The EU is supporting Member States to develop high quality apprenticeship and traineeship programmes to: • make the school-to-work transition easier • equip young people with the right skills and experience for sustainable employment. This publication is available in electronic format in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish.
This EU-wide study which was commissioned by DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities provides a comprehensive and comparative overview of traineeship arrangements, including legislative/regulatory and quality assurance frameworks, in all 27 Member States. It was conducted by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) (lead co-ordinator), the Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale (IRS) and the Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB) in collaboration with an EU-wide network of regional and national experts. It is available in electronic format in English only, and includes French and German summaries.
The present study is intended to provide an overview of the supply of apprenticeship-type schemes in the EU Member States. For this purpose, the study discusses the effectiveness of these schemes in raising employability and facilitating labour market transitions of ap-prentices in the EU. Also, the study provides a number of recommendations for improving the functioning and performance of this type of Vocational Education and Training schemes. This publication is available in electronic format in English only, and includes French and German summaries.