About

About

OVERVIEW

IAESTE is open to students currently enrolled, preferably in the third year or above, in technical courses such as Engineering, Science or IT in third-level institutions in the Republic of Ireland. Graduates can apply within the first year of their graduation. Applications are accepted online between October and December each year. IAESTE holds an annual conference in January at which all member countries exchange traineeship offers. IAESTE Ireland matches applicants with relevant traineeships. Traineeships can last from two to 12 months and be hosted in any IAESTE country other than Ireland

COSTS

There is an application fee and a further placement fee on acceptance of a traineeship, to contribute to the running costs of the programme. IAESTE trainees pay their own travel costs, including any required visa or work permit processing fees. All trainees must have valid international health insurance before travelling.

BENEFITS

IAESTE is an immersive experience which places students in a different country and work culture,improving their technical, professional and intercultural skills simultaneously. Most IAESTE countries have active local committees who greet trainees on arrival, show them around their local area, and arrange a social programme throughout the placement. Many trainees have gone on to full-time employment with their host employers or in their host countries as a result of the experience gained.

The personal and professional links which IAESTE trainees make with international employers,universities and fellow trainees is one of the biggest benefits. IAESTE has an active Local Committee and Alumni community so these links last long after the traineeship.Trainees receive a salary directly from their employers sufficient to cover their cost of living. This is paid in local currency in line with regional norms (i.e. a trainee working in the U.S. receives a standard U.S. trainee wage in US dollars; a trainee working in India receives a standard Indian trainee wage in rupee). In most cases accommodation is arranged before arrival by the IAESTE national office or local committee.

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Léargas

Léargas is a not-for-profit organisation that operates under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Léargas manages European, national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, training and youth and community work and has been managing such programmes for over 30 years. Léargas currently has 40 staff based in our Dublin office. Our staff come from Ireland, Poland, France, Croatia, Denmark and Spain and have wide-ranging experience in education, training, community, youth and development work; and in IT and finance. The National Centre for Guidance in Education operates under the aegis of Léargas.
Léargas
LéargasWednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 7:30pm
Strategic Partnerships on Work-Based Learning in VET
16-19 October Belgium. Deadline for tomorrow: Friday 23 June! The contact seminar will provide a platform for organisations to develop ideas for Strategic Partnerships to be submitted in 2018. Themes will include the promotion, development, dissemination and mainstreaming of effective work-based learning models and schemes across European VET systems. This seminar is aimed at VET Schools, VET providers, professional associations, enterprises, public bodies, sectoral organisations etc. For more information, contact Siobhan Wallace swallace@leargas.ie To apply: http://bit.ly/2rQQph5
Léargas
LéargasTuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 9:00pm
Strategic Partnerships on Work-Based Learning in VET
16-19 October Belgium. Deadline for applications: Friday 23 June! The contact seminar will provide a platform for organisations to develop ideas for Strategic Partnerships to be submitted in 2018. Themes will include the promotion, development, dissemination and mainstreaming of effective work-based learning models and schemes across European VET systems. This seminar is aimed at VET Schools, VET providers, professional associations, enterprises, public bodies, sectoral organisations etc. For more information, contact Siobhan Wallace swallace@leargas.ie
To apply: http://bit.ly/2rQQph5
Léargas
LéargasTuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 3:01am
Strategic Partnerships on Work-Based Learning in VET
16-19 October Belgium. Deadline for applications: Friday 23 June! The contact seminar will provide a platform for organisations to develop ideas for Strategic Partnerships to be submitted in 2018. Themes will include the promotion, development, dissemination and mainstreaming of effective work-based learning models and schemes across European VET systems. This seminar is aimed at VET Schools, VET providers, professional associations, enterprises, public bodies, sectoral organisations etc. For more information, contact Siobhan Wallace swallace@leargas.ie

To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application
Léargas
LéargasMonday, June 19th, 2017 at 11:24pm
Are you involved in youth work and considering developing a strategic partnership? 'Step into Strategic Partnerships' is a training course supporting the first steps of potential applicants into medium and large-scale Strategic Partnerships aiming at innovation in the youth field. For more information and to apply visit:

https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/step-into-strategic-partnerships.6511/
Léargas
Léargas shared European Commission's video.Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at 5:12am
Léargas
European Commission
Erasmus+ brings people together! How was your #Erasmus experience? Tuesday next week, June 13th, Erasmus will officially turn 30! Celebrate with us 😯🎉👏