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A fully-funded opportunity to live and work abroad in either Spain, Portugal or Ireland, while earning a Level 3 qualification

Fully Funded 13 Week Erasmus+ Programme, Seville, Lisbon, Dublin

Embark on the opportunity of a life-time with our fully-funded Erasmus+ programme available in three European capitals! Plus you can gain a Level 3 qualification.

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Overview

Discover one of three popular European cities whilst working and learning by taking part in our 13 week fully-funded programme.

We can't stress it enough, this is a fully-funded opportunity  - the programme will not cost you anything - successful applicants receive a 13-week fully-funded work experience trip abroad to Dublin - Ireland, Seville - Spain or Lisbon - Portugal.

 

About the programme

Exclusively for UK based residents over the age of 18, this  opportunity lasts for 3 months and gives you the chance to undertake an internship of your choice in either:

  • Social Media for Business
  • Hospitality Leadership
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (only available in Spain)

Erasmus+ is a programme backed by the EU which means that your flights, accommodation, insurance, internship, support and mentoring are included without cost.

You will receive support during the Erasmus+ programme to ensure a smooth transition into your new living and working environment including:

  • 24/7 support and mentoring
  • Preparatory sessions in London prior to departure
  • And a member of our staff will fly out with participants to help introduce them to their company and to aid them in getting used to their new home.

 

Important dates

Don't miss out on your fully-funded opportunitiy to work and live abroad! You could be taking the next step to launch your career as early as March/April 2020. 

All applications are processed on a first-come-first-serve basis, so make sure that you send off your application as soon as possible.

 

Qualifications and course dates

As well as your work-experience you’ll also earn a qualification in the same field:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Hospitality Leadership
  • Level 3 Certificate in Social Media for Business
  • Level 3 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (only available in Spain)

Placement Companies

You can find our range of placement companies and internship descriptions on our shared drive here: Erasmus+ Placement Companies

*Please note, when applying for the programme you should state what are your preferred placement companies and sectors.*

How does the application and interview process work?

Stage one: first interview
If your application is successful, you can expect to be invited to the first round of interviews, which will either consist of an in-person interview at Twin or a Skype interview. 

Stage two: select a company for a second interview
Successful candidates will then be able to choose between three companies and attend a second interview with their chosen company.

Stage three: 3-6 day preparation session in London
Candidates that pass all the stages of the application process will join us, in our Twin office in London, for a 3-6 day preparation session. Our 3-6 day preparation session is to ensure that students are ready for the next 3 months, it involves meeting other successful applicants and training activities that can prepare you for working and living abroad.

 

If you wish to ask any questions, please email Sally Mordarski at erasmus@twinuk.com OR smordarski@twinuk.com

Please note: this programme works on a first come, first serve basis.

All applications forms must be submitted by 24/11/2019

You can find the full programme information in the programme handbook

Project details

  • What's included?
  • Dates & duration
  • Eligibility
  • Location
  • Insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Flights & Visas
  • FAQs

What's included?

All costs are covered in this incredible opportunity, that means you get: 

  • 3 months work placement in either social media for business or hospitality leadership
  • Return flights to the country your interning in (Ireland)
  • Accommodation
  • Insurance
  • Dublin participants receive a travel card
  • 24/7 support and mentoring
  • Level 3 award within your chosen field
  • In-country induction
  • Certification
  • A monthly stipend to help with your living allowances.
  • Qualifications, you will gain one of the following:
    • Level 3 Certificate in Hospitality Leadership
    • Level 3 Certificate in Social Media for Business
    • Level 3 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (only available in Spain)

Dates and duration

Duration

  • 13 weeks duration

 

Eligibility

Am I eligible for the Erasmus+ vocational work experience programme?

You are eligible to apply for this Erasmus+ programme if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are aged 18+ on departure
  • You are a citizen of the European Union with a permanent UK address
  • You have a valid passport
  • You are educated to GCSE level and have a minimum of 5 GCSEs
  • This is your first time participating in an Erasmus+ funded programme
  • You are able to attend 3-6 day preparatory training in London

You must be able to commit to the full 3-month duration of the placement. We cannot receive applications from university students looking for ‘year in industry’ placements

Location

Safety & Insurance

We provide fully comprehensive travel insurance including 3rd party liability and repatriation.

However this policy will only cover individual items to the value of approx. £300.00. If you are taking expensive items then we suggest you take a separate policy to cover these. It is not possible to use the policy we provide as an excess to your individual policy.

It is also a stipulation of the programme that you have a valid European Health insurance card (EHIC)

Accommodation and Food

In Dublin you will stay in homestay accommodation, in a single room with shared facilities and living space. Internet is provided. Host families will be selected to make travel as easy as possible for you.

In Seville and Lisbon you will stay in shared apartments with single bedrooms, shared facilities and a living space. Internet is provided. 

