies

French Young People Work During Their Studies

Many are on fixed-term contracts or permanent contracts

And these jobs are not all baby-sittings (moreover essentially exercised by girls). 37% of active students work on a fixed-term contract, 31% on open-ended contracts, and 29% on apprenticeship contracts. The remaining 3% are not employees or have not specified their type of employment.

Summer jobs account for only 5% of student employment.

56% of the students surveyed have an activity related to their studies. The others are mostly cashier, salesman, waiter, supervisor or teacher of private lessons.

They often work more than 3 days a week

The workload of active students is particularly high. 80% of them work at least three days a week. On average, the working hours of these students are 28 hours 45.

Students whose job is unrelated to their studies are 73% working an average of 23 hours per week. 61% of them are part-time.

Implications for results?

The Ministry of Labor also notes that the activities “most disconnected from studies, exercised regularly or intensely, can have significant repercussions on the conditions of study and their success”.

At the beginning of May, a report from the Observatoire de la vie étudiante indicated that 46% of students declared in 2016 to engage in paid work in parallel with their studies. 17.7% felt that this had a negative impact on their results.