Organising international training programmes requires in-depth knowledge of all the procedures necessary for mentoring and monitoring students and recent graduates, as well as the quality requirements and criteria required by funders and projects. Properly implementing projects also involves a full understanding of areas such as vocational training, the labour market and employability, along with specific knowledge about national characteristics for each sector and the working backgrounds of our participants. Achieving excellence in our work and our intervention ultimately relies on an extensive network of solid partnerships with more than 500 traineeship hosting organisations and service providers that are as dedicated to their work and to integrating young people into the labour market as we are.
Since 2002, we have hosted more than 3,700 participants sent by 225 sending schools and promoter organisations spread over 28 countries, mostly European Union/programme countries but also other countries such as Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Russia. The programmes we organise last between 1 week and 6 months, with programmes under 4 weeks dedicated to observation placements, technical visits, workshops and job shadowing.
The traineeships organised by EUROYOUTH cover a great variety of sectors, from veterinary medicine to civil engineering, from olive oil production to social intervention. The following list includes some areas that have seen the most demand and success: administration; agriculture and viticulture; architecture; arts – crafts and jewellery; associations and social intervention; beauty; carpentry; construction; education and special education; environment; fashion; healthcare – chemical/medical tests, nursing and auxiliary nursing, dental assistants, pharmacy, radiology; hospitality and catering; IT; law; marketing; mechanics and welding; restoration and conservation; sport; tourism, trade.
Technical visits and job shadowing have covered the following themes: education and vocational training, vocational guidance, European projects and mobility, school abandonment and failure at school, special education. They have also covered these work sectors: healthcare, seamanship, conservation and restoration, agriculture, administration and new technologies.