Early career paths of pupils – 8 standard trajectories
The variety of professional paths taken by young people on leaving technical secondary education and starting out on their careers can be reduced to a small number of standard trajectories. These standard trajectories of professional integration comprise young people who have followed similar paths.
Eight standard trajectories have been defined for pupils with similar integration paths for two generations of new school-leavers (school years 2008/2009 and 2009/2010).
46% of these young people are on a path of rapid and lasting access to employment with a permanent contract.
Rapid, lasting access to employment with a permanent contract
Half of the young people obtain a permanent contract less than one month after leaving school. On average, they spend 34 of the first 36 months of their working lives in a job under a permanent contract. After three years, 94% are in a permanent job.
Examination success – a driving force for professional integration
Pupils who have obtained a qualification are 1.4 times more likely to be on a path of rapid, lasting access to employment with a permanent contract than those without qualification. The latter are 2.4 times more likely to be on a path of long-term unemployment and inactivity than those who have obtained a qualification.
Among those who hold qualifications, there are disparities in respect of the qualifications held. The chances of being on a path of rapid and lasting access to employment with a permanent contract are highest for pupils who obtained a CATP (DAP) or a DFEST (53% in both cases).