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 (via Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support), as well as cultural and practical preparation.
Who can take part?
Vocational education and training institutions from participating countries
who can but do not have to be accredited with the VET Mobility Charter can apply on behalf of their students. The acquisition of the VET mobility charter gives the VET Mobility Charter Holders the possibility to apply in a simplified way under the Erasmus+ Key Action 1 mobility for VET learners and staff as of 2016.