We have a wide remit of international training activities, please select from below : 

Training with the Compagnons du Devoir gives opportunities for companies to develop in the face of an ever-changing market. We offer tailored support for 30 trades in 6 different sectors.

Support for companies

We provide expertise and advice to professionals helping them gain knowledge of their business environment, anticipate the evolution of companies and their core business, offering individualised mentoring, and better performance management.

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training offered by the Compagnons du Devoir aims to set up a knowledge transfer/distribution/exchange culture amongst professionals. This transmission process optimises the development of a state, a training center, an NGO or a company in the sector and offers complete autonomy in knowledge management. We also monitor the quality of training by controlling the uptake of the skills transmitted by performing end-of-course evaluations.

Our tutors are business experts, who have predominantly completed journeyman training via the Compagnons du Devoir and are from operational and managerial roles in the core business of the sector in question.

 

The key benefits

• Adapting the skills of employees to the evolution of jobs;

• Anticipating changes, opportunities and constraints for employees (diversification of activities, mutation of technologies, etc.);

• Organize and optimize HR management (recruitment, age pyramid, transfer of skills);

• Identify, mobilize and develop individual and collective skills;

• Improve your visibility in the markets of your sector in your country and abroad;

• A guarantee of quality of service translated by a valuation of margins;

• Maintain a leading position while optimizing own performance;

• Strategic reorientation.

 

Audit and Project Feasibility

In order to better evaluate a company’s needs, our teams can provide companies with in-house structural analysis, conference facilitation, preparation of educational materials, proposal of educational programs, etc. All these elements allow us to offer you a quality service that is accredited by the ISO 9001 certification.

A training plan can be offered at the end of this diagnosis.

Making contributions from abroad for the general interest of the Compagnons du Devoir and the Tour de France

"Patronage without frontiers" is possible provided that donors respect the regulatory and legal framework that the Association of the Compagnons du Devoir and the Tour de France is dependent on.  If the translation of "patronage" proves to be tedious between countries, we have different tools for everyone - regardless of their place of residence in Europe, the amount of their generosity and the form of patronage (skills, in kind), can contribute to our programme of general interest from abroad and especially from a European country.  We have a policy of international patronage which explains tax deductibility of donations to organizations of general interest, not exclusively reserved for organizations in the national territory[1]

 

  • For donors (private individuals or companies) located in overseas French territories

A Franco-French gift is subject to the rules of French law throughout France.

 

  • For a private donor, it is an income tax reduction equal to 66% of the amount of the donation up to a limit of 20% of its taxable income (CGI, article 200).
  • For a company, a tax reduction equal to 60% of the value of the given amount is applied, up to a limit of 0.5% of turnover excluding tax (CGI, article 238 bis).

 

  • For donors located in Europe

The Fondation de France, which is a member of the TGE (Transnational Giving Europe) network, after accepting our application, has allowed us to mobilize resources on a European scale since June 2017 from Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, United. These are agreements of reciprocity between "referent" foundations.[2].

The donor addresses the partnership and patronage service of the Compagnons du Devoir, which consults the Fondation de France. The latter with the partner foundation is responsible for editing the tax receipt for the donor. 

  • The donor will then benefit from the tax advantages provided for by the legislation of his country of residence. It should be noted that if the company located abroad is subject to tax in France, it will be able to benefit from French schemes.
  • TGE, created in 1999, offers a fast, accurate and transparent system for all donors (private or corporate) in Europe.

 

  • For donors located outside the European zone  

With the exception of the special legal status "American Friends of", so far non-existent among the Compagnons du Devoir, it is difficult to give from a non-European country. Donors outside Europe will not be able to claim a tax reduction in their country of origin. On the other hand it is possible to go through a Foundation whose activity is international to contribute to the programme of general interest of the Companions of the Devoir. An international company that has a permanent business in France and is subject to corporation tax in France, will receive a tax reduction.


[1] Decree No 2011-225 of 28 February 2011 laying down the conditions for the application of Article 4a of Articles 200 and 238a and I of Article 885-0 Va A of the General Tax Code for gifts and payments made to Organizations whose headquarters are in a Member State of the European Union or a party to the European Economic Area. https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/eli/decret/2011/2/28/EFIE1100170D/jo 

Mobility actions

Les Compagnons du Devoir believe transnational mobility is one of the most important ways of acquiring new competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) in order to improve the participants’ personal development and employability in the European labour market. For this reason our main objective is to offer quality programmes so that participants get the maximum benefit from their training and personal experiences through our training centres.

 

As a vocational training organisation, Les Compagnons du Devoir has extensive experience in the overall organisation of mobility projects abroad and has obtained the Erasmus + VET Charter in 2016. 

Apprentices training with us in France have a short 3-week work placement abroad as part of their basic training.  As part of the “journeyman” curriculum, trainees spend a year working abroad, to develop their knowledge and understanding of other cultures, languages and work environments. Trainees also have the opportunity to participate in our specialized international training courses. Since 2004, almost 15000 apprentices and more than 6250 journeymen went abroad.

Read more about mobility projects: cf. docs Mobility action

Thanks to a large network of training centres and companies, we can also host trainees from abroad and provide qualified work placements and training experiences, able to enhance the professional competences of the participants. 

Long Mobility Project for Apprentices

As part of a pilot project supported by the European Commission, Les Compagnons du Devoir has been coordinating a consortium of more than 30 training centers in 12 European countries since September 2016. The aim is to test the ways in which apprentices can start training alternately in another EU country for 6 to 12 months. Beyond participating in the upgrading of the image of apprenticeships and giving the same mobility opportunities to apprentices as to higher education students, this project lays the foundations for a European learning framework.