Digital skills are not only required in the ICT sector, but increasingly across all sectors. Knowledge of cybersecurity, data analytics and machine learning for example are needed in fields as diverse as banking and manufacturing, farming and health. A computer-literate workforce is also vital to maintain Europe’s global competitiveness in a fast-changing world.

Digital Opportunity Traineeships - Journey for Students

The Digital Opportunity Traineeship initiative will provide cross-border traineeships for up to 6,000 students and recent graduates between 2018 and 2020. The aim is to give students of all disciplines the opportunity to get hands on digital experience in fields demanded by the market.

Already today 90% of jobs require basic knowledge of digital skills and, with the fast development of new technologies, more and more digital experts are needed. There are at least 350,000 open vacancies for ICT specialists in Europe right now.

Students can apply through their university, according to the timing and procedures established by the university for Erasmus+ traineeships. Recent graduates can do traineeships within 12 months after graduation and provided that they have applied before graduation.

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