« Alternance Manufacturing » and « Alternance Aerospace » fairs are merging to become “Tech Alternance”. This fair will take place in a hybrid format in 2022 : a virtual format on May 10, 2022, and a face-to-face format in Nantes and Toulouse on May 12, 2022.


The merger of 2 recruitment operations

« Tech Alternance » fair was born from the merger of two trainees recruitment fairs : « Alternance Manufacturing », created by IRT Jules Verne in 2015 and « Alternance Aerospace », launched by IRT Saint Exupéry in 2018. Each operation addressed complementary business sectors and industries; thus, the two research institutes decided to merge them into a single multi-sector operation in a hybrid format. « Tech Alternance » aims to develop work-study programs in key industrial and technological sectors such as aeronautics, automotive, naval and energy, from the vocational training certificate (CAP) to engineering level.


Many partners

Tech Alternance is organized in partnership with many actors. SGPI (General Secretariat for Investment), Pays de la Loire Region, Occitanie Region, Nantes Métropole, UIMM Pays de la Loire as well as UIMM Occitanie, EMC2 and Aerospace Valley competitiveness clusters, University of Nantes, IUT of Nantes, EDEC, OPCO2I, GIFAS, Campus des métiers et des qualifications Aéronautique et Spatial d’Occitanie are supporting the project.
The operation is organized in partnership with some sixty training organizations (vocational high schools, engineering schools, IUTs, etc.) and offers more than 400 training courses and over 80 partner companies.


Identical operation

« Tech Alternance » fair works as in previous editions : candidates complete their profile on the online platform by filling in their study project as well as their referring training organization, allowing recruiters to view their profiles. The companies post their work-study offers to which the candidates apply directly online. Before meeting, recruiters and candidates will receive a schedule of their pre-programmed appointments. They will also have the possibility to conduct spontaneous interviews and to exchange without an appointment. Thus, companies benefit from a turnkey organization to meet candidates prepared by partner training organizations.



2022 edition, practical information

National Virtual Fair – May 10, 2022 : The show will be held via the web platform.

Regional face-to-face fairs – May 12, 2022 :

  • Nantes – IUT of Nantes
  • Toulouse – Aerospace Innovation Campus


More information

Visit the Tech Alternance website

See the Alternance Manufacturing 2021 report



Work-linked training in industry, an issue of sovereignty

Stéphane Cassereau, Director General of IRT Jules Verne explains:

IRT Jules Verne is joining forces with the whole local manufacturing sector, including the major historical groups such as Airbus, Daher, Naval Group and Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique, as well as the major schools and higher education establishments, to assert the importance of training. The Alternance Manufacturing programme, launched six years ago, is designed to give young people a taste for industry and to make its professions more attractive. […] Since its beginnings, IRT Jules Verne has been a fervent advocate of training and skills transfer in a broad sense. There is no doubt that disruptive technological innovations will only make sense if they are embraced by the future generation, whether they are operators, technicians or engineers.