Terms of Sale

Term and Conditions and Legal Agreement between:

The company: Talent Developer with registered office at 36 rue du Mont Thabor 75001 Paris, registration number 889 114 328 00012 R.C.S. Paris.

Talent Developer shall also be referred to as T.D.

The client: A natural person or legal entity, individual or collective who uses the services or advice of the Talent Developer company. The client may be: an educational institution, a student, the student’s legal representatives, etc.

The clients shall be referred to as: school, university, educational establishment, intern’s school, Alternative Training Centre (Centre de Formation en Alternance, CFA) (or any other name given to the training establishment), intern, apprentice and/or student.

The student is 18 years or older and confirms that he/she has the full capacity to be take responsibility for his/her actions.

The general conditions established by Talent Developer are intended to define the contractual obligations established between the client and Talent Developer, as well as the conditions of sale. This document will be available at all times on the T.D. website.

We ask you to read this document carefully and then confirm that you have read it by agreeing to said contract.

TALENT DEVELOPER Terms and Conditions:

General :

The general conditions established by Talent Developer are intended to define the contractual obligations established between the client and T.D., as well as the conditions of sale.

The general conditions are available through your client account on the website and can also be requested at any time.

Please read these terms and conditions carefully.

All services, offers and/or reservations at T.D. are subject to these general conditions. Carrying out an internship or an apprenticeship contract at a company, or any other service requested from T.D. implies agreement with the following general conditions.

All T.D. clients are required to act in accordance with the rules and regulations established by this legal agreement.

Definitions :

Host Organisation or Host Company :

The host organisation or host company refers to any legal entity where the client carries out his/her period at the company. The host organisation can be a company, a Governmental Organisation (GO), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), or any organisation with a legal status authorising it to host the client.

These will always be establishments within the scope of all areas of expertise related to the hospitality, food service, and/or culinary arts and all departments therein (operations, business, client relations, marketing, HR, finance, etc.).

Period at Company: Internship or Apprenticeship Contract at Company :

The period at a company refers to a practical apprenticeship experience in which the host organisation and the student participate. The internship or apprenticeship contract at a company must be an integral part of the training program and a mandatory component of the student’s educational curriculum for the current year.

The period at a company lasts from 2 to 6 months for the internship, shall be annual for the apprenticeship contract, and is carried out in the fields of hospitality, food service, culinary arts or any other department related therewith, including: business, support services, administrative services, etc.).

The main objective of the period at a company is to allow students to have an experience in a professional context, to develop their interpersonal skills and know-how, to practice the techniques acquired in theoretical lessons, to communicate in French, and to integrate and develop a professional network.

Internship Agreement :

The internship agreement refers to the tripartite contract established between: the host company (and not by T.D.), the intern’s school, and the intern.

The internship is not governed by an employment contract. The intern is not an employee of the company and cannot act as substitute for such.

In France, an internship does not imply remuneration but compensation may be provided. This compensation becomes automatic and compulsory once the internship exceeds 2 months.

The internship is governed by the following legal texts:

Intern status reform by Law No. 2014 -788 of 10 July 2014.

Reference texts:

–  Law No. 2013-660 of 22 July 2013 on higher education and research

–  Law No. 2014-788 of 10 July 2014

–  Decree No. 2014-1420 of 27 November 2014 relating to the supervision of training periods in a professional environment and internships.

– Order of 29 December 2014 relating to internship agreements in higher education.

Apprenticeship Contract :

The apprenticeship contract refers to the employment contract executed between a host company (and not by T.D.) and an employee who is also undergoing apprenticeship training. It is governed by the labour code and by collective agreement with the branch of the host company. It is signed by the host company (and not by T.D.) and by the student, subject to verification from his/her training centre.

Company Offer :

The company offer refers to the job description/job posting for which a host company is looking for candidates. It includes the description of the tasks and duties for the position as well as the skills and qualifications required by the host company to fill the position.

The company offer will be recommended to the student, depending on his/her skills, the level of French required by the host company (which shall be at least B1 according to European standards), the course of the student’s educational training, and the student’s professional plan. T.D’s objective is to adapt the company offer to the student’s plan and profile.

Description of Company Package :

The Company Package refers to the various services provided by T.D. and/or its partners. T.D. acts as an intermediary between the host company and the client.

The package, also known as Service Provision, is divided into three distinct periods: before, during, and after the period at the company.

