An Erasmus+ work placement (traineeship) is a period of work/training undertaken in an enterprise/company/partner institution in one of the Erasmus participating countries (normally an EU member state)

Eligibility criteria

  • The programme is open to all students - UK, EU and International (undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level).
  • The work placement should be relevant/accredited to a student’s programme of study.
  • Students can undertake a work placement from 1st year onwards (depending on programme of study).
  • The placement has to be for at least 2 months (60 days) and a maximum of 12 months to be eligible for the associated funding
  • Students cannot undertake a work placement in an EU institution or body, an embassy, consulate or any organisation that manages EU programmes.
  • Students cannot undertake a traineeship in their home country.
  • Students must have a Learning Agreement for Traineeships completed and approved by your School and the placement provider before departure. At the end of the placement students should also receive a Traineeship Certificate from the placement provider.

The Erasmus Intern site is an integrated market place. It provides an online portal where companies and organisations can publish their internship offers and search for interns. If you want to do an internship abroad, you can share your profiles as well as search and apply for internship vacancies.

Applying for Erasmus+ work placements and application deadlines

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic this application is not currently available for 2020/21

Please contact the Go Abroad Team directly by email if you are interested in this type of Erasmus mobility.