Tech companies are continuously challenged to innovate to stay competitive. As a software and digital solutions vendor, lifelong learning fosters creativity, emulation and experimentation. It is vital for Berger-Levrault to develop relationships with students to learn new approaches and open up new perspectives for us. As a result of a fruitful relationship between students, schools and employees, we learn and undertake mutually.
Collaboration with students, universities and colleges strengthens our links and helps us grow together. There are various types of collaboration: internships, work/study, mentored projects, R&D, and the competition City’ZEN Challenge. Internships and training highlight tomorrow’s talent and enable us to identify our future employees. With research partnerships, we explore new scientific fields to better control them and integrate them into our solutions.
In 2016, Berger-Levrault launched the City’ZEN Challenge, an international and inter-school competition reserved exclusively for its partner schools and whose aim is to recognize, to support and reward the efforts of IT student in the development of innovative projects. And the principal way that Berger-Levrault supports students is through project incubation coaching provided to each finalist team by our employees.
In 2021 and for the next 4 years, the competition will take on a green dimension. Indeed, ecology is one of the most recurrent themes of our century. Berger-Levrault wishes to make contributions by putting ecology at the center of the City’ZEN Challenge. From now on, students will be challenged to develop Green Tech solutions, which will facilitate the convergence of digital transformation and the green transition, leading to a sustainable use of technology to serve the planet.
The City’ZEN Challenge by the number, 558 students have competed, 48 projects incubated, 10 partner-schools and 30 campuses in France, Spain, Canada and Morocco and 35 Berger-Levrault coaches mobilised.
To learn more about the competition, please visit the City’ZEN Challenge website.
"I have developed solid project management skills by contributing to the creation of a maintenance intermediation platform. The kindness and trust of all my colleagues facilitated my professional growth."
"I participated in defining the performance indicators for products in Spain. Today, I am in charge of maintaining the compliance of the management systems. My various experiences have enriched me both professionally and personally".
“Berger-Levrault boasts a wide range of skills and expertise. It's a veritable knowledge crossroads. For a student, the experience is priceless!”
“My experience at Berger-Levrault’s innovation unit allowed me to design and implement innovative methods to build a trustworthy artificial intelligence.”
“I had the opportunity to use my creative skills everyday in a caring and motivated team. This experience helped me build up my confidence and is by far the most career-building experience I’ve had.”
“People are friendly and kind-hearted; the environment is comfortable; I improved many professional skills and my French significantly.”
“After my internship in the HR service in Spain, I had the opportunity to stay in the company through a 9-month mobility program in Toulouse. An international and enriching experience on a personal, professional and cultural level.”
“I worked with the entire Spain marketing team during my internship. I learned a lot from a linguistic, intellectual and human perspective.
I was a true pleasure to work in the Madrid Office.”
“The various assignments have enriched my knowledge in digital communication. I enjoyed working with different people in a friendly and multicultural atmosphere. I will continue the adventure and redesign the website of CITY'ZEN CHALLENGE.”
“All means have been given to ensure that I am well integrated and I evolve throughout my mission. Today, I'm proud to have signed a permanent contract after my studies, which proves the confidence that Berger-Levrault gives to work-study students.”