T.D. offers 3 packages, available in all of its marketing materials:

Future Talent Package

Future Talent Premium Package

Future Talent Premium Plus Package

« Futur Talent Package

For whom: French students looking for an internship or an apprenticeship

To support you before your internship or apprenticeship contract

  1. First interview, with no obligation on your part, in order to: Understand your expectations, your personality, your work skills and, most importantly, your professional plan. At the end of this meeting, we offer you a career plan to best achieve your goals.
  2. To continue with the process, you must: Complete your online profile, fill out and mail the requested documents, and pay the deposit for the selected package.
  3. Examination of your training program in detail in order to: Understand the skills that you will develop during the period at the company, then we contact the person in charge of your training, if necessary.
  4. Exclusive educational content: Access to the online course catalogue to help you create your CV, cover letter, and develop your knowledge of professional culture.
  5. Personality test: To be completed on your personal account to help us identify the company and mentor profile that suit you best.
  6. Application to company: – Examination and correction of your CV and cover letter so that they perfectly match the recruiters’ expectations – We select the company from our network that best suits the needs we have identified for you – We submit your application to the company, highlighting your interpersonal skills and your know-how – The company confirms its interest in your profile, then we ask you to pay the balance of the package – We provide you with the company’s contact information and set up an interview with its recruiter – We help you prepare for the interview by providing you with a list of typical questions, as well as the philosophy and expectations specific to that establishment.

To guide you during your internship or apprenticeship contract:

  1. Your future network: We invite you to a breakfast with all the students who are new during the same period as you. This will allow you to build a network of future international and French talents and to have an enriching and unforgettable experience.
  2. Company visit: We organise a visit to your host company with your mentor to take stock of your progress at the company.
  3. We support you throughout your period at the company: We contact you at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end to take stock; we remain entirely at your disposal throughout your period at the company.

To move forward after your internship or apprenticeship contract

  1. Meeting at the end of your company training: Organised on our premises to debrief you about your experience, we help you synthesise the skills acquired and promote them for your professional future, then we guide you in the development of your career and your future professional goals.
  2. The TALENT DEVELOPER website: You retain privileged access to your personal profile and to the TALENT DEVELOPER website and, as such, access to our exclusive job offers.

« Futur Talent Premium Package

For whom: Foreign students with a level of French above B1

To support you before your internship or apprenticeship contract

  1. First interview, with no obligation on your part, in order to: Understand your expectations, your personality, your work skills and, most importantly, your professional plan. At the end of this meeting, we offer you a career plan to best achieve your goals.
  2. To continue with the process, you must: Complete your online profile, fill out and mail the requested documents, and pay the deposit for the selected package.
  3. Examination of your training program in detail in order to: Understand the skills that you will develop during the period at the company, then we contact the person in charge of your training, if necessary.
  4. Exclusive educational content: Access to the online course catalogue to help you create your CV, cover letter, and develop your knowledge of professional culture, plus a “Welcome to Paris” booklet to best prepare you for your stay (helpful addresses, useful information, etc.).
  5. Personality test: To be completed on your personal account to help us identify the company and mentor profile that suit you best.
  6. Application to company: – Examination and correction of your CV and cover letter so that they perfectly match the recruiters’ expectations – We select the company from our network that best suits the needs we have identified for you – We submit your application to the company, highlighting your interpersonal skills and your know-how – The company confirms its interest in your profile, then we ask you to pay the balance of the package – We provide you with the company’s contact information and set up an interview with its recruiter – We help you prepare for the interview by providing you with a list of typical questions, as well as the philosophy and expectations specific to that establishment.

To guide you during your internship or apprenticeship contract:

  1. Your future network: We invite you to a breakfast with all the students who are new during the same period as you. This will allow you to build a network of future international and French talents and to have an enriching and unforgettable experience.
  2. Company visit: We organise two visits to your host company with your mentor to take stock of your progress at the company.
  3. Support during your period at the company: We contact you at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of your period at the company to take stock; we remain entirely at your disposal and a member of the TALENT DEVELOPER staff is always available in case of emergency.

To move forward after your internship or apprenticeship contract

  1. Meeting at the end of your company training: Organised on our premises to debrief you about your experience, we help you synthesise the skills acquired and promote them for your professional future, guide you in the development of your career and your future professional goals, then provide you with an internship certificate attesting to your experience in Paris.
  2. The TALENT DEVELOPER website: You retain privileged access to your personal profile and to the TALENT DEVELOPER website and, as such, access to our exclusive job offers.

« Futur Talent Premium Plus Package

For whom: Foreign students with a level of French below B1

If you are not too familiar with the language of Molière, our Premium Plus package has been designed for you!

To support you before your internship or apprenticeship contract

  1. First interview, with no obligation on your part, in order to: Understand your expectations, your personality, your work skills and, most importantly, your professional plan. At the end of this meeting, we offer you a career plan to best achieve your goals.
  2. To continue with the process, you must: Complete your online profile, fill out and mail the requested documents, and pay the deposit for the selected package.
  3. Examination of your training program in detail in order to: Understand the skills that you will develop during the period at the company, then we contact the person in charge of your training, if necessary.
  4. Exclusive educational content: Access to the online course catalogue to help you create your CV, cover letter, and develop your knowledge of professional culture, plus a “Welcome to Paris” booklet to best prepare you for your stay (helpful addresses, useful information, etc.).
  5. Personality test: To be completed on your personal account to help us identify the company and mentor profile that suit you best.
  6. Application to company: – Examination and correction of your CV and cover letter so that they perfectly match the recruiters’ expectations – We select the company from our network that best suits the needs we have identified for you – We submit your application to the company, highlighting your interpersonal skills and your know-how – The company confirms its interest in your profile, then we ask you to pay the balance of the package – We provide you with the company’s contact information and set up an interview with its recruiter – We help you prepare for the interview by providing you with a list of typical questions, as well as the philosophy and expectations specific to that establishment.

