Skills and Support
Skills and Support
Discover new cities, take part in an international internship and have the time of your life with our fully funded Erasmus+ vocational programme
Exclusively for UK based residents who are at least 18 years of age, this 3-month fully-funded Erasmus+ vocational internship programme offers you the opportunity to gain work experience in either Social Media for Business, Hospitality Leadership or Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
Our next Erasmus+ programme departs in January 2020 and lasts for 13 weeks. Applications must be submitted early December 2019.
Erasmus+ is an EU funded programme, which means that your flights, accommodation, insurance, work placement, support and mentoring are all included in this fantastic placement opportunity.
We look after our students by providing 24/7 support before and during their Erasmus+ placement. A member of staff will fly out with participants to help introduce them to their company and to provide assistance with the transition into living abroad.
Applications work on a first come first serve policy, so it is imperative that you secure your place as soon as possible.
Together with your internship, you will earn a qualification matching the area of your work in one of the following:
You can find our range of placement companies and internship descriptions on our shared drive here: Erasmus+ Placement Companies
*Please note, when applying for the programme you should state what are your preferred placement companies and sectors.*
What you're gaining from this:
The Erasmus+ programme is a fantastic opportunity to develop your work experience, confidence levels and your employability prospects. Of course, you'll be having fun and get to make new friends at the same time.
This government-funded programme is specifically designed to help you gain valuable work experience, which is why all costs are covered.
What's included in Erasmus+ for UK candidates?
*Level 3 Qualifications include:
Seville: The accommodation provided is in shared apartments, in single rooms with shared facilities and living space such as a kitchen and bathroom, similar to University accommodation. The flats are located in the Macarena district of Seville which is near the University hospital (5 mins) and a short walk to the parliament building (10 mins) and the city centre (40 mins). They are basic but provide all conveniences. Internet is provided as part of the programme and is available in all apartments.
Dublin: Individuals will stay in single rooms, homestay accommodation, with shared facilities and living space. Internet is provided as part of the programme. Host families will be chosen according to convenience for travelling to work and the Dublin city centre.
Lisbon: Individuals will stay in single rooms with shared facilities and living space. Accommodation will be chosen according to the location of your placement and distance from the city centre.
Seville is the vibrant capital of Southern Spain’s Andalusia region, is the most populated city in southern Spain and a popular tourist destination with great weather all year round. Seville is famous for Flamenco dancing, tapas and its many historic buildings, including the Alcázar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty, and The Gothic Seville Cathedral, the site of Christopher Columbus’ tomb. The city is also home to a variety of theatres and performance spaces, adding to the rich and vibrant atmosphere.
Dublin is the Republic of Ireland's capital city, situated on the east coast and often describes as “Europe’s largest village”
There is plenty to see owing to Dublin's colourful past, from its Viking origins to live music in historic local venues. Historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and the imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. Dublin has always maintained a cosmopolitan outlook and in the last two decades has embraced diversity and multiculturalism. You'll hear languages and eat foods from all around the world.
The lively city centre is home to an array of cafes, traditional pubs, international bars and restaurants and offers a truly memorable experience.
Lisbon Spend three months in the “World’s most leading city” according to the World Travel Awards in 2018, famous for food, café culture and fantastic weather.
Lisbon's beautiful cobbled streets are nestled in amongst the city's famous seven hills, each of which offers a scenic panorama of the Rio Tejo. By day Lisbon is a charming and quaint city perfect for lovers of cafe culture, good weather and a peaceful environment. At night the town buzzes with life as jovial locals and visitors make use of the absence of laws prohibiting consuming alcohol on the streets.
Lisbon really is home to the ideal combination of serene days and vibrant nights.
Am I eligible for the Erasmus+ vocational work experience programme?
If the following applies to you, then you are eligible to apply for this Erasmus+ programme:
You must be able to commit to the full 3-month duration of the placement. We cannot receive applications from University students looking for ‘year in industry’ placements.
Limited spaces available.
If you wish to ask any questions, please email Sally Mordarski at email@example.com.
Stage one: first interview
If your application is successful, you can expect to be invited to the first round of interviews, which will either consist of an in-person interview at Twin or a Skype interview.
Stage two: select a company for a second interview
Successful candidates will then be able to choose between three companies and attend a second interview with their chosen company.
Stage three: 3 to 6 days preparation session in London
Candidates that pass all the stages of the application process will join us, in our Twin office in London, for a 3 to 6 days preparation session, before departing on the 07/09/2019 (Seville and Lisbon) or 14/09/2019 (Dublin). Our 3-6 day preparation session is to ensure that students are ready for the next 3 months, and it involves meeting other successful applicants and training activities that can prepare you for working and living abroad. Depending on the sector you will work in, you will have a different duration for the training course.
Please note: this programme works on a first come, first serve basis.