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‘An Irish internship was the best decision I ever made. I spent three months here and within two weeks of being back home in Spain, I found employment’

Our internship programmes provide international students, graduates and trainees with well-matched work placements in Ireland. Quality is the most important factor for us and so we take extra care in our matching; developing a keen understanding of individual needs in terms of working style, future aims and sector.

We have strong relationships with local, national and multinational companies representing a large spectrum of professional disciplines. These relationships are nurtured, resulting in a high degree of host companies hosting interns with us year after year.

Sectors we cover

Accounting and Finance Child Care Engineering Graphic Design Marketing Not for Profit / Charity Retail Software Design and Programming
Administration and PA support IT Hardware (repairs, networking and servers) Law Fashion and Dressmaking Social Care (disabilities/elderly) Travel and Tourism
Business Hospitality Import and Export Logistics and Transport Website and app Design Sciences

The countries we work with are:

Austria Croatia Denmark France Italy Luxembourg Netherlands Portugal Slovenia
Belgium Cyprus Estonia Germany Latvia Norway Romania Sweden
Bulgaria Czech Republic Finland Greece Lithuania Malta Poland Spain

Our team have been managing agents for a number of European Mobility Projects over 18 years for:

  • Individuals
  • Schools and colleges
  • Private businesses and private partners
  • Government/NGO’s

The majority of trainees take an internship via a programme. These are funded by regional councils, education departments, European Social Fund (E.S.F) and other private co-funding, and include:

  • ECVEC
  • Erasmus+
  • Leonardo da Vinci (European Life Long Learning Programmes)ERASMUS-logo-
  • Mobility for apprenticeships
  • Mobility schemes for the unemployed
  • School exchange
  • Pilot programmes such as trans-national partnerships, exchange or work shadowing

ECVET is the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training. It is a framework for the transfer and recognition of learning outcomes across VET learning environments. It allows learners to accumulate their vocational experience with a view to achieving a qualification.

ECVET is particularly useful to VET professionals who send their learners on mobility placements.
Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport for the years 2014 to 2020. This programme supplies funding and support for organisations to operate projects which encourage European exchange, co-operation and learning. It is funded by the European Union through the contributions of member states. Funding of almost €170 million has been allocated to Ireland for the duration of the programme.

Learning ‘Mobility’ means physical travel from one country to another for the purpose of learning or professional experience. This action therefore allows organisations to send staff, trainers, students, or young people to other European countries to undertake a dedicated period of learning or professional experience, such as job shadowing, training, volunteering, or gaining work experience.

We are extremely familiar with the above programmes – how they operate and all paperwork.

For trainees

We facilitate and manage the entire process for trainees to complete an internship in Ireland.

Our service includes:

  • Consultation and guidance before travel
  • Support with paperwork pertaining to schemes such as Erasmus+ and Europasses
  • Strategic matching of candidates with host company
  • Sourcing accommodation with host families
  • Meet and greet service
  • Delivery of welcome day orientation programmes
  • Mentoring of placement including visitations
  • Language Training for one (1) to six (6) weeks (optional)
  • 24/7 support service and emergency contact during a trainee’s stay in Ireland
  • Cultural trips to Blarney Castle, Cobh, Kinsale, Cork City and further afield*
  • Debrief and feedback session before departure
  • Certification and support with documentation

*Optional

Core benefits

  • Development of Interpersonal skills
  • Opportunity to learn English in an English-speaking environment
  • Experience living independently and in a different country
  • Positive experience to show potential employers

For partners

We offer a professional service to our partners committed to the development and training of young people through the various European initiatives. We have strong relationships with local, national and multinational companies representing a large spectrum of professional disciplines.

We facilitate internships for individuals and groups of trainees/students by:

  • Supporting with paperwork pertaining to schemes such as erasmus+ and Europasses
  • Strategic matching of candidates with host companies
  • Sourcing accommodation with host families
  • Providing delegate visits for teachers and trainers from Europe
  • Monitoring and regular updating on candidates’ progress
  • Language Training for one (1) to six (6) weeks (optional)
  • Cultural activities and excursions (optional)
  • 24/7 support service and emergency contact during a trainee’s stay in Ireland
  • Cultural trips to Blarney Castle, Cobh, Kinsale, Cork City and further afield*
  • Debrief and feedback session before departure
  • Certification and support with documentation

We are dedicated in building long-lasting relationships with our trainees, European partners, schools and colleges. Over the years we have managed many rewarding recurring projects with EU partners, which have been maintained with mutual trust and commitment.

We also offer customised training options for teachers.

 

Host companies

If you are a company with offices in Ireland, and are interested in hosting interns, you will find there are many benefits.

  • Addition of an international dimension to your organisation
  • Opens your organisation to new markets with bilingual work-force
  • Demonstrates your company’s commitment to training
  • Cost-effective labour as interns are EU or privately funded
  • Access to research, developments and professional expertise in educational and training establishment
  • Access to specialist skills for short and long-term projects
  • Our services to European Partners

Vocation Relocation t/a Career Training Internships strives to build long-lasting relationships with our interns, European partners, host companies and host families.

Contact us today to enquire about an internship placement for yourself, your educational institution or business. Please also contact us if you are a company wishing to host interns.

Talk to Us

For more information and to book an internship or partnership – Contact us today on +353 21 4928969.