Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


The European Alliance for Apprenticeships is a multi-stakeholder initiative steered by the European Commission. The originator of the pledge is solely responsible for implementing the actions outlined in the pledge.

Microsoft and European Youth Forum

Author:Microsoft and European Youth Forum
Type of organisation:Non-profit/youth organisations, Business – SMEs, Business – Large Companies, Business organisations
Start date:01/01/2013
Description of the Pledge:

Microsoft and the European Youth Forum pledge to raise awareness around and help companies move forward in developing quality internships and apprenticeships, as based on the European Youth Forum’s European Quality Charter on Internships and Apprenticeships.

Under the framework of the project ‘Quality Internships and Apprenticeships’, Microsoft and the European Youth Forum will aim to develop a learning network of companies on the topic of quality school-to-work transition. The objective of the project is to enable employers to identify strengths and weaknesses concerning the quality of their internship and apprenticeship schemes and to thus facilitate them in improving or setting up new quality schemes of educational value for young people. Microsoft will draw from the expertise of engaging youth through specific dual learning apprenticeship models with proven impact, e.g in Germany and the UK, and commit to reaching scale.

Pledged to improve the quality of apprenticeships

European Youth Forum, Microsoft, CSR Europe, Impronta Etica and other participating companies.

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