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Orange launches the 11th edition of its Graduate Programme


* The Orange Graduate Programme, created ten years ago, is an attractive recruitment initiative for young graduates with high potential: engineers and/or managers from the best schools around the world. Each year, sixty graduates join the Group in this way to occupy posts with very high levels of responsibility.
* This year’s Orange Graduate Programme recruitment process is starting today with the opening of the online application system and will end in April 2012.

Information about the Orange Graduate Programme can be found on a dedicated web site: Eligible candidates can use the online application procedure to upload their CVs and cover letters. All applications must be received before 31 January 2012.

Selected candidates will take part in a multi-step selection process starting with pre-selection tests and followed by a telephone interview for short-listed candidates. The best among them will be invited to an Assessment Center in Paris between 27 and 29 March where they will be able to find out more about the Group and its activities. They will also have the opportunity to talk to former participants of the Orange Graduate Programme and Group managers.
A final recruitment day will take place on 12 April 2012 (interviews for available posts). The successful candidates will take up their new posts between May and November 2012.

During the recruitment period, an Orange Graduate Programme Facebook page will give potential candidates an opportunity to converse with the programme teams - as was the case for the 2011 edition. The Facebook page also lists the dates when they can find out about the Orange Graduate Programme in France or overseas either via forums or presentations about the programme on the campuses of their business or engineering schools.

Joining Orange means integrating a group employing over 170,000 women and men who, every day, support millions of digital customers worldwide. Orange’s networks, products and services are at the heart of the digital world. Through a variety of careers offered by the Group, the women and men at Orange are turning technical challenges into a truly human adventure.
All Orange internships and job offers can be consulted on the Internet or on mobile devices at They can also be consulted using the Orange Jobs smartphone application (available on iPhone and coming soon on android).

about the Orange Graduate Programme
Thanks to its graduate programme, which enables it to select young graduates to occupy posts with high levels of responsibility in the future, Orange wants to attract and recruit young talents to prepare for the Group’s future and to anticipate demographic changes.

Each year, 60 young graduates are recruited for positions based in France or in other countries of the Group. For example, opportunities of jobs in the UK, in the Dominican Republic, in Poland, in Spain, in Singapore or in China are offered in order to foster international careers. During their first five years within the Group, they will receive individual support.

- Jobs with a high level of responsibility
- Motivating and attractive remuneration packages
- 3 days in Paris to discover the Group
- Support from a former programme participant

- Thematic workshops
- Monthly presentations given by a Group director on the Group’s strategy, news, products, services, etc.
- Mentoring by a senior executive
- Possibility to hold three different positions in five years, one of them with a very strong international component

support and supervision
- Personalised career advice
- Visibility in terms of the Executive Committee (performance monitoring)
- Employee assessments adapted to the level of responsibility

a few facts and figures from 2002 (creation date of programme) to date
514 recruits
44 nationalities
19 host countries
59% have an engineering profile, 41 % have a business profile
42% are women
41% work or have worked out of their home country

About Orange
France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with 170,000 employees worldwide, including 102,000 employees in France, and sales of 22.6 billion euros in the first semester 2011. Present in 35 countries, the Group had a customer base of 217.3 million customers at 30 June 2011, including 143 million customers under the Orange brand, the Group’s single brand for internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the company operates. At 30 June 2011, the Group had 158.3 million mobile customers and 14 million broadband internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide. Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband internet services and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.

With its industrial project, “conquests 2015”, Orange is simultaneously addressing its employees, customers and shareholders, as well as the society in which the company operates, through a concrete set of action plans. These commitments are expressed through a new vision of human resources for employees; through the deployment of a network infrastructure upon which the Group will build its future growth; through the Group’s ambition to offer a superior customer experience thanks in particular to improved quality of service; and through the acceleration of international development
France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.
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