To guide you during your internship or apprenticeship contract:

  1. Your future network: We invite you to a breakfast with all the students who are new during the same period as you. This will allow you to build a network of future international and French talents and to have an enriching and unforgettable experience.
  2. French lessons: You will take two very intensive weeks of French as a foreign language (FLE) courses in order to reach the level of comprehension and communication necessary to successfully carry out your internship.
  3. Company visit: We organise two visits to your host company with your mentor to take stock of your progress at the company.
  4. Support during your period at the company: We contact you at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of your period at the company to take stock; we remain entirely at your disposal and a member of the TALENT DEVELOPER staff is always available in case of emergency.

To move forward after your internship or apprenticeship contract

  1. Meeting at the end of your company training: Organised on our premises to debrief you about your experience, we help you synthesise the skills acquired and promote them for your professional future, guide you in the development of your career and your future professional goals, then provide you with an internship certificate attesting to your experience in Paris.
  2. The TALENT DEVELOPER website: You retain privileged access to your personal profile and to the TALENT DEVELOPER website and, as such, access to our exclusive job offers.

Language school :

Language schools refer to any accredited language school that works with T.D. to provide language courses to the client. T.D. has selected a language school that provides intensive courses for two weeks and has set very precise specifications so that the student can benefit from intensive and relevant training during those two weeks.

T.D. requires a level of French of B1 or equivalent, demonstrated with a certificate. Level B1 allows students to communicate easily with their contact person. It is essential for the student to communicate well with his/her environment, his/her mentor, and the host institution’s staff. Communication will allow the student to fully understand the mentor’s expectations and to maximally develop professional skills during this period at the company. He/she will also benefit from the professional network in a much more active way by communicating in the same language.

If the student’s level of French is not sufficient to communicate fluently, but he/she has basic French, the FLE courses are compulsory. Two weeks of intensive courses are required of the student upon his/her arrival in Paris and before starting his/her period at a company.

The cost of the course is included in the Future Talent Premium Plus Package.

Partner or Service Company :

The Partner refers to any company, organisation, natural person, or legal entity employed or used by T.D. for its services. The objective is to help the student with his/her arrival and integration in France and to facilitate his/her daily life beyond the host company. T.D. is not responsible for these services, conditions, or prices. The services offered are: apartment rental agency, airport transport, insurance policy subscription, housekeeping/cleaning service company, SIM card, internet subscription, transport pass, cuisine courses, pastry courses, etc.

Mentor :

The mentor refers to any natural person appointed within the host company who will monitor and supervise the student throughout his/her period at the company. The mentor will assign tasks and duties to the student and provide him/her with support, explain techniques, and give him/her regular feedback on his/her work in order to allow him/her to develop and acquire skills.

Agreement :

The client acknowledges that he/she has read, understood, and agreed to the terms and conditions.

Articles

1. Client registration

1.1. Free registration with no obligation to purchase via the T.D. website or the school.

1.2. The student must provide his/her CV and a cover letter in an editable format (Word) in French or English and follow the steps listed on his/her client account on the website.

1.3. The client’s level of French must be sufficient to communicate during his/her period at a company in France. The client must provide proof valid within the last 2 years demonstrating his/her level of French (DELF B1 or DALF, TCF, TFI or TEF level B1). Failing this, the client must purchase the option that includes compulsory French language courses in order to reach level B1. T.D. cannot guarantee the internship if the client does not reach the required level of French, even if the client has purchased the option that includes FLE courses.

1.4. The client undertakes to provide all the information necessary for T.D. to carry out its duties and to communicate any information that may affect the successful completion of the internship or apprenticeship period at a company, his/her stay, or the placement process.

1.5. A health insurance certificate and a civil liability insurance certificate, a copy of the passport, visa, residence permit and/or valid OFFI sticker, as well as any other official documents may be required. Students from outside the European community must be in possession of a VLS-TS Visa allowing them to carry out their internship in France. Upon their arrival on French territory and depending on the type of visa in their possession, these students must register at the Police Prefecture to validate their visa by following OFII procedures.

Each student is responsible for this legal and official process and should be informed of and follow the requirements provided by their embassy and the relevant French authorities.

Any student who does not comply with the legal requirements related to a visa will not be able to start his/her period at a company in France.

Any student who does not validate his/her visa within 3 months of his/her arrival will be considered to have illegal status and will be subject to a fine.

