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European Work Placements

European Work Placements




The Erasmus Plus Programme offers Cavan Institute students the opportunity to apply to work abroad (usually for a two week period). Placements will be arranged with employers in the host country with support from Cavan Institute partners. You can experience living in another culture, enjoy travelling, improve language skills, gain a Europass Qualification, add this experience to your CV and get that valuable job. Students will have the opportunity to complete placements in their vocational area in:
• England •Scotland • Estonia • Germany


Placements normally take place during the academic year September-June. If your application to work aboard is successful, you will qualify for a grant towards the cost of the mobility programme including travel, accommodation and living expenses. In addition you will receive language and cultural preparation prior to departure.

Read about some of the individual student experiences here > > >.

In the past students have completed placements in...
  • bi-lingual Kindergardens and childcare settings in Germany
  • city centre Hairdressing salons in Glasgow
  • animal laboratories in an university in Estonia
  • media companies in Wolverhampton
  • Physiotherapy departments in hospitals in Germany
  • Pet clinics in Tarthu, Estonia
  • innovative electronic recycling companies in Plymouth
  • administration offices in Scotland
  • Cavan Institute Certificate of Participation
  • Host Partner Certificate of Participation
  • Europass Mobility Certificate
  • Supervisors Report

All participants receive a...
  • Cavan Institute Certificate of Participation
  • Host Partner Certificate of Participation
  • Europass Mobility Certificate
  • Supervisors Report

Participation in the programme requires the submission of an application form and an up to date CV (Europass format) as well as attendance at additional language and cultural studies classes outside of your normal timetable.. On completion you will be required to submit a report on your placement to Cavan Institute for the EU Commission. This is in addition to any reports that may be required for the Work Experience module. 


A Life Long Learning Partnership on Social Media Use
Cavan Institute in association with 6 European Drug Helplines FESAT (European Foundation of Drug Helplines) and Norwegian School of Information Technology have been working on a EU funded Leonardo da Vinci partnership focused on the use of social media. The aim of the partnership is to pool knowledge and experience for Drug Helplines staff to develop skills and know-how on Social Media. As part of the European ‘Life Long Learning Programme’ the partners had partner meetings in