Skills and Support
Skills and Support
3 month Erasmus+ internship in Spain, Portugal or Ireland fully-funded by the European Union
Our Erasmus+ programme offers UK based residents a life-changing opportunity to gain international work experience in Seville, Ireland or Lisbon. Don't let your fears about Brexit lead you to miss out on this life-changing opportunity. All Erasmus+ programme placements and funds are guaranteed until December 2020! Breaking into the job market can be an uphill climb; competition is fierce, but international work experience can open the door to new opportunities. So, boost your employability, experience different cultures, become more independent, learn a new language and develop new skills. Do all of that, while earning a BTEC level 3 qualification in either Social Media for Business, Hospitality Leadership or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (not currently available). What's not to love?
Erasmus+ is an EU funded programme, which means that your flights, accommodation, insurance, work placement, support and mentoring are all included in this empowering placement opportunity.
We operate a rolling application with several departure dates throughout the year. So you can get started on your career as early as March/April 2020! These internships will last for 13 weeks, and all applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. We have positions available at all locations (Dublin, Lisbon and Seville) in Social Media for Business and Hospitality Leadership.
We have multiple training and departure dates throughout the year. Get in touch to find out more
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 your preferred placement companies and sectors are.*
We look after our students by providing 24/7 support before and during their Erasmus+ placement. A member of staff will fly out with you, introduce you to your company and assist with the transition into living abroad.
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 only 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 residential accommodation, where you will meet like-minded people from around the world, in the heart of Dublin. Rooms are single en-suite rooms, with shared facilities and living spaces, on-site gym, cinema and free Wi-Fi. There is even a roof-top garden to enjoy the beautiful views as the sun sets over the city.
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 and is the most populated city in southern Spain.
Famous for Flamenco dancing, tapas and its many historic buildings, including The Gothic Seville Cathedral - the site of Christopher Columbus’ tomb, Seville is a popular tourist destination with beautiful beaches and great weather all year round.
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 local historic venues. Historic buildings include 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.
Lisbon Spend three months in the “World’s most leading city” according to the World Travel Awards in 2018.
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 the laid back cafe culture. At night the town comes to life as jovial locals and visitors make use of the absence of laws prohibiting consuming alcohol on the streets.
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 are 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 attend a second interview with one of their three chosen companies.
Stage three: 3 to 5 days preparation session in London
Candidates that pass all the steps of the application process will join us, in our Twin office in London, for 3 to 5 days' preparation sessions, before departing for Seville, Lisbon or Dublin. Our 3-5 day preparation sessions are 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 applies to candidates who can demonstrate previous experience or relevant qualifications in the following sectors: DM, Hospitality or TEFL. This programme works on a first-come, first-serve basis.