1.6. T.D. reserves the right to refuse applications if: – the client does not provide the information requested within an acceptable timeframe – the client has been the subject of a criminal conviction for a serious offense or one incompatible with his/her entry into France or his/her offered period at a host company, or for any other reason that makes the client unfit for the period at the company – the client does not speak enough French to be able to communicate, even if the client has purchased the option that includes FLE courses.

1.7. T.D. reserves the right to reject the application of any person deemed unfit for the company internship program, at its sole discretion.

2. Talent Developer’s (T.D.) Obligations and Responsibilities

2.1. T.D. acts as an intermediary between host companies, partners, and the client.

2.2. T.D. undertakes to put the client in contact with the host companies according to his/her expectations, profile, area of expertise, program of study, skills, and professional plan, but also depending on the requirements, profile, and expectations of host companies.

2.3. T.D. undertakes to do its best to help the client secure their host company with actions such as: – training on the creation of the CV, cover letter, and expectations of companies in France, -reviewing and correcting the client’s CV and cover letter, – sending the client’s application to the host companies, – scheduling interviews with host companies interested in the client’s profile and willing to interview him/her, provided that the client has paid the initial deposit corresponding to the selected package, – reviewing and correcting any specific work required by host companies before giving an interview to the client or substituting the interview, – where appropriate, providing advice on how to prepare for a professional interview in order to maximise the client’s chances of obtaining an internship or an apprenticeship contract (coaching session and/or advice booklet).

2.4. T.D. assists the client with the signing of his/her internship agreement.

2.5. Once the student starts at the host company, T.D. undertakes to monitor the student throughout the period at the company by answering any questions and advising him/her as well as possible.

2.6. T.D. cannot be held responsible for the conduct of employees or the working conditions at the host company. However, T.D. undertakes to help the client resolve, to the best of its abilities, any potential communication problems that may arise with the host company and, in particular, concerning: duties and/or working conditions (See Article 7).

2.7. T.D. cannot be held responsible for the services provided by its partners. However, T.D. undertakes to help the client resolve, to the best of its abilities, any potential issues that may arise with its partners.

2.8. T.D. undertakes to be available for any of the client’s requests for relevant information.

2.9. T.D. cannot guarantee any placement at a company within a defined period. External factors (such as interest or availability of host companies, client conduct and speech during interviews, availability of accommodations, obtaining visa and approval, etc.) prevent T.D. from guaranteeing a specific date or deadline for placement. T.D. advises its clients to make their arrangements according to the time allocated for this search and to plan ahead in order to ensure every chance of success.

2.10. T.D. cannot guarantee the compensation of internships by host companies but undertakes to help the client resolve potential communication problems with host companies on this subject.

2.11. T.D. reserves the right to cease all cooperation with the client in the event that his/her profile, conduct, expectations, or plan do not correspond to the expectations and requirements of the host companies.

2.12. Once the client has accepted the company offer and paid the balance of the corresponding Package, T.D. undertakes not to make this offer to any other client.

2.13. T.D. undertakes not to disclose the client’s personal information to commercial institutions or to any other person or entity without their consent.

2.14. T.D. is not legally responsible for the client, neither on the premises of the host company, nor outside the premises of the host company.

2.15. T.D. is not responsible for any accident, injury, theft, damage, illness, loss, expense or cost incurred, or any risk that may arise during the internship or apprenticeship contract at a company or at the residence of a third party, including but not limited to the premises of the host company and the student’s accommodations.

2.16. T.D.’s maximum liability is limited to the amount paid by the client for the service provided by T.D. T.D. is not responsible for any additional costs that may be incurred by the client with external organisations before, during, or after his/her internship or apprenticeship contract within the host company or outside of it.

