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27/05/2011 | Paris – 27 May 2011

PSA Peugeot Citroën Reaffirms its Commitment to Hiring the Disabled by Organising its Third Apprenticeship and Handicap Forum

PSA Peugeot Citroën is organising its third Apprenticeship and Handicap Forum in Poissy, France on Thursday, 9 June, in partnership with three associations specialised in counselling disabled job seekers: Insertion Handicapés Yvelines 78 (IHY), Accompagner la Réalisation des Projets d’Etudes de Jeunes Elèves et Etudiants Handicapés (ARPEJEH) and Tremplin Entreprises. In all, 900 apprenticeship contracts will be offered at the Forum from the secondary to post-graduate levels.

A partnership to facilitate job opportunities for the disabled

With disabled employees making up 7.9% of its workforce, PSA Peugeot Citroën has gone beyond the legally mandated requirement. To take this commitment a step further, it is organising some twenty profession-specific roundtables at the Forum so that fifty selected applicants will be able to talk directly with managers who have positions to fill.

The partnering associations’ involvement plays key role in this approach. “We prepare the applicants upstream to help them learn how to present themselves and their project and show potential employers that their disability is not a barrier,” says Christian Rose, Director of IHY. “With this Forum, we are offering quality time with PSA Peugeot Citroën.
It’s a positive, win-win situation for both the young people and the company,” explains Boris Bertin, General Manager of ARPEJEH.

Recruitment based on recognised skills

The Forum is designed to make it clear to applicants, managers and employees alike that all individuals with equivalent skills have the same opportunities for hiring and career development at PSA Peugeot Citroën.
“Some one hundred initiatives have been launched in the Group’s various units, more than a third of them representing work-study contracts. PSA Peugeot Citroën is one of the most welcoming corporate partners for applicants looking for this type of contract,” notes Christian Grapin, Head of Tremplin Entreprises.

Breaking old stereotypes

In addition to filling open positions, the Group also intends to use the Forum as an opportunity to raise awareness among its employees. “Disability remains a basic issue in fostering a diverse workforce. Each success story helps break old stereotypes,” says Stéphane Gire, Group Hiring Manager.

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Media Contacts:
Caroline Brugier-Corbiere
Jean-Baptiste Mounier
Nathalie Collin +33 6 50 91 93 37 -

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