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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.
HOW CAN I APPLY FOR AN ERASMUS+ GRANT

In order to apply for an Erasmus+ Key Action 1 grant we recommend you to contact the international relations office of your university or vocational education school for information about the selection criteria of participants.

PLACEMENT VACANCIES

Trainee+Up offers traineeship placements in Barcelona a range of educational fields. We look for organisations interested in welcoming international trainees and committed to your training. Furthermore, we coordinate your traineeship from the beginning in order to guarantee a worthwhile training experience which enhances your skillset and equips you with practical work experience relevant to your educational background.

SELECTION PROCESS OF STUDENTS CANDIDATES

Once the placement vacancies are on the Trainee+Up website or your school website, you can apply for the traineeship by sending your CV and motivation letter to the Trainee+Up team. Once all the applications have been reviewed, we will conduct a online interview with the most suitable candidates for the traineeship role.

DURATION OF THE TRAINEESHIPS

The duration of the traineeships is between 1 and 12 months throughout the year.

TRAINEESHIP AGREEMENT

It is a formalized Erasmus+ Learning Agreement drafted through collaboration between the sending educational institution, the student, the host organisation and Trainee+Up.

ERASMUS+ FINANCIAL SUPPORT

As a participant in the Erasmus+ Programme you will receive financial support by the European Union to finance your travel and living expenses during your period of stay abroad. The financial support varies depending on the host country and the sending institution.

TRAINEESHIP REMUNERATION

Although it is not mandatory to remunerate the traineeships, Trainee+Up recommends the host organisations to support your stay with remuneration.

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 you can develop your professional skillset, but its culturally rich and mediterranean climate encourages you to develop social and other personal skills while enjoying the city.

TRAINEE+UP FEE

Trainee+Up coordinates your traineeship in Barcelona completely free of charge.

RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

As a participant in the Erasmus+ Programme you will have the right to develop a traineeship abroad in a host organisation according to your academic background, this is financed by the European Union. From your point of view, you are under obligation to develop good working practices, abiding by the rules, schedules and confidentiality of the host organisation. Should there by any change in your traineeship agreement we request that you communicate this with your sending institution and intermediary organisation.

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