My case :
I’m in the process of searching an apprenticeship in the south of the United States for my French’s (not mainland) master degree with my wage reimbursed up to the minimal French wage by my state. So for the company that would hire me, it would be indeed an at least year long “work for free plan” in practice (with most of the year spent learning in college in Guadeloupe instead of the United States in terms of visa).
In addition to this, there’s a 8000€ state employment bonus as part of the recovery plan, for any companies signing an apprenticeship agreement for an apprentice aged above 18 (under the esef legal status).
Because of the required nature of the job agreement, I’m thinking my best luck is to try with small flexible companies as larger companies definitely won’t accept the required schedule. Those typically having a low revenue but who don’t take apprentices normally. Especially those who looked for a part‑time position in my field recently (please correct me if I’m wrong on this assumption compared to alternatives).
Legally speaking, besides what I’m describing in the applications I send, the ᴄɴꜰᴇ is here to help a would be employer.
More generally, I exhausted all apprentice job offers, leaving only unsolicited applications and in the case in Guadeloupe, I even exhausted all possible unsolicited applications for the remaining companies not on strike. I don’t know if this might be different, but after all it was through inefficient unsolicited applications, I had my last 3 required internships.
I know the best way is to apply using their specified ways of applying if any or to use their contact forms. But I came up to build a long list of companies that didn’t send a reply for months. Most of the time, when I call them, it appears my e‑mails went completely unnoticed because of their spam flow.
In that case, and in order to better attract attention, would it be a good idea to try again by physical mail ? Or would I make the wrong impression because it would be considered an outdated technology ? Especially since I’m looking for an apprenticeship in IT.
In the latter case, should I instead send many e‑mails with the hope to that time get one of them noticed ?