Did you know that Erasmus+ will help to give students’ digital skills a boost?

Digital skills are becoming integral to the requirements of many modern job roles. With more and more students entering an increasingly digitised labour market, Erasmus+ will be supporting new digital traineeships.

Despite high levels of youth unemployment, there are two million job vacancies in Europe. The largest challenge in many countries is the existing mismatch between the skills of the job seeker and the needs of the labour market. To tackle this skills gap, as from the 2018 call, a pilot project to provide working experience in the digital field for 5,000-6,000 graduate students will be implemented through Erasmus+. Born from a partnership established between the Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020 programmes, these paid traineeships will be available for students of all disciplines to help them acquire experience in highly-demanded fields, especially in the small and medium-sized business sector.

The traineeships are aimed at enhancing ‘deep-tech’ skills such as cybersecurity, big data, quantum computing or artificial intelligence, as well as web and graphic design, digital marketing, software development, and coding. The main goal: better support students to acquire the digital skills and competences they need to thrive in today's digital economy. Students and recent graduates from all disciplines are invited to apply for a traineeship in any of these domains in the Erasmus+ programme countries or any of the Horizon 2020 associated countries.

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