Placement Providers

Why work with us?

Benefits of hosting a European participant

  • Additional help from a trained professional in your field Exchange of knowledge and best practice
  • Placements are at no cost to the company – reduced overheads
  • A native speaker of a foreign language can make it easier to understand the foreign market and set up new business contacts abroad
  • Increased international links, understanding and exchange

We organise placements in many different fields, from specialised engineering and scientific research, to marketing, IT, hospitality, retail, general administration staff and many more. For a full list of our sectors see our work placement page.


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Placement Providers

Some of our placement providers have hosted numerous participants and have been working with us for many years. The evaluation we collect from participants and companies proves that both gain a lot from the programme. We also add new placement hosts all the time all over Wales. It’s a mutually beneficial process. ECTARC’s work placement coordination team supports both the participant and the company throughout each participant’s stay and pays close attention to the needs of  the company or organisation and the participant.

Why host a student in your company?

A professional work placement participant is a useful addition to the staff team. New links and friendships are forged, and the exchange of ideas with someone from a different country and culture can stimulate the working environment. In addition, by hosting a participant, you and your colleagues provide valuable work-based experience and make a real contribution to the skills and employability of the trainee.

Rob Turner

Commercial Director, Labclass

“The mutual benefits to all parties involved have been extremely valuable.”

“As a company we have been hosting students and graduates through ECTARC for over a year now. It has proven to be one of those rare projects where the concept actually works when put into practice.

As a business we can give something back by providing the opportunity for somebody to improve their skills and get a foot on the ladder. 

In turn we have gained a wealth of knowledge by working with people from a variety of cultures. It has helped us to structure our business through the feedback we receive, and more importantly we have made lasting friendships and treasured experiences. We would highly recommend the scheme to any business that is considering it.”

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