Erasmus+ Traineeships

Traineeship / work placement opportunities

ectarc can provide participants with useful and varied traineeships and work placements. Depending on the language level of participants we can place students in a wide range of sectors both locally and all over Wales and bordering cities and towns. We constantly update and improve our database of host companies, whilst seeking new and interesting placements in most skill sectors. Our partner companies in Wales are from a variety of sectors, including business, education and industry, and welcome our participants on a regular basis. Many participants are offered extended stays, temporary, or even permanent, employment.

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What is the Erasmus+ Inward programme?

Erasmus+ is the European Union’s vocational training programme. It is designed to build a skilled, mobile European workforce and funds traineeships and work placements abroad. ectarc works with many institutions around Europe that send and receive groups of participants to gain work experience in their own field of employment, training or study as well as improve their English Language skills. The programmes provided are of varying lengths.

What does ectarc’s Inward ERASMUS+ programme include?

Full consultation with partners or schools and participants prior to arrival

A traineeship (from 4- 24 weeks) matched to the participant’s area of study or expertise.

Host family or residence accommodation as close to the work placement as possible.

Optional return airport transfer

An optional work and cultural or Trinity GESE exam course focusing on living and working in an English-speaking country

Excellent support, monitoring and evaluation for participants

All aspects of ERASMUS+ administration

Some of the most popular sectors for our participants

 Business and Administration, Hotel and catering, Tourism, Architectural, Manufacturing, Engineering, Graphic and Web Design, ICT, Marketing, PR, Sales and Events Management, Accountancy, Finance, Import/Export, NGOs, Social Work, Teaching and Nursery Education, Journalism, Photography, Creative Media, Retail, Horticulture, Agriculture, Sciences, Health and Social Care, Sport, Environment, Culture and the Arts.

Who is the Erasmus+ programme for?

The Erasmus+ programme is for students, graduates and professionals.  Contact your Erasmus+ National Agency to find out what programmes are on offer and how to apply.

Meet some of our participants here!

ECTARC found a really good work placement for me which has helped me in my future career. I had the chance to  work in different departments and the staff were really friendly. I wish I could have stayed longer!

Gina Renner

Administrator, ESI Technology LTD

My placement was a good mix of administration and interaction with pupils. I improved my English and I learnt a good insight into both sides of the job.

Sanja Vlahovic

Teaching Assistant, Ysgol Bryn Collen

The best part of the programme was the work experience. I had the possibility to feel free to be creative and the opportunity to improve my skills at the same time as taking on new challenges.

Christian Martin Gavira

Media Production Assistant, Lab Class

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