Who is a Polytech engineer?

Inventing and building tomorrow's world: that's the exciting mission of the engineer.

In France, there are 750,000 men and women in this profession. It's a little-known profession, probably because it takes so many different forms: there are many engineering professions, not just one!
From design to production, from industry to construction, the engineering profession offers an incredible range of jobs.

Its main mission: to solve technical problems

First and foremost, the engineer's role is to solve technical, concrete and often complex problems. To do this, they draw on the solid knowledge acquired at academics and the know-how inherited from experience. The engineer must also take into account economic, time and quality constraints.

... But above all, innovating for a better world

Innovation means constantly striving to improve products, services and processes, with the aim of achieving both economic and energy performance. In this way, engineers take into account the notion of sustainable development and participate in the creation of new "green" technologies.

Engineer and manager

They need to develop human qualities: engineers work as part of a team, which means they need to know how to communicate and supervise. Open-minded, they know how to remain humble: they learn every day, with each new challenge.

A multitude of professions

Engineers work in a wide variety of fields. Almost half of all engineers work in industry, in sectors such as transport, aerospace, energy, food processing, chemicals, metallurgy, pharmaceuticals, etc. IT services and telecoms are also in demand, as are construction and public works. For several years now, the banking and finance sector has been a major recruiter.
Engineers can perform a wide variety of functions within a company, from research to production, from logistics to marketing. Combine functions and sectors, and a myriad of professions emerge: design engineer, quality, sales, purchasing, aeronautics, renewable energies...

Exciting careers

With one particularity: over the course of their career, engineers change jobs several times. Their initial academics allows them to leap easily from one sector to another (from aeronautics to automotive, for example), from one function to another (from a design position as a design engineer to a production position as a plant manager), supervising ever larger teams. Engineers are thus able to design careers that match their desires, and combine work and passion.