Club HR - French young professionals HR program (VIE): what benefits for China based French companies?

April 19, 2018


Asia is the second most requested destination by young French people who decide to have a working experience abroad, leaning on the VIE program (Volontaire International en Entreprise). They  represent 19% of the total of VIE contracts.

The VIE  program allows them to find a job for a period from 6 to 24 months in a foreign country after their studies.

China is becoming an increasingly popular destination amongst the young graduates. 

Considering this trend of both young potential looking at working in China and the opportunities for established or starting companies, this program might be an interesting support worth being considered.

  • What are the purposes of a VIE program?
  • What are the necessary conditions to apply to a VIE?
  • What are the advantages of using a VIE rather than another type of contract?
  • What are the possible hurdles applicants may face? 

CCI France Chine, in cooperation with Business France - French Embassy in China, is organizing a breakfast talk to uncover the VIE program, with shared experience from employees and employers point of view.

Don't miss this occasion to know more about ways to recruit French people, on Thursday, April 19th of 2018.


Frederic Szabo - Deputy director of Business France in China

Since April 2014 Frederic Szabo has been appointed Deputy Trade Counselor at the French Embassy in China, from Israel where he held the same functions for four years. He is currently based in Shanghai, acting as the deputy director of Business France for whole China and director of the office in Shanghai.

Previously and for many years, Frederic SZABO held positions as director of international business development within Chambers of Commerce and Industry in France (Marseilles and Strasbourg) promoting SME’s exports and international development on foreign markets.

Frederic Szabo has also conducted long term missions within the European Commission in Turkey (Turkish Chambers Development Program) and Brazil (AL Invest II) in the frame of industry modernization and internationalization capacity building programs.

From 2003 to 2006, he joined the International Finance Corporation member of the World Bank Group in Morocco, Rabat as Private Sector Development Manager – North Africa to build capacity reinforcement programs.

Frederic SZABO started to work in China in 1986, where he was posted 3 years after he graduate in International Business Management School and a Master degree in Chinese language and history, already posted at the French Trade Commission in Shanghai.


Caroline Sirieix - Air France

Caroline is since September 2015 Human Resources Director Greater China for Air France KLM, based in Beijing.

She joined Air France KLM as Regional HR Manager South East Asia (Singapore, Indonesia, Australia & New Zealand) based in Singapore in 2007 after moving from France in 2006 with her three children. And has been posted in Sydney Australia as regional HR manager prior moving to China.

Caroline has worked in the HR field for more than 20 years.

After graduating from the Business School of Grenoble, she deploys the usual daily HR practices but is passionated about her mission to marry business requirements and Human Capital management as she is convinced that agility, diversity and ambition are keys for an organization to succeed.

She started her career as Finance and HR Manager for the Semiconductor Industry, and focusing on HR field only, since 1998. She worked for English, US and French companies and has had a successful experience as HR consultant for Executive Recruitments for major MNCs in Electronics  and Telecom. 


Date: Thursday, April 19th 2018

Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Venue: CCI France Chine Beijing Office
            2F, Building 81, No.4 Gong Ti Bei Road, Chaoyang District

Language: French and English

Fees: Free, reserved to CCI France Chine's members



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