Internships, Work Abroad

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, Valencia, 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. If you have previous experience or qualifications in Digital Marketing, Hospitality or Teaching English as a Foreign Language and you need work experience to enhance your CV and future career, this programme could be for you

Have a question?
Contact us...

Phone us0800 80 483 80

Email usEmail us

Email usRequest a callback

Select your currency!

* Please note that the converted prices shown is for indicative purposes only.

Price from
£0.00

Deposit £0.00

Duration

Apply now >

Overview

exclamation   With the current lockdown and travel restrictions being eased, we are preparing to re-open our Erasmus+ programme and will be opening our applications from 01/07/2020 
We are closely monitoring all UK Government, FCO and Erasmus+ advice
Our 1st proposed programme date will be approx.. 16/09/2020 to 16/12/2020

Discover one of four 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, Valencia- Spain or Lisbon - Portugal.

About the programme

This programme is designed to provide a work experience opportunity within DM, Hospitality or TEFL to compliment previous associated training and enhance future career prospects . Exclusively for UK based residents that hold a valid EU passport, are over the age of 18 and have relevant experience or previous training within DM, Hospitality or TEFL, 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! 

We operate a rolling application with several departure dates through out the year. Please contact our Erasmus team to secure your place and convenient departure date.

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 Credits/Awards towards a full 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?

Please note: This programme applies to candidates who can demonstrate previous experience or relevant qualifications in the following sectors: Digital Marketing, Hospitality or TEFL. This programme works on a first-come, first-serve basis.

When completing your online application, please consider and include the following:

  • All information that is relevant to your placement, for example Digital Marketing: personal and professional experience, what software you have previously used, examples of any previous experience. Your rationale for applying for the programme and how you feel it will benefit your future career prospects
  • Please review the available work placements available within your destination and sector and include your preference on application.
  • Ensure your CV is up to date and relevant to your application.

Once we have received your completed application and CV, we will contact you via email within 72 hours confirming receipt.

If your application is successful, our Erasmus team will arrange a call with you to discuss your application, eligibility, reasons for applying and potential work experience placement and commitment to the programme duration.

If successful at this stage we will circulate your CV and application to our host companies in your chosen destination and arrange telephone interview with our in country partners.
You may also be required to attend a third interview directly with Host Company before actual placement confirmation.
All interviews will be conducted in English.

Once all interviews are complete, you will be notified by email if you have been successful.
This process can take up to 4 weeks from your initial application.

For more information, download our Handbook.

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

Project details

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

What's included?

This government-funded programme is specifically designed to help you gain valuable work experience, which is why all costs are covered. 

What's included in the programme?

  • 13 week work placement in either social media for business, hospitality leadership or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Spain Only)
  • Return flights to the country in which you are interning 
  • Accommodation
  • Fully comprehensive Travel Insurance for the duration of your programme
  • 24/7 support and mentoring
  • Awards contributing to a Level 3 qualification within your chosen sector*
  • Dublin participants receive a travel card
  • In-country induction
  • Certification
  • In-country language course (Spain and Portugal only)
  • Weekly living allowance contribution of €100

*Level 3 Qualifications include:

  • 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) (Spain only)

 *Please note that any costs incurred, for example travel and accommodation for the training days at Twin or travel to and from airport Is not covered under the Erasmus+ funding. You will need to cover these costs

Dates and duration

Duration

  • 13 week work experience
  • 3 to 5 days training for your Level 3 qualification
  • Rolling application throughout the year

Eligibility

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

If the following applies to you, then you are eligible to apply for this Erasmus+ programme:

  • You are aged 18+ on departure
  • You are a citizen of the European Union with a permanent UK address, UK bank account and have the right to live and work in the UK and your destination country.
  • You have a valid UK/EU passport with more than 6 months validity after your return date.
  • You can commit to the full programme duration, 92 days (13 weeks)
  • You are educated to GCSE level and have a minimum of 5 GCSEs
  • You can attend 3-5 days of preparatory training in London to achieve your Level 3 unit contribution. Attendance at the preparatory training is compulsory.
  • You have already graduated, if you are looking for a year in industry placement, you are not eligible.
  • You have previous experience or qualifications in Digital Marketing, Hospitality or TESOL/TEFL.

*Please note that any costs incurred, for example travel and accommodation for the training days at Twin or travel to and from airport is not covered under the Erasmus+ funding. You will need to cover these costs.

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

Spain - Seville: The accommodation provided is in self-catering, shared apartments with your fellow participants.
All participants will have a single room with shared facilities and living space such as a kitchen and bathroom.
The flats are centrally located in the Macarena district of Seville which is near the University hospital (5 minutes) and the trendy Alameda de Hércules plaza.  where you will find bars, tapas and lively night life.
All apartments are basic but provide all conveniences. Utilities and WIFI is provided as part of the programme and is available in all apartments

Spain - Valencia:
The accommodation provided is in self catering, shared apartments with your fellow participants and/or other international students.
Single bedroom and shared facilities including all utilities and WIFI. You will be centrally located and close to amenities and your work placement.

Ireland - Dublin:  Individuals will stay in residential accommodation with your fellow Erasmus participants. where you will have the opportunity to meet like-minded people from around the world, in the heart of Dublin. Rooms are single en-suite rooms, with shared facilities and living spaces, on-site gym, cinema and free Wi-Fi. There is even a roof-top garden to enjoy the beautiful views as the sun sets over the city. 

Portugal - Lisbon: Individuals will stay in single rooms with shared facilities and living space. All utilities and WIFI are provided. Accommodation will be chosen according to the location of your placement and distance from the city centre.

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 residential accommodation, in a single en-suite 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.

 


Apply Now > Make an enquiry >

 

Dublin River 300X300

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. 

 

 Wava Valencia (1)

 Valencia

 The third-largest city in Spain on Spain’s South Eastern Mediterranean Coast
Famous for the City of Arts and Sciences, with futuristic structures designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela and its many beaches within walking distance of the city centre. Home of the Paella dish, this mid-sized city with a laid-back Mediterranean feel has a sunny weather, great beaches, a historical old-town, local markets, and plenty of areas and cultural activities to explore. 
It is clean, rich in culture and very safe.