- Help students adapt to the requirements of the EU-wide labour market;
- Enable students to develop specific skills including language skills;
- Improve understanding of the economic and social culture of the host country in the context of acquiring work experience;
- Promote cooperation between higher education institutions and enterprises;
- Contribute to the development of a pool of well-qualified, open-minded and internationally experienced young people as future professionals.
Where can placements/training take place?
- Training Centres
- Research Centres
- Other public or private organisations
Length of the Mobility Period
The period of traineeship can be for a minimum of two months and a maximum of twelve months. One month equates to thirty days excluding public holidays.
Eligibility and Timing
Students at the University of Bolton, in any year of their University programme, can apply to undertake a traineeship. If the student is still enrolled at the University of Bolton, the traineeship should contribute to the student’s programme of study.
Students can also apply to undertake a mobility for traineeship (graduate internship) when their programme has finished providing all arrangements are made prior to them completing the course.
The University has limited places for students participating in an Erasmus+ mobility for traineeship. The following selection criteria apply:
- the minimum language skills set by the host institution/organisation;
- reference from an academic staff member;
- academic performance;
- previous mobility experience;
- availability of a suitable host institution/organisation to make an application to. Please visit ErasmusIntern to view available places
Mobilities for traineeship can take place in an enterprise or any other workplace relevant to the students’ higher education in any of the participating countries except the UK, as the university is based in the UK. Host organisations do not need to have an inter-institutional agreement with the University of Bolton, nor do they need to hold an ECHE, which means there are many opportunities available.
Participating countries are the EU member countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Where the traineeship forms part of the student’s University of Bolton programme, the mobility is given full recognition via ECTS credits. The credits gained count towards the student’s University of Bolton programme. 20 Higher Education credits from the University of Bolton, equates to 10 ECTS credits. ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. Students must meet the standards of the host organisation in order for the traineeship to be fully recognised.
Eligible students receive an Erasmus+ grant (amount depends on country of destination) which contributes towards the costs of travel to and from the host country, the extra living costs arising from studying abroad, and other relevant expenses. Erasmus+ grants are paid in addition to the standard grants and loans students are normally entitled to.
Outgoing students do not pay charges in connection with the organisation or administration of the mobility period. They are however responsible for paying for their travel insurance.
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