TOULON: Trades forum, the French Navy opens its doors to young people

On Tuesday November 30, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Toulon naval base opens its doors for the Marine Trades Forum.



Young people aged 16 to 30 are invited to meet the sailors and visit the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Mistral.
The French Navy offers a unique day that will allow young people to explore the professional adventure offered by the professions of the Navy. Visit of the PHA Mistral, workshops on the quay, discovery of training simulators, will allow young visitors to interact with sailors from all the forces of the Navy (surface, submarines, naval aeronautics, marines but also marine firefighters) and thus to better understand the reality of the seafaring profession. The presence of the Elles Bougent association will also be an opportunity to testify to some 30% of young women registered that the life of a seafarer is compatible with other aspirations.

At the close of registrations, more than 1,200 young people had planned to come and discover the trades of the Navy. 80% are high school students, the others come from grandes écoles, universities, or are looking for a job. To come and meet the sailors, 26 high schools from four departments will travel (13 from Var, 7 from Bouches du Rhône and Vaucluse, 6 from Alpes Maritimes).

The Navy is an employer with undeniable assets in terms of interest in the profession, quality of training and possibilities for development. This forum, by opening the doors of the Navy to several hundred young people, aims to improve knowledge of the trades and training it offers.

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