Flights, Transportation & Visas

Return flights are included and you will receive a monthly stipend towards living expenses. We endeavour to place our students within walking distance of your placement and you will not be far from the city centre. 

Frequently asked questions

What companies could I be placed into?

You can find our range of placement companies and internship descriptions on our shared drivre here: Erasmus+ Placement Companies

*Please note, when applying for the programme you should state what are your preferred placement companies and sectors.*

 

What happens if I drop out?

You must commit to the full duration of the course. If you leave without completing you will be liable for the full cost of funding. 

Where will I be staying? 

In Seville, you will stay in shared apartments with single bedrooms only. 

In Dublin, you will stay in home-stay accommodation, in a single room.

In Portugal, you will stay in shared apartments with single bedrooms only

Is insurance included? 

We provide fully comprehensive travel insurance including 3rd party liability and repatriation. However, this policy will only cover individual items to the value of approx. £300.00. If you are taking expensive laptops or mobile phones, we suggest you take a separate policy to cover these, but it is not possible to use the policy we provide as an excess to your individual policy.

It is also a stipulation of the programme that you have a valid European Health insurance card (EHIC)

You can obtain an EHIC card here.

What do I need to take?

We will provide you with an advised packing list prior to departure, but please check weather conditions for the time of travel.

During your work experience placement, you will need to dress smart/casual. It may be that your host company will provide you with a uniform or advise you on appropriate attire to pack. Your host company will also let you know if you are required to bring your own laptop or any other equipment.

Bedding is provided, but please bring your own towels.

Will I have weekends off?

This depends on the individual placement. Some hotel-based placements may work on a rota in which case participants may be required to work some weekends. In this case, individuals will take a couple of days off during the week.

Individuals working in office-based placements will not work on the weekends.

Will I have any free time?

Yes, you will have free time to enjoy your surroundings and the local area as well as specially arranged social evenings.  

What is there to do in Dublin?

Being Ireland's capital city, Dublin is the most vibrant place in the country. Well known for its arts scene, you will be able to find music, art and theatre at your fingertips. Ireland is known just as well for it's welcoming and characteristic people, you will be sure to have a good time getting to know the locals.    

Local travel cards are not provided. Participants normally can walk or cycle to their jobs, but, in case they have to go by bus or metro, the average weekly cost is around €8-10, based on a daily return journey.

Is Dublin Expensive?

Dublin is roughly the same cost of living as London. A public transport monthly pass will cost around €119.

What is there to do in Lisbon?

Lisbon is Portugal's capital city, meaning it is one of the major centres of commerce in Portugal. You can find excellent dining, culture and entertainment options here, especially as Lisbon is home to a thriving nightlife. You can find plenty of quit places too, and the day time atmosphere is just the right kind of lively thanks to a famous Cafe culture.

Is Lisbon expensive?

Portugal is not an expensive country which makes Lisbon one of the most attractive European capital cities. A meal at an inexpensive restaurant is only €8.50, and 0.5 litres of draught beer a mere €2.00.

What is there to do in Seville? 

Seville is the 4th largest city in Spain. There are plenty of things to do to occupy all interests, including museums and landmarks, shopping, dining out and a vibrant night-life to explore.  

Is Seville expensive?

Seville is not an expensive place; shopping at supermarkets will cost around €30-40/week. A nice dinner out can cost around €10 per person and drinks are inexpensive too.

Local travel cards are not provided. Participants normally can walk or cycle to their jobs, but, in case they have to go by bus or metro, the average weekly cost is around €8-10, based on a daily return journey.

 


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Dublin

Dublin is the capital of Ireland, a country often referred to as the Emerald Isle on account of its lush green countryside. There is plenty to see and do in Dublin owing to its colourful past and spirited culture. Dublin has always maintained cosmopolitan outlook and in the last two decades has embraced diversity and multiculturalism. The lively city centre is a hub of activity with a variety of cafes, pubs, theatres, music venues and more on offer.

 

 Seville Spain

 Seville

The vibrant capital of Southern Spain’s Andalusia region is the most populated city in southern Spain and a popular tourist destination with great weather all year round. Seville is famous for Flamenco dancing, tapas and its many historic buildings, including the Alcázar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty, and The Gothic Seville Cathedral, the site of Christopher Columbus’ tomb. The city is also home to a variety of theatres and performance spaces, adding to the rich and vibrant atmosphere.

 

 

  

Lisbon

 

Lisbon

Spend three months in the “World’s most leading city” according to the World Travel Awards in 2018, famous for food, café culture and fantastic weather. 

Lisbon's beautiful cobbled streets are nestled in amongst the city's famous seven hills, each of which offers a scenic panorama of the Rio Tejo. By day Lisbon is a charming and quaint city perfect for lovers of cafe culture, good weather and a peaceful environment. At night the town buzzes with life as jovial locals and visitors make use of the absence of laws prohibiting consuming alcohol on the streets. Lisbon really is home to the ideal combination of serene days and vibrant nights.