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Preparation for working life

Are you wondering what life will be like for you after school, for example in vocational training or self-employment? Would you like information to help you prepare?

The APTE-Senegal project (Amélioration des Performances de Travail et d’Entreprenariat) supports you with the transition between school and working life:

  • You can take part in training that is designed to help you meet employers' expectations.  
  • You can learn technical and practical skills for working life (through work placements, courses, open days, and more). In some regions, the focus is on agriculture, while in others, it’s on mining and industry.
  • You can exchange ideas with representatives from the private sector.
  • You’ll learn more about the demands of working life.
  • You can join entrepreneurship clubs that enhance your career.

 
This project is being run at 50 technical and vocational colleges and at 200 middle schools in the following six regions: Diourbel, Kédougou, Kolda, Sédhiou, Thiès and Ziguinchor.  

The project is implemented in cooperation with partners such as the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and local partners (Caritas Kolda, Caritas Ziguinchor, Jeunesse et Développement and YMCA).

Worth knowing Diourbel, Kédougou, Kolda, Sédhiou, Thiès and Ziguinchor regions French this service is free of charge. young pupils and learnersAge: participants must be between 13 and 25 years old.Requirements: you must be enrolled in one of the formal middle schools or in a vocational training centre in order to participate.
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Vocational reintegration

The French migration agency in Senegal, OFII, provides help with starting a business and launching a new career.

Their services include:

  • Training courses on business start-ups
  • Training courses on personal and career development
  • Help with finding suitable job offers
  • Job placement
Worth knowing throughout Senegal French free of charge returnees
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Job opportunities for returnees and young people

The Senegalese Association for the Support of Decentralisation and Citizens' Initiatives (ASADIC-TAATAAN) helps returnees and young people to earn a living.

Their services include:

  • Advice on starting a business
  • Coaching sessions for entrepreneurs
  • Job placement
Worth knowing Dakar, Kaolack, Louga and Kolda French free of charge returnees and young people
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Job placement and starting a business

The Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development Assistance (ACTED) helps people gain access to training and healthcare.

Their services include:

  • Training courses on business start-ups
  • Training courses on personal and career development
  • Help with finding suitable job offers
  • Job placement
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Jobs in NGOs

On these websites you will find jobs in specific projects:

  • with non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • in the humanitarian field
  • in development cooperation.

The websites have all the information you need on:

  • job vacancies
  • who to contact
  • deadlines.

You can use the websites free of charge.

Worth knowing Free of chargeFor more information, you can contact the Senegalese-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (CSAEM) directly.
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Jobs in the public sector

The ‘Fonction Publique’ (civil service) website advertises jobs in the public sector. To look for a job you will need to register on the ‘Plateforme de Gestion des Demandes d'Emploi’ website, which is a platform for job-seekers. You can create a personal profile. Be sure to keep your contact details up-to-date so that you can be notified when a suitable job comes up.

If you would like to apply for a specific job, you will have to send in your CV and a covering letter. The website is operated by the Ministry of Public Service. You have to be at least 18 years old. You can use the website free of charge.

Worth knowingAge: 18 or over Free of chargeFor more information, you can contact theSenegalese-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (CSAEM) directly.Requirements: no previous convictions or sentences; appropriate skills for the job
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Jobs in different fields

Websites such as ‘Wutiko’ or ‘Concoursn’, for example, have a lot of job adverts. They include all types of work.

They also explain how to apply for the jobs. You can also see what the application deadlines are.

You can use all of these websites free of charge. But you will need to register to use some of them.

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Technical jobs

You can use the International Staffing Company to look for jobs and send in applications. There is a range of technical jobs.

The website is in English and French. You can use the website free of charge.

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International Staffing Company

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