3. Client’s Obligations, Responsibilities, and Conduct

3.1. Internship or apprenticeship contract placement process:

  • 1.1. The client understands and accepts that by commissioning T.D. to find an internship or apprenticeship contract and any other related service, the client agrees to pay for the Package to which he/she has subscribed while respecting the deadlines provided for in the contract for the time T.D. spends carrying out the duties for which it was commissioned.
  • 1.2. The client agrees to follow the process step-by-step as described by T.D.
  • 1.3. The client undertakes to pay each invoice received from T.D. on time and within the jointly set deadlines for each service provided.
  • 1.4. The client acknowledges that any estimated timeframe provided by T.D. for his/her placement is for information purposes only.
  • 1.5. The client undertakes to inform T.D. of the start and end dates of the internship or apprenticeship contract provided for by his/her training when registering and/or during the first interview one of T.D.’s staff. In the event of a subsequent change of these dates, T.D cannot guarantee the offer initially found and will not be held responsible in the event that the host company rejects the new dates. T.D will not issue any refunds.
  • 1.6. The client agrees not to bypass the T.D. recruitment process to obtain an internship or apprenticeship contract directly from the host companies in the T.D. network within 5 years. This deadline applies to both the school client as well as to the students.
  • 1.7. The client agrees not to contact the host company directly without T.D.’s consent before paying the total amount due to T.D. for its services.
  • 1.8. T.D. understands that the client may be required to share certain information relating to his/her internship, apprenticeship contract, or accommodations with third parties (for example: the client’s training centre and/or parents). However, the client may not under any circumstances disclose the contact information of host companies or partners to any third party for purposes other than those necessary for the successful completion of the internship or apprenticeship contract (e.g.: friends, classmates, publication on social networks), whether before, during, or after the internship, apprenticeship period, or stay in the accommodations. Otherwise, T.D. reserves the right to cancel the contract that binds it to the client and to inform its partners in order to invite them to do the same for the services the client has commissioned from them (in particular, for housing.). T.D. further reserves the right to take any legal action necessary to protect the company’s interests.
  • 1.9. Once the client accepts the internship, he/she agrees to send his/her internship agreement in French or English by email to T.D. within 2 days of its acceptance by the host company so that T.D. can assist with signing. Otherwise, T.D. cannot be held responsible in the event of cancellation of the internship by the host company or non-signature of the internship agreement by the host company. If the student or the school does not have an internship agreement, T.D. can offer them a standard agreement in French/English.
  • 1.10. If the client (or their school or university or any other third-party representative) sends the internship agreement directly to the host company (by e-mail or by post), T.D. cannot be held responsible for the non-signing of the internship agreement or the cancellation of the internship by the host company.
  • 1.11. The client understands and agrees that there may be certain delays in the internship agreement being returned by the host company. It may take time for the host company to read the agreement, have it proofread by a lawyer, for the director to accept it, or to confirm the final internship dates, etc. T.D. cannot be held responsible for these delays.
  • 1.12. Once the internship agreement has been signed by the host company, it is the client’s responsibility to have their internship agreement signed with their university, school, or educational organisation and to upload a scanned copy to their personal profile. T.D. can in no way be held responsible for any failure on the part of the client or his/her school concerning the non-signature of the internship agreement.

3.2 Client Financial Resources:

  • 2.1. It is the client’s responsibility to have the necessary financial resources to pay for T.D.’s services. The client must ensure they have sufficient financial resources before starting the process with T.D.
  • 2.2. It is the client’s responsibility to be aware that traveling abroad carries certain costs and that one must have the financial resources necessary to live in the country. It is advisable to research in advance the financial resources needed to live in Paris.
  • 2.3. The client agrees that T.D. cannot be held responsible for any inconvenience or loss of income due to the placement process.
  • 2.4. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure that any compensation mentioned in the company’s offer during the interview and/or when signing the internship agreement, or when signing the apprenticeship contract, is obtained from the host company and not from T.D.
  • 2.5. In the case of applying for a Visa, and depending on different nationalities, the competent authorities may request a certificate of sufficient resources from the student.

3.3. Insurance and Client Conduct:

  • 3.1. It is the client’s responsibility to purchase liability insurance, medical insurance, travel insurance and/or comprehensive insurance. It is also the client’s responsibility to purchase home insurance when renting an apartment with one of our partners.
  • 3.2. The client is responsible for his/her own safety during the trip and during his/her stay.
  • 3.3. The client undertakes to behave respectfully during his/her time at the company, actively participating in the company’s activities by adopting a professional, efficient, and productive attitude and by representing the best interests of the host company, fulfilling all duties set forth in the offer.
  • 3.4. The client must comply with the host company’s code of conduct throughout the duration of his/her internship or apprenticeship contract. The student is subject to the disciplinary measures and applicable clauses of the host company’s internal regulations, and which are brought to his/her attention before the start of the internship or apprenticeship contract, in particular with regard to schedules and health and safety rules in effect at the host organisation. In addition, the client is required to respect the company’s culture and internal policies, which may be listed in a personnel manual or communicated verbally.
  • 3.5 The student agrees to fulfil his/her duties and to be available for the tasks entrusted to him/her, to respect the company’s rules and codes, its culture, and the company’s confidentiality requirements. The student agrees not to copy any internal documents belonging to the company without having obtained authorisation and not to disseminate the information he/she collects, except with the express agreement of the company.
  • 3.6. It is the student’s responsibility to respect the schedule set forth by the host company and to follow it. This may be updated regularly and modified according to the company’s needs. The student is prepared to be flexible and aware of the demands of the profession. The host company may ask him/her to change his/her schedule or adapt to its needs by working a few extra hours, as needed, and with little notice.
  • 3.7. The student is fully responsible for his/her actions throughout his/her period at the company and/or stay in the accommodations. He/she is responsible for any loss or damage resulting from his/her actions. The student agrees to indemnify T.D., the host company, owners, main tenants, apartment rental agencies, other service providers (taxis, cleaning services, etc.), any other third party who may suffer loss or damage due to the student’s conduct. The student must be insured for any damage or loss that may occur during while at the company or during his/her stay.
  • 3.8. The student undertakes to respect French law and not to endanger or cause harm to him/herself and/or endanger or cause harm to any third party. If the student does not act in accordance with the information stated above, he/she will be considered fully responsible for the consequences of his/her actions.

