Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for 2014-2020. The programme aims to boost skills and employability, providing opportunities for people to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.
Gecko Programmes has been successful in securing over £3m Erasmus+ funding to send people to Italy, Spain and Germany.
We offer a combination of vocational training in the UK that is followed by a funded work placement and further learning with one of our European partners.
To qualify for an Erasmus+ mobility you must be currently attending a vocational training programme with Gecko or have completed one with Gecko or one of our consortium college partners (City of Wolverhampton College, South and City College Birmingham, Walsall College, Dudley College, Birmingham Metropolitan College, Bournville College or Solihull College) in the last 12 months.
To find out more about short courses available with Gecko, click here.
Gecko and Consortium Partners (Wolverhampton College, South and City College Birmingham, Dudley College, Walsall College, Birmingham Metropolitan College, Solihull College and Bournville College)
Funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ Programme, the selected participants for this project will be supported with:
You are eligible for the work experience programme if you are studying towards a vocational qualification with Gecko Programmes or if you have completed a qualification with either Gecko or one of our partner colleges in the last 12 months. A copy of our flyer is also available here.
You must also be aged above 17, be living in the West Midlands, UK, and hold a British/EU passport or National Identity Card.
To apply, send your CV and a completed Application Form (Mobility Application Form) to:
email@example.com and our European Team will guide you through the application process.
We encourage all participants to add this work experience abroad to their CVs, and tell others the story of their participation, and their adventures; giving sparkle to a job interview – and progressing into employment.
Dates and destinations:
For more information contact us: at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our European Team on (01902) 837416.
If you wish to see what other people think of the programme, visit our Testimonials page.
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