Graduate survey 2023: The highest rate of new recruits ever!

Each year, the Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE) presents a survey on graduates from the grandes écoles entering the work force. The results presented in this survey are based on data collected between January and April 2023 from engineering graduates (generalists and apprentices) from the last three graduating classes. Thanks to the extensive involvement of the institutions concerned, the results are highly reliable. IMT Atlantique's results look very good this year, as in 2022.

The employment rate for young graduates remains highly satisfactory

  • 93% net employment rate for the class of 2022 (equivalent to the pre-Covid rate)
  • 78% in employment, 5% doing PhDs, 3% in the French International Volunteers in Business (VIE) program, 7.5% continuing their studies
  • 91% of employed engineering graduates found a job in less than 2 months, and 77% before the end of their studies

"Once again this year, the excellent results in terms of professional integration are proof that the IMT Atlantique brand continues to gain ground with employers. This is particularly true with respect to the ability of our graduates to support companies in the considerable transformational challenges they face in the 21st century in terms of the environment, digital technology, energy, etc.," emphasizes Véronique Stéphan, Director of Development and Corporate Relations at IMT Atlantique.

Graduates survey 2023: the highest rate of new recruits ever!

Sharp rise in placement of graduates abroad: +7

Criteria for choosing a first job: sharp rise in matching with career plans -- 62%, compared with 56% in 2022

Increase in gross salaries (excluding bonuses)

  • France: €40,824 in 2023, compared with €39,513 in 2022
  • Paris and surrounding areas: €43,246 in 2023, compared with €41,106 in 2022
  • Outside of Paris: €38,127 in 2023, compared with €36,546 in 2022


Recruiters in the class of 2022

  • Large groups: 44  
  • SMES: 27 
  • SMIS: 29

70% of recent graduates believe that their education at IMT Atlantique enabled them to acquire the necessary skills for environmental transformation.

Published on 14.06.2023

by Pierre-Hervé VAILLANT