Erasmus+

Take part in a fully funded Erasmus+ vocational work experience programme

Secure your 3 month Erasmus+ EU funded internship in Spain, Portugal or Ireland

Our Erasmus+ programme is a chance for you to get work experience in another country while gaining a valuable qualification; all without having to pay a single penny! 

Exclusively for UK based students who are at least 18 years of age, this 3 months fully-funded Erasmus+ vocational internship programme offers students the opportunity to gain work experience in either Social Media for Business, Hospitality Leadership or Teaching English as a Foreign Language. 

The Erasmus+ programme begins on the 15th September (departure date) and lasts for 3 months, in either the Spanish city of Seville, Portugal's coastal capital city, Lisbon or Ireland's capital city, Dublin. 

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 make sure that we look after our students by providing 24/7 support during their Erasmus+ placement, both before and during. 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: 

  • Level 3 Certificate in Hospitality Leadership
  • Level 3 Certificate in Social Media for Business
  • Level 3 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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 making new friends at the same time. 

Your benefits:

  • A respected qualification
  • A big boost to your CV, with international work experience
  • Increased language skills, if you choose to go to Spain
  • The opportunity to Experience different cultures
  • Employability and career prospects

 

Apply now

 

What's included?

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?

  • 3 months work placement in either social media for business, hospitality leadership or Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Return flights to the country you're interning in (either Spain, Portugal or Ireland)
  • Accommodation
  • Insurance
  • 24/7 support and mentoring
  • Level 3 qualification within your chosen sector*
  • In-country induction
  • Certification
  • In Country Language course (Spain and Portugal only)
  • 400 Euro Monthly Stipend

*Level 3 Qualifications include:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Hospitality Leadership: 3rd September-7th September
  • Level 3 Certificate in Social Media for Business: 4th September- 7th September
  • Level 3 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): 3rd September- 8th September (the examination must be held on the 6th day due to time limitations on a Saturday)

 

Accommodation

 

Seville: The accommodation provided is in shared apartments, in single rooms with shared facilities and living space such as 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.

Lisbon: In Portugal's capital city, we have single or shared accommodation options available. You will be situated in shared apartments or houses in or close to central Lisbon, those who are just outside of the centre can expect travel journeys to be a maximum of 30 minutes from Lisbon - with an array of public transport on their doorstep (including metro, trams and buses). The self-catered apartments and houses are all fully equipped, to ensure that you have everything you need, during your stay. All apartments and houses have a kitchen, featuring all the necessary appliances (including a washing machine), bathrooms, bedding and towels.

Dublin: Individuals will stay in single room, 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.

 

Locations

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 0te 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.

Lisbon is Portugal's coastal capital city, which boasts a vibrant and bustling city life with a large array of exciting activities to enjoy and historical places to see. Much like Seville, Lisbon is known for it's year round great weather, which is perfect for those who wish to lounge on the beautiful sandy beaches of Costa Caprica or the Cascais-Estoril region. History-buffs will be pleased to hear the capital city is rich in heritage, with the National Azulejo Museum which displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles, and an extensive history, with the breathtaking São Jorge Castle, which provides excellent views of the old city’s pastel-colored buildings. The city also has many restaurants, bars, museums, galleries, shops and of course, like most cities, Lisbon has a lively nightlife.

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 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. 

 

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 are aged 18+ on departure
  • You are a citizen of the European Union and a legal resident in the UK with a permanent UK address
  • You have a valid passport
  • You are educated to GCSE level and have a minimum of 5 GCSEs
  • This is your first time participating in an Erasmus+ funded programme
  • You are able to attend 5 days preparatory training in London.

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.

Application process

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If you wish to ask any questions, please email James Ong-Fox: erasmus@twinuk.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: 3-6 day 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 3-6 day preparation session, before departing on the 15th September. Our 3-6 day preparation session is to ensure that students are ready for the next 3 months, 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. Dates can be seen below:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Hospitality Leadership: 3rd September-7th September
  • Level 3 Certificate in Social Media for Business: 4th September- 7th September
  • Level 3 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): 3rd September- 8th September (the examination must be held on the 6th day due to time limitations on a Saturday)


Please note: 
this programme works on a first come, first serve basis.

All applications forms must be submitted by Friday 17th August 2018