Final recruitment push for ski stations

Want to work in one of the region’s winter wonderlands? Jobseekers have until Friday 11th November to apply for a range of seasonal jobs in the Alpes-Maritimes ski stations.

Keen applicants in the Alpes-Maritimes département have until Friday 11th November to upload their CV for a range of jobs offered by 42 employers. Available posts include: sales, hotel and restaurants positions in Valberg; a number of varied hospitality roles in Auron; piste and ski lift-associated posts in Roubion; and shop staff positions in the towns of Clans and Beuil.

If their profile attracts the attention of the employer, the applicant will be contacted within a few days for a telephone or online interview.

It is the first time ever that the Pôle Emploi has hosted an online jobs forum for skiing destinations not only in the south of France, but also throughout the country’s iconic Alps. It offers jobseekers a quick and easy way to connect with potential employers without having to travel to the mountainous resorts.

An additional jobs fair for posts in the Alpes du Sud, which covers resorts such as Serre Chevalier, Montgenèvre, Risoul and Vars, is open for applications until Saturday 26th November.

For more information and to explore the work opportunities, please visit the online portal by clicking here.



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Monaco trains the next generation of international scientists

Bright minds from around the world travelled to Monaco’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for a unique ocean acidification training course.  

In late October, 10 “early-career” scientists from Argentina, Chile, China, Cuba, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Peru, Portugal and Qatar gathered in Monaco at the Marine Environment Laboratories of the IAEA for an intensive two-week ocean acidification training course. 

Organised by the IAEA’s Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre in partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (FPA2), the course also integrated the Institut de la Mer de Villefranche-sur-Mer (Imev) into its programme.  

“After lectures on key theoretical concepts on how to design multi-stressor experiments, the students had the opportunity to go to the Imev laboratories in Villefranche-sur-Mer for training on lab and field sampling techniques in the bay of Villefranche, and lectures on the software R, used to calculate carbonate chemistry in the ocean,” explained a spokesperson from the FPA2.

“Learning by doing” 

Course leader Dr Sam Dupont, of the IAEA and the University of Gothenburg, said, “Previous courses have mostly focused on one single stressor – ocean acidification – but ocean acidification is not happening in isolation of other environmental threats such as ocean warming, pollution and deoxygenation. Understanding the combined effect of multiple stressors is not easy and this course was designed to equip the students with skills required to design a strategy to address this question. Learning by doing is always the best approach and the students could experience first-hand the strengths and limitations of different approaches through the joint experiment. We also encouraged students to think about their local contexts to plan the most relevant research on ocean acidification in their country or region, and gave them practical tools to plan the most pertinent experiments”.    

Following the successful course, the goal is to now adapt part of the course content to offer online learning material for a broader audience.   



Photo source: FPA2