3.4. Documents:

  • 4.1. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase their ticket for travel and to obtain all the necessary documents for traveling abroad (a visa and/or a residence permit and insurance) and to be available on the start date of the internship or apprenticeship contract. T.D. cannot be held responsible if the client does not obtain their visa or any other document necessary to travel/reside abroad and no T.D. fees will be refunded.

4. The Host Company

  • 1. The host company is the sole decisionmaker regarding the selection of candidates for interviews. In order to be eligible for the internship or apprenticeship contract, the student must have met all of the receiving company’s criteria.
  • 2. The host company must provide work duties and tasks corresponding to those provided for in the internship agreement or apprenticeship contract, which are established before starting at the host company.
  • 3. Host companies are subject to and must comply with the law. The benefits provided by the host companies (compensation, accommodations, reimbursement of transport tickets, meals, etc.) differ and cannot be guaranteed by T.D. before signing the internship agreement or apprenticeship contract.
  • 4. The host company is liable for any bodily harm or material damages suffered by the student during his/her working hours or on the commute from home to the company. If the client caused the damage, he/she is liable. Some schools may also provide third party liability coverage for the student. As part of an apprenticeship contract, the client is covered by the same social security coverage as an employee of the host company, who is subject to the social security contributions provided for by law. The host company’s civil liability extends to the apprentice whether or not the latter caused the damage.
  • 5. All negotiations concerning schedules, bonuses, and holidays are held directly between the client and the host company. However, T.D. requests to be informed before any negotiations to ensure compliance with the request and to advise the client, if necessary.
  • 6. The student is responsible for his/her uniform for the duration of the internship or apprenticeship contract. Students must report to the host company with their own full school uniform (unless the host company provides its own uniform).
  • 7. The host company and T.D. confirm that no absences will be tolerated during the period at the company. If the student is really unable to go to the host company, whether for medical reasons or due to extenuating circumstances, he/she must notify the company as soon as possible so that it can find an alternative. Any medical reason must be demonstrated with a visit to the doctor and a medical certificate sent to the company as soon as possible. The host company will regard repeated, unauthorised, or unjustified absences in a very negative light and penalties may be determined, such as the termination of the internship or apprenticeship contract. Under these circumstances, the student will not be able to obtain any refunds from T.D.

5. Price

  • 1. T.D. reserves the right to modify its prices. However, services are invoiced based on the rates in effect on the date the client’s contract is signed.
  • 2. Prices are displayed in Euros and include all taxes.
  • 3. Prices do not include airline tickets, insurance, visa fees, excess baggage, airport taxes, food, public transport, excursions, additional activities, taxi rides, monthly rent for housing, pocket money, or any other expenses not listed in T.D.’s package.
  • 4. The student agrees to make the payments according to a specific timeline: a deposit corresponding to the selected package must be paid to T.D. upon signing of the contract. The balance of the selected package is due before the contact information of the host company chosen for the client is communicated and an appointment for the interview with said company is made.
  • 5. T.D. Prices:

Future Talent Package: 500 Euros, tax included (deposit of 30%)

Future Talent Premium Package: 900 Euros, tax included (deposit of 30%)

Future Talent Premium Plus Package: 1500 Euros, tax included (deposit of 30%)

6. Payment for Package: Deposit and the Balance

  • 1. Process
  • 1.1. T.D. receives the client’s request to search for an internship or apprenticeship contract through his/her registration on the T.D. website or via the student’s school or CFA. The student receives an offer for an appointment with T.D. to talk about his/her expectations and so that T.D. may propose the most suitable service to the client. If the client is interested in the service, he/she pays the deposit corresponding to the selected package after his/her interview. The client must also follow the steps and provide the documents requested on his/her personal profile.
  • 1.2. T.D. corrects the client’s CV and cover letter, prepares, and sends the client’s application to the host companies corresponding to the company offers identified and selected for the client.
  • 1.3. When a first host company shows interest in the client’s application and in order to facilitate contact, T.D. requests payment of the balance of the Package selected for and by the client. T.D. will not release the contact information or name of the pre-selected host company to the client until they have received the balance due for the package. The host company may express interest in the client’s profile and ask that an initial face-to-face or remote interview (Skype, WhatsApp, phone, etc.) with the client be arranged. Based on its internal recruitment process, the host company may also request from the client other interviews, an introductory video, written test, or other aptitude or skill test before making its decision.
  • 1.4. If several companies are interested in the client’s profile, T.D. undertakes to select the company corresponding to the client’s best interests based on the information provided by the latter during the various stages of the service.
  • 1.5. Some host companies accept applications from clients without a prior interview. In this case, T.D. requests payment of the balance from the client as soon as the client’s application has caught the attention of the host company. Once the client has paid, T.D. communicates information about the company who approved his/her application. This information will allow the client to make a decision regarding the host company’s offering.
  • 1.6. The client agrees to pay the deposit and the balance upon receipt of the invoice from T.D.
  • 1.7. T.D. sends all the necessary information to the client to enable him/her to prepare for his/her interview with the host company (advice booklet, name of HR contacts and mentor, website, and the host company’s contact information) upon receipt of payment for the client’s balance.
  • 1.8. It is the client’s responsibility to ask all necessary questions about his/her internship or apprenticeship contract (duties, start and end dates at the company, compensation, working conditions, working hours, place of work) during the interview with the host company or before accepting the internship.
  • 2. Payment and refund of the deposit and/or the balance of the Package:
  • 2.1. All payments are secure and must be made through the student website or via bank transfer. Bank cheques or cash are not accepted.
  • 2.2. Payment of the deposit and then the balance must be made within two days (48 hours) of receipt of the invoice.
  • 2.3. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure that payment is possible and can be made on time.
  • 2.4. As the prices of the services offered are in Euros (€), changes in exchange rates are not refundable or attributable to T.D.
  • 2.5. T.D. may use the services of a collection firm to secure payment for its services in the event that the client does not pay invoices sent by T.D. and the amounts due.
  • 2.6. Once the balance has been paid, if the client fails the first interview or test required by the host company, T.D. may arrange a maximum of 3 interviews or tests with host companies. However, the client understands and accepts that T.D. cannot undertake and guarantee the arrangement of further interviews or tests, as this depends on the willingness of host companies and their interest in the client’s profile.
  • 2.7. T.D. cannot be held responsible if no host company is interested in the client’s profile (for an interview or a test), but not having been able to provide the service, T.D. undertakes to refund the amount of the deposit received.
  • 2.8. If the client decides not to attend the scheduled interview with the host company, upon receipt of notice from T.D. for payment of the balance, the balance remains due to T.D. from the client.
  • 2.9. If the client decides to abandon the placement process for any reason (including because they have obtained an internship or apprenticeship contract outside of the T.D. placement process) before payment of the balance, the balance remains due to T.D. from the client.
  • 2.10. If the client changes his/her mind after being accepted by a host company (after or without prior interview) and refuses the offer, no sums already paid will be refunded under any circumstances.
  • 2.11. Cancellation of the client’s application for reasons including but not limited to: change of mind, loss of interest in the offer, waiting for interviews with companies not affiliated with T.D., finding a host company independently, change of dates, change of field of study, lack of financial resources, failure to obtain credits or any grant, scholarship, or other administrative documents (including but not limited to: visa, residence permit, etc.), or any other reason not appearing in the aforementioned list will not be considered a valid reason for not paying the deposit corresponding to the selected package or for requesting a refund.
  • 2.12. If the client’s conduct is deemed unprofessional at any stage of the process (e.g. sending documents late, improper conduct towards T.D., the host company, or any other partner), T.D. may decide to sever its undertaking with the client without the client being able to request a refund.

7. Change of Host Company or Package Refund:

  • 1. In the event of a problem with the host company, the client must contact T.D. right away in order to allow it to find solutions.
  • 2. If the client has not yet started his/her internship or apprenticeship contract:
  • 2.1. Cancellation of the client’s internship or apprenticeship contract for reasons including but not limited to: change of mind, loss of interest in the offer, waiting for interviews with companies not affiliated with T.D., finding a host company independently, change of dates, change of field of study, dismissal or expulsion from the educational institution, lack of financial resources, failure to obtain credits or any grant, scholarship, visa, or any other reason not appearing in the aforementioned list will not be considered a valid reason for not paying the invoice for the Package or for requesting a refund.
  • 2.2. The client understands and accepts that by contracting T.D. to find a host company and/or for any other service, T.D. allows for time to complete the work requested by the client. Therefore, T.D. asks the client to pay the selected package for the work completed and the time spent.
  • 3. If the client has already started at the host company:
    • 3.1. A client’s request to change the Host Company will only be considered in cases recognised by law, such as: – Sexual or psychological harassment. – Racial or religious defamation. – Inability of the host company to continue the training at the company. – Declaration of bankruptcy by the host company. – Failure to comply with safety or health measures likely to harm or affect the client. – Lack of correlation between the duties and tasks entrusted to the client and those specified in the internship agreement or the apprenticeship contract signed between the client and the host company.
    • 3.2. In the event of client dissatisfaction with the host company, T.D. undertakes to listen to the reason(s) and do its best to provide viable solutions for the client and the host company.
    • 3.3. If the client has any problems during his/her internship or apprenticeship period with his/her accommodations or any other service purchased through T.D., he/she must first contact T.D.,T.D. will investigate the situation and give advice so that the student can contact his/her mentor at the host company or the partner who provided a service to the client. T.D. will contact the host company or partners and offer to arrange a meeting or conference call between T.D., the client, and the host institution or partner to find appropriate solutions. Only complaints communicated in written form (letter or e-mail) will be taken into account.
    • 3.4 If the student feels that the employer is treating them unfairly, they should ask the mentor or manager for a meeting to discuss their performance at the company. One must consider that, depending on the culture of each person, things may be perceived very differently. The student has decided to come to Paris to learn a profession, but also to understand the culture and adapt to operating in a manner that is different from his/her country. The student should be attentive to the comments by always taking them in a positive way and by accepting multiculturality while keeping an open mind. During the meeting, the student will ask his/her mentor if there are any areas he/she needs to improve on and for an explanation/demonstration of the procedures with which he/she does not feel comfortable. If the situation does not improve, the student will notify T.D. so that it can provide assistance.
    • 3.5 Before taking any action within the company, the student shall contact T.D. for advice. T.D. staff cannot help their client solve a problem if they are not aware of it!
    • 3.6. If the client is not satisfied with the host company for a valid and justified reason (see section 7.3.1) and solutions cannot be found, T.D. undertakes to do its best to find another host company that matches the client’s profile and field of activity depending on the availability of host companies, the remaining duration (minimum 3 months), and the client’s level of French.
    • 3.7. In the event that the client decides to terminate his/her internship or apprenticeship contract independently without discussing or notifying T.D. and without prior approval from T.D., or if the host company decides to terminate due to inappropriate conduct (verbally or physically abusive behaviour, racist behaviour, consumption of drugs, alcohol, poor conduct, insubordination, behaviour deemed unacceptable by the mentor or the managers of the host company, professional neglect of work duties or non-compliance with the host company’s rules), T.D. reserves the right not to refund the package or “à la carte” services paid by the client and not to place the client at another host company.
    • 3.8. The student undertakes to respect French law and not to put him/herself or any third party in danger.

8. Talent Developer Service Partners or Firms

Depending on the situation, T.D. may sometimes work with different partners or selected service companies to help the student settle in Paris and provide other services that make their daily life in France easier. You can find all of our “à la carte services” on the T.D. website.

  • 1. Partner: Partner refers to any company, organisation, natural person or legal entity employed or used by T.D. for its services (e.g. apartment rental agency, transport company, cleaning service company, cuisine and/or pastry courses, tours of Paris, wine courses, and any other service provider that T.D. may collaborate with to provide additional services to the client).
  • 2. The client understands and agrees that, depending on the services required, he/she may also be put in touch with these partners.
  • 3. Accommodations: The apartment rental agency refers to any company offering accommodation services to the client. T.D. does not include student accommodations in any of its services but offers to put you in contact with its partners and provide you with special offers. Be aware of the prices of accommodations in Paris, which may be more or less expensive depending on the type of accommodation and its location. To provide for finding housing in Paris, these two partners undertake to:
    • Find a private room or a shared room in an apartment or a shared house, a private room or a shared room with a Host Family or a private rental.
    • Coordinate between the client and the person in charge of the apartment or house (owner, main tenant, apartment rental agency, or host family) before the client enters the accommodations.
  • 4. Insurance Brokerage Agency: For the safety of the student and others, the student is required to be in possession of liability insurance, home/rental insurance, and health/medical insurance as indicated in the previous paragraphs.
  • 5. Transport to/from airport/Paris: The transport company refers to any company that collaborates with T.D. in order to provide transport services to the client.
  • 6. French School: The French school refers to any authorised language school that collaborates with T.D. to provide French FLE (French as a Foreign Language) courses to the client.

9. Unavoidable Circumstances

  • 1. T.D. and its partners or suppliers are released from their contractual obligations in the event of the occurrence of a force majeure event, or any act attributable to a third party, or any other circumstance or external cause independent of T.D. staff, which directly or indirectly prevents T.D. from fulfilling its contractual obligations. In addition to the cases recognised by the courts, cases of force majeure include but are not limited to: all natural disasters, acts of war, disturbances of public order, epidemics, fires, floods, and other catastrophes, acts of any government, all strikes in any form whatsoever (internal, external, etc.), and any Internet or network malfunction. The services provided by T.D. and its partners or suppliers will not be refundable in these instances.

10. Applicable Law and Dispute Resolution

  • 1. These terms and conditions are valid as of 01 October 2020 and are subject to French law. If any changes are made to the terms and conditions, they shall take effect at the time of their posting on the T.D. website
  • 2. This contract is subject to French law. In the event of a dispute, the courts of Paris have jurisdiction.
  • 3. These terms and conditions represent a contract between the client and T.D.

 

Talent Developer Conditions 01 October 2020

TALENT DEVELOPER, a team that has perfect knowledge of the international hospitality industry, the culinary arts, student training and support.