JOIN THE SOCIAL WELFARE SECTOR
Starting a career in the social welfare sector means joining a network that is unequalled worldwide and plays a leading role in France. This sector is made up of actors devoted to a value-driven service, pursuing efficiency and innovation every day to support all French citizens throughout their lives.
EN3S, the gateway to the roles of social welfare managers, guarantees with its education and training pathways the mastery of the key skills required of middle managers and managers in the social security system.
SOCIAL SECURITY, FRANCE’S TOP PUBLIC SERVICE.
With 400 agencies and 176,000 employees, the French social security system is the main provider of welfare services. At the heart of solidarity in France, the system’s players ensure the payment of monetary benefits to all eligible citizens, provide access to assistance and support services, and carry out preventive actions to support all individuals in their lives.
Social Security is a key player of solidarity in France. Each year, more than EUR 475 billion are redistributed through the various payment streams of Social Security (reimbursement of medical care, funding of hospitals and nurseries, family allowances, housing subsidies, pension payments, etc.). These expenses are 1.5 times the amount of State expenditure.
EUR 477 billion redistributed in 2016
including more than 25,000 managers and supervisors
WHAT ARE THE AGENCIES WITHIN THE SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM ?
Social Security comprises a number of players. It includes in particular all the Local Sickness Insurance Funds (Cpam), General Child Benefit Funds (Caf), Social Security Contribution Collection Offices (Urssaf) and Pension and Occupational Health Insurance Funds (Carsat). The Social Security system also includes specific schemes such as MSA (Mutual Agricultural Fund) for farmers and schemes for other occupational categories. Several other agencies also belong to the system. They include, for example, the Ugecam (healthcare facilities), computer centres and specific national centres (CESU, Pajemploi etc.). All these agencies are affiliated with national Funds that manage the networks distributed on the national territory.
WHAT ARE THE SENIOR PROFESSIONAL PROFILES IN SOCIAL SECURITY ?
EN3S gives access to senior employment positions in Social Security.
It is a gateway to a range of positions and career paths tasked with managing the evolution of welfare services and ensuring their efficient performance, including:
Officers tasked with implementing social policies and connecting services with users
- fraud risk management, prevention and detection;
- benefit payment;
- payment recovery and control of businesses;
- customer relations and user services;
- social action.
Officers responsible for the internal performance of the agencies
- accounting and financial management;
- human resources and social relations;
- internal performance;
- policy and strategy support;
- procurement, logistics, management of property.
WHO ARE THE OTHER PLAYERS OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE SYSTEM IN FRANCE ?
EN3S also gives access to positions outside the area of Social Security. It has established links with the other action areas of social welfare. During their careers, our past students may be appointed to senior positions in regional health agencies, complementary health and pension funds, employment centres or local authorities.