Finding work as soon as you finish your studies: it’s every young person’s dream. Yet in Italy, according to statistics, the unemployment rate for the 15-24 year-old age group can be as high as 24.5% (ISTAT data as of March 31, 2022). One of the reasons for this is the frequent mismatch between academic training and the professional skills required to work in a company.
In light of this, we have signed a memorandum of understanding with Roma Tre University to create a Higher Education and Research Apprenticeship program (as per article 45 of Legislative Decree 81/2015): for the upcoming 2022/2023 academic year, 15 students in their final year of the three-year degree course in Electronic Engineering will be hired, so they can alternate classes and study time with technical-professional training in the company. The goal of the program is to achieve a university degree enriched by training focused on technological and digital innovations, in line with the sought-after requirements to work in the electricity sector. Therefore, the university and our Group jointly redesigned the third-year study plan in an extensive and original way: the outcome is a profile characterized by skills and knowledge that meet the current needs of the production world, with a particular focus on businesses related to power generation and electricity grids in the current phase of the energy transition and the technological and digital transformation of work processes.
At the end of the Higher Education and Research Apprenticeship, participants will achieve a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering within the prescribed duration of the course and, in any case, no later than March 29, 2024.
This Enel program falls within the regulatory framework defined with the trade union agreement of May 10, 2021 on Higher Education and Research Apprenticeships for university-level students (bachelor’s, technical, graduate and post-graduate, master's and doctoral degrees).
Each "student-apprentice" is supported by a corporate tutor and a university tutor, who facilitate the integration of work experience and classroom learning (with additional classes on electrical measurements and machines, electrical distribution and production systems, and electrical system safety).
The initiative follows a previous edition of the program held during the 2021/2022 academic year, with 11 students from Roma Tre University who are now continuing their apprenticeship in the company and will graduate with a bachelor’s degree by March 2023.
Applications may be submitted until July 8, 2022, according to the requirements and procedures described in the call for applications.