Erasmus Work Placements

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Did you know you can work abroad in Europe during your degree and get paid?

Erasmus+ Work Placement Scheme

Erasmus+ provides a financial grant for students to carry out a traineeship (work placement) in countries across Europe. The restrictions on who you work for and where you work are fairly flexible – you can choose to work in most sectors, in private or public companies, schools or non-profit organisations.

Erasmus+ will help you by providing funding but you have to apply for the work placement yourself. Below are some websites to start your search:

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Grant Eligibility

If you are eligible for a grant then you may receive up to €470 - €520* a month, depending on the country you visit. There may be some additional funding available for students with special needs, which you will need to apply for before you leave.

* As of 2019-20 academic year. For more information, please contact the Study Abroad Team

What will I gain?

  • A traineeship is an opportunity to get your “foot in the door” and find out more about the industry you are looking to enter
  • It will make your CV stand out – you have experience of both working overseas and within the industry
  • You can make professional contacts which may be useful for future employability

Above all, it’s the experience!

For more information on Erasmus+, visit the British Council Erasmus website

For advice on studying abroad, visit the Global Graduates website.