The PhD programme in apprenticeship is a particular training programme which combines doctorate and apprenticeship, university and business. It requires that newly graduated students, aged less than 30, shall be hired by a local company and develop a project jointly supervised by the company and University, achieving the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the end of the programme.
The PhD programme in apprenticeship represents an opportunity for the companies to develop research and employ young talents, while for universities it represents a new channel to establish steady partnerships with local companies and contribute to the strengthening of the competitiveness of the productive system.
PhD projects in apprenticeship may be annual, biennial and triennial and the employing companies will get tax benefits.
The local government of Piedmont region supports the apprenticeship, as an evidence of demand for innovation and knowledge by the side of companies, and it finances additional activities to increase the knowledge of corporate affairs.