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Opportunities for students, trainees and apprentices

What is it?

Erasmus+ provides opportunities for vocational education and training students, trainees, and apprentices to carry out work experience abroad, allowing them to learn new skills or languages.

Work placements abroad improve employability and can ease the transition from education and training to employment, while strengthening European cooperation in vocational education and training.

What does it involve?

Vocational students may undertake a traineeship or apprenticeship abroad, hosted in:

  • A company;
  • A workplace, such as a public organisation or an NGO;
  • A vocational education and training institution, with periods of work-based learning in a company.

Traineeships and apprenticeships may last from two weeks to a year. Preparation is an integral part of the activity and can include language classes, as well as cultural and practical preparation.

Who can take part?

Vocational education and training institutions from participating countries can apply on behalf of their students.