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The V.I.E. programme at ALTEN – your career start overseas

Want to gain international experience as an European graduate aged between 18 and 28?

That’s no problem with the V.I.E. international volunteer programme (Volontariat International en Entreprise in French) run by Business France, the French Agency for international business development! This programme enables European graduates to work for up to two years overseas. The ALTEN Group offers you a host of V.I.E. positions outside France including many in one of our German locations.

Volunteers generally work for ALTEN abroad for twelve months and work independently on important tasks, mostly as part of projects. You will be fully integrated into the department and team. There are a wide range of employment opportunities at the group at the end of the V.I.E. placement. Our networked and international approach means you will get to know many areas over the course of your V.I.E. placement and acquire profound insights into what consulting involves on a day-to-day basis.

You will find current vacancies on the official V.I.E. website
There you can also apply for the programme.


  • You gain insights into the extensive portfolio of a development service provider
  • You will receive extensive support and coaching from your personal mentor
  • You will receive extensive support and coaching from your personal mentor
  • You benefit from working alongside an expert team who are on hand to offer support
  • You will receive attractive monthly remuneration based on your location which is generally exempt from tax and social security contributions
  • During your international placement you will also benefit from extensive social protection via Business France which also covers your dependents
  • You have access to employee conditions
  • Your professional prospects will be enhanced by your study placement


You satisfy the V.I.E. participation conditions:

  • You are between 18 and 28 years of age
  • You are a citizen of a European Economic Area (EAA) member state
  • You are a graduate
  • You can work for between 6 and 24 months
  • You have proved that you do not have any previous convictions
  • You have not taken part in an international volunteer programme before

You are our ideal candidate if you also satisfy the following additional criteria:

  • An appropriate field of study for the advertised vacancy
  • Good academic performance
  • Initial practical experience (e.g. through job-specific internships)
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to work independently and towards specific goals


  • Prepare a CV
  • Register on the V.I.E. website
  • Browse through our job offers posted there
  • Apply for the most appropriate vacancy for you
  • You can find additional application and interview tips in our job application guide

More questions?

  • For more information on the programme please visit the official V.I.E. website or the Business France website
  • Find out more about conditions and the application process in our FAQ
  • If you have any more questions please get in touch with the contact person in the specific posting or send an email to us at

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