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Fully-funded Erasmus+ Internship Programme

3 month Erasmus+ internship in Spain, Portugal or Ireland fully-funded by the European Union

Fully-funded Erasmus+ Internship Programme

Our Erasmus+ programme is in operation and currently sending candidates to all countries. We closely monitor and follow all UK and participating countries governments, FCO and Erasmus+ advice and rules.

Erasmus+ your gateway to success 

After a year in lockdown and fierce competition in the job market, why not get out to Dublin, Portugal, or Spain for some international work experience? Erasmus+ offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to launch your career in Digital Marketing, TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) or Hospitality. 

You get to travel, meet new people, experience different cultures, and get a change of scenery for a while. Not to mention your CV gets a little something to make you stand out from the crowd. So why not apply?

It’s funded

While Erasmus+ is an EU funded programme, all placements and funds are guaranteed until December 2021!

Meaning, for this year at least, you can still take advantage of this fantastic opportunity where flights, accommodation, insurance, work placement, support and mentoring throughout your placement are all included!

Need more?

Erasmus+ offers you a unique opportunity to boost your employability, become more independent, possibly learn a new language (depending on the country of your placement), develop new skills and even earn credits towards a BTEC level 3 qualification.

For full programme information, please download our Programme Handbook.

Locations

Seville:

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:

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. 

Valencia:

The third-largest city in Spain on Spain's South Eastern Mediterranean Coast
Famous for the City of Arts and Sciences, with futuristic structures designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela and its many beaches within walking distance of the city centre. Home of the Paella dish, this mid-sized city with a laid-back Mediterranean feel has sunny weather, great beaches, a historical old-town, local markets, and plenty of areas and cultural activities to explore. 
It is clean, rich in culture and very safe. 

Eligibility

You don’t have to be a graduate to join the Erasmus+ programme because if you can show experience or any relevant qualification in either of the sectors available – you’re eligible.

But, before rushing to apply to this life-changing opportunity, check if you are eligible:

  • You are aged 18+ on departure.
  • You are a British (or a European) citizen with a permanent UK address and UK bank account.
  • You have a valid UK (or EU) passport with more than six months validity after your return date.
  • You can commit to the entire programme duration, 92 days (13 weeks)
  • You are educated to GCSE level and have a minimum of 5 GCSEs
  • You have already graduated (or graduating soon); if you are looking for a year in industry placement, you are not eligible.
  • You have previous experience or qualifications in Digital Marketing, Hospitality or TESOL/TEFL.

What's included

This government-funded programme is specifically designed to help you gain valuable work experience, which is why almost all costs are covered.*

  • 13-week work placement in either Digital Marketing, Hospitality or Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Return flights to the country in which you are interning
  • Accommodation
  • Weekly living allowance contribution of €100
  • Fully comprehensive Travel and Health Insurance for the duration of your programme
  • 24/7 support and mentoring
  • Awards contributing to a Level 3 qualification within your chosen sector**
  • Dublin participants receive a travel card
  • In-country induction
  • Certification
  • In-country language course (Spain and Portugal only)

*Please note, any costs incurred, for example, travel to and from the airport, are not covered under the Erasmus+ funding. You will need to cover these costs

**Credits toward Level 3 Qualifications for:
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)

How it works

Placements take place throughout the year, meaning we operate a rolling application process to accommodate several departure dates. Even though our 2021 departure dates are still COVID dependent, our first cohort has already departed at the end of April, and we have limited spaces left to take advantage of an Erasmus+ work placement experience!

We process applications on a first-come, first-serve basis, and if your application is successful, we will help you start preparing for your placement.

You will have to complete compulsory onboarding training with Twin and complete your chosen course credits before starting your placement. The training, usually taking place at our Greenwich school, due to COVID-19, is now delivered remotely and, depending on your course, can take between 3 and 5 days to complete.

No need to worry about venturing out on your own to a new country. We look after our people and provide 24/7 support before and during your Erasmus+ placement. A member of our team will even fly out with you, introduce you to your company and assist with the transition into living abroad.

What you could gain

The Erasmus+ programme is a fantastic opportunity to develop your work skills, confidence levels, and employability prospects. Of course, you'll also have lots of fun, and you'll get to meet new people and make friends.

You could get:

  • Credits towards a respected qualification
  • A big boost to your CV, with international work experience
  • Increased language skills, if you choose to go to Spain or Portugal
  • The opportunity to experience different cultures
  • Better employability and career prospects

Are you ready?

Apply now

Limited spaces are available.

 


If you have any questions, you can read our FAQs, download the Programme Handbook or contact us

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