The environmental challenges, developments in regulation and consumers’ new needs are transforming the automotive industry. Vehicles are becoming electric, connected and smart. All these shifts require new skills, notably in analysing and processing data and in vehicle electrification, maintenance and recycling. That’s exactly what ReKnow University is doing: building this expertise and supporting the changes in jobs revolving around mobility.
Group employees in France, our industrial and technology partners’ employees working in the automotive sector, young people on initial training programmes, employees on retraining pathways and job-seekers.
people trained since 2021
The objective: jointly develop training solutions with partners dealing with similar skill-building challenges (Software République partners, EDF, Enedis, Forvia, Renault Trucks, SGS, Valeo and Veolia).
The objective: jointly create training contents, and create or adapt professional degrees, diplomas and other qualifications (CNAM, HEC, Ingénieurs 2000, Paris-Saclay University).
The objective: support development of initial training, professional integration or reskilling courses in local communities.
*Campus des Métiers et des Qualifications ( Métiers and qualifications campus)
The Mobility Circular Industry (ICM) campus spans 8,000 sqm and caters to students and professionals who want to train in mobility-related trades. It is open to outside organisations, provides innovative training content and learning experiences, and is supporting the transition from linear-economy trades to circular-economy trades.
This campus has teamed up with academic partners (Paris-Saclay and Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines universities) and industrial ones (Enedis, SGS, Valeo and Veolia) to design three types of training courses via CMQ:
This campus is already reskilling and upskilling people at the plant in Flins, in synch with the industrial overhaul at the ReFactory.
In 2022, the campus received the French ministerial label "Campus of Excellence" for a period of 5 years, a sign of recognition of the quality of the actions it carries out to strengthen the links between the educational world and the economic world.
At its training centres in Renault Group, Forvia and Renault Trucks industrial plants, the E-Mobility Industry Academy is building our production team members’ and process engineers’ skills in manufacturing electric vehicles and motors.
These courses are unique in France and follow the learning-by-practice principle (learners spend 70% of their time doing hands-on work on training lines). They were set up by industrial, with academic partners, revolve around new electric technologies, and are designed for workshop mechanics, line supervisors and process engineers.
At the plant in Cléon, which houses one of the three E-Mobility Industry Academy centres, Renault Group has invested  over €1 million in educational resources and technology to train learners in electric motor production. The courses were prepared in partnership with Ingénieurs 2000, CNAM and Nextmove, and are delivered by our in-house tutors on a 13-machine training line.
The courses last 4 to 6 weeks and will also be open to employees from other companies, people on reskilling programmes and students on 1-year training programmes.
The practical retraining courses cover all the technologies in electric motors, including stator and rotor winding, impregnation, and electric and electronic tests. They are based on manufacturing process analysis and give learners the keys to design or run high-tech, high-performance, efficient production lines.
The Talent Academy brings together the best expertise of the Software République partners - Dassault Systèmes, Eviden, Orange, Renault Group, ST Microelectronics and Thalès - to provide courses in cybersecurity, data and software.
Its objective is to guide young people, especially young women, towards scientific and technical careers, attract qualified young talent, and develop an inter-company training offer between Software République founding members.
 Under the French government’s Plan d’Investissement d’Avenir (forward-looking investments) programme.