Training and integration of young people: Korian partners with UNML

Korian - UNMLKorian is recruiting and training across France. The company proposes 800 discovery internships, 200 new apprenticeship contracts and 1,000 permanent jobs for young people.

The Korian group, joins forces with the French youth employment network Union Nationale des Missions Locales as a part of an unprecedented partnership in the elderly care sector to be rolled out across France. The three-year goal of this venture is to encourage young people who have so far been excluded from the job market to train and work in elderly care careers. Longer life-expectancy means rising demand for care workers for dependent elderly people. Korian plans to anticipate future staffing requirements by offering training and stable job opportunities to young people. In 2017, the Group recruited 3,500 people on full-time permanent contracts in France.


As of July 2018, both partners will engage in three key undertakings: 

1)    800 elderly care taster placements in clinics and nursing homes.
Missions Locales counsellors will present the careers and training pathways on offer at Korian using the resources available, such as meetings, brochures, and short films showing care workers talking about their roles. Korian will then take it to the next level by providing 800 young people with practical insight; all 375 Korian facilities (clinics and long-term care nursing homes) will be running taster programmes by the end of 2018, with each facility hosting an average of 2 placement students.
2)    200 new apprenticeships for young people wanting to train in elderly care careers. 
Over the second half of 2018, Korian will be proposing 200 apprenticeships combining on-the-job and classroom experience so that young people that are aided by Missions Locales can train as care workers, healthcare assistants or cooks. Korian will be working alongside its partners at training centres that have introduced purpose-built classroom modules. Korian introduced the first class for apprentice healthcare assistants at the Propreté INHNI training school in France’s Centre region in September 2017, with a second class set to open in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region in September 2018. These “Korian class” training modules cover the geriatric environment and relationships with residents and their families.
3)    1,000 full-time permanent positions for young people.
Over the next 12 months, Korian aims to recruit 1,000 young people aged under 26 on full-time permanent contracts, with job offers being streamed through the Missions Locales network.
Aspiring candidates will only be able to apply through their Mission Locale, and each Korian facility will appoint its own Missions Locales liaison officer to facilitate coordination.

Korian is offering training and employment opportunities for motivated young people even if they don’t have any qualifications to begin with. What’s most important to us is that they have the personal qualities and outlook that are needed to work with elderly people and enjoy a rewarding career with us. Our partnership with Missions Locales will allow us to inform motivated young people about the types of job we offer, and guide them towards stable employment” says Sophie Boissard, CEO of the Korian group.

Missions Locales monitor shortage occupations and local job vacancies and work with businesses prior to the recruitment stage to ascertain their needs, then dovetails young people’s job aspirations with the business’s requirements. They prepare young people before they enter the workforce and provide support once they are in the job by staying in contact with both the worker and the employer. This is all part of our service offering. We are very pleased about this partnership with Korian which fits perfectly with our goal of helping young people to find long-term employment based on personal support and training” explains UNML Chairman Jean-Patrick Gille.

Youth recruitment figures at Korian

  • 20,000 full-time permanent employees in France (out of 49,000 in the Group’s four European countries) in care, hospitality, catering and administrative roles.
    • 23% of the current workforce is under 29.
    • 3,500 full-time permanent new hires each year, of which 1,000 are under 26.
    • 2,000 taster placement students (covering all types of training programmes).
    • 200 work-study apprentices, ranging from vocational courses to Master’s degrees, with a further 200 apprenticeships being introduced for Missions Locales candidates.