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FAQ

WHAT IS THE ERASMUS + PROGRAMME

Erasmus+ is the EU Programme approved by the European Parliament on the 1st of January of 2014. The Erasmus+ Programme supports the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy in the field of education and training to improve the internationalization, multilingualism and job inclusion of European youth. The Erasmus+ Programme is structured in different actions in which under the “Key Action 1: Mobility for individuals” the main goal is to increase the mobility of people to undertake a professional experience abroad. Under the framework of the Erasmus+ Key Action 1, Trainee+Up works to connect international students with host companies located in Barcelona, Spain interested in welcoming educated youths as a trainee.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

We define 4 different participants in the Erasmus+ Key Action 1 Programme:

  • Sending Organisation: Educational Institutions accredited by the EU as partners in the Erasmus+ Programme.
  • Participants: European students selected by their educational institutions to participate in the Erasmus+ Programme.
  • Host Organisations: Companies, entities and institutions located in an EU member country or associated but different from the participant’s country, interested in welcoming international trainees.
  • Intermediary Organisations: Companies, entities or institutions such as Trainee+Up based on the coordination and management of Erasmus+ projects in the host country of the participants.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ERASMUS+ PROJECT

Participating in an internship abroad is one of the most prestigious additions to your students’ personal and professional experiences. Gaining international work experience will boost their career prospects by putting them ahead of the competition while giving them the opportunity to experience the cosmopolitan culture of a great European capital.

HOW CAN I APPLY FOR AN ERASMUS+ GRANT

In order to apply for an Erasmus+ Key Action 1 grant we recommend you to visit the opportunities for organisations under the Erasmus+ programme for information about the selection criteria of participants.

HOW CAN I FIND PARTNERS TO APPLY FOR AN ERASMUS+ GRANT

If your institution would like to apply for an Erasmus+ funding and needs to find a partner organisation in Spain, please do not hesitate to contact us and explain your project. We would be happy to collaborate with you!

HOW CAN TRAINEE+UP ASSIST YOU IN ORGANISING YOUR ERASMUS+ MOBILITY

Trainee+Up can assist you in organising all aspects of your mobility including:

  • Source for host companies to organise suitable internships for participants
  • Provision of Barcelona orientation guide and information upon participants arrival
  • Coordinate an introductory meeting between participants and their host organisations
  • Oversight of traineeship progress through regular meetings with participants and host organisations
  • Recognition of achievement of traineeship learning objectives through final report and certificate of completion
  • Arrangement of monitoring visits for visiting teachers
  • Accommodation in apartments located in central areas of Barcelona
  • Airport transfer
  • Spanish classes in first weeks
  • Cultural visits in first weeks
  • Assistance available for emergencies
WHERE CAN THE INTERNSHIP TAKE PLACE

Trainee+Up is based in Barcelona and organises internship programmes that are funded through Erasmus+ in the city.

SELECTION PROCESS OF PARTICIPANTS

The selection process of the participants is held for the educational institutions. Once they are selected, we ask for their CV and study programme in order to find suitable internships for them.

INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS

Trainee+Up offers traineeship placements in a range of educational fields. We look for organisations interested in welcoming international trainees and committed to their educational background. Furthermore, we coordinate your mobility project from the beginning in order to guarantee a worthwhile training experience for your students.

HOW DOES TRAINEE+UP SELECT HOST COMPANIES

Trainee+Up has built an extensive network of host companies, that have been checked for their suitability, health and safety, as well as the quality of the training they provide. When selecting a company, Trainee+Up takes care to look at students’ previous training, their experience and their level of English, which will determine the level of responsibility they can assume during their internship.

DURATION OF THE TRAINEESHIPS

We organise internships from 2 weeks to 12 months throughout the year depending on your requirements. From our previous experience we recommend to organise internships minimum of 1 month in order to get the best of the experience.

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED BEFORE AND AFTER THE MOBILITY

It is a formalized Erasmus+ Learning Agreement drafted through collaboration between the sending educational institution, the student, the host organisation and Trainee+Up. We assist you to prepare and sign the Learning Agreements before the beginning of traineeship. Furthermore, it is required that the Educational Institution sends the scanned copy of the participant’s private insurance, European Healh Card and ID before their arrival.

Once the internships is successfully finished, we issue all documents required to validate the Erasmus+ internship such as evaluation forms and  Europass Certificates.

WHY CHOOSE TRAINEE+UP

We have been involved in the professional development of Erasmus+ students since 2015 and has enabled so far 34 vocational students and 29 university students to do an internship in Barcelona, Spain with the help of Erasmus+ funding. We are proud to look after the entire project delivery abroad, support coordinators with the required project documentation and participants with a personalised mentorisation

WHY BARCELONA

Barcelona is currently one of the European cities which is experiencing a surge in the number of international organisations and projects setting up. Barcelona has become in an entrepreneurship and cultural hub, which is home to organisations within the global business, technology, manufacturing and hospitality sectors. Not only does it offer both new and established organisations in which students can develop their professional skillset, but its culturally rich and mediterranean climate encourages them to develop social and other personal skills while enjoying the city.

TRAINEE+UP FEES

Trainee+Up coordinates your mobility project in Barcelona at competitive prices without compromising on quality. The costs of a student programme depends on the length of stay, accommodation options, transport arrangements, and other services you might want to include. Please contact Trainee+Up via the form below for a personalised quote.

Educational institute name

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Tell us about your project: topic, target, number of participants and duration

How can we assist you? Please select all services you would like to include in your project

How did you hear about Trainee+Up

RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

As a sending organisation you will have the right to develop an Erasmus+ KA1 mobility for learners financed by the European Union which will benefit your institution and students. From your point of view, you are under obligation to:

  • Define the envisaged learning outcomes of the mobility period in terms of knowledge, skills and competences to be developed.
  • Establish the Learning Agreement with the participant trainee or teacher to make the intended learning outcomes transparent for all parties involved
  • Establish appropriate communication channels to be put in place during the duration of the mobility and make these clear to participant.
  • Agree monitoring and mentoring arrangements.
  • Evaluate the progress of the mobility on an on-going basis and take appropriate action if required.
  • Arrange and document the assessment of the learning outcomes, picking up on the informal and non-formal learning where possible.
  • Recognize learning outcomes which were not originally planned but still achieved during the mobility.
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