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Advice to EU countries on apprenticeship and traineeship schemes - Helpdesk

Please note that the Helpdesk is no longer active.

What was it?

A service covering all EU Member States, providing strategic, operational and policy advice on setting up, running, improving or evaluating apprenticeship and traineeship schemes/programmes.

The Helpdesk offered:

  • Enquiry service via a website form, email or phone
  • One-to-one advice and tailored consultancy from specialist policy experts
  • Regularly updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Knowledge bank of relevant information

Who was it for?

  • Policy makers at national, regional and local level in the areas of youth employment, education and training policies
  • ESF Managing Authorities
  • Relevant national and regional agencies
  • Social partners

How did it work?

The Helpdesk provided assistance and consultancy support for planning, establishing, improving and managing apprenticeship and traineeship schemes. The Helpdesk could be accessed by email, website or phone. The Helpdesk Team provided assistance in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish.

Training courses

Our experts can also deliver training courses on establishing and managing apprenticeship and traineeship schemes under ESF in your capital for the same target group as the Helpdesk beneficiaries. These trainings can run up to 5 working days, and are also covered by ESF Technical Assistance budget.


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