Broaden Horizons with
the “IFPEN and Axens Program” 20.05.2016
The “IFPEN and Axens Program”, launched in 2006, aims at enabling Axens young engineers to develop a wider relationship with IFPEN employees and new useful skills. This program helps them to learn more about IFP Energies nouvelles (Axens’ parent company) and ensures a continuous link between the two companies.
Each year, several junior process engineers who completed an Axens internship or apprenticeship, are chosen to join the program. They are assigned to the Solaize research site for a period of 24 months.These engineers demonstrated a strong desire to acquire new knowledge and to know more about IFPEN activities in order to be selected.
The objective is to involve the selected engineers in the same kind of subjects that they already covered within Axens, but in a more industrial context. They participate in research work. Results are part of new product development projects.
Even though the young engineers are based in Solaize and fully integrated in the IFPEN teams, they continue to maintain contact with Axens, thanks to theirs mentors, whose role is to provide them with guidance, answer their questions and keep them informed about news at Axens.
They are assigned to a position decided during an annual review with Axens Human Resources, according to Axens’ needs, as well as the young engineers’ wishes and experience. Finally, this program is an opportunity to enhance in-house engineer integration.