IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experiences) is a worldwide network that organises paid, course-related traineeships for students and recent graduates of technical subjects such as Engineering, Science, and IT. A huge variety of employers, ranging from multinational companies to university research departments to start-up enterprises, offer traineeships through the programme. IAESTE was established in 1947, operates in 87 countries worldwide and has approximately 4,000 international participants each year. IAESTE aims to enhance participants’ professional, technical and intercultural skills while providing employers with well-qualified and highly motivated trainees. IAESTE is based on mutual exchange, so every country both sends trainees abroad and hosts trainees thanks to local employers.

All IAESTE countries have a national office to coordinate the programme and liaise with employers and trainees. The majority of countries also have a wide support network of local volunteers who help trainees settle into and explore their host countries. In Ireland, IAESTE works with diverse employers including Trinity College Dublin, SAP, Ericsson, and Threefold. We host trainees from all over the world every year, and as a result Irish students from almost every third- level institution in the country have taken up traineeships abroad.

  • To find out more about offering a traineeship, click here.
  • To find out more about applying, click here.
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Best wishes to all involved in #Wellbeing2016! We are at the back of the conference hall for all information on Erasmus+ Youth in Action
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Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 7:14am
Wonderful rendition of "One Love" at this #ErasmusPlus #YouthExchange :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQDNZi0bUZI
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Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 2:54am
Sincerest thanks to all our speakers, facilitators, information fair participants and attendees at this year's Eurodesk Ireland #TimeToMove event! Here's a short video of the day to enjoy!

Visit the Eurodesk #TimeToMove website to discover all the ways that young people can experience Europe: http://timetomove.eurodesk.eu/
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Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 7:25pm
What's Cooking in Europe? Cooperation! At the 6.10 mark teachers from www.ladyoffatimaschool.ie in Wexford explain how they worked with Erasmus+ European partner schools to create a book of recipes for people with learning and reading difficulties. Congratulations to all on completing this wonderful project!
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Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 4:59am
Fancy a creative afternoon in Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, meeting artists and student groups? Next Tuesday the gallery hosts an exciting event where you can find out about the Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership activities of artists from studios in Cork, Madrid and Bristol. Connect with The Art of Citizenship to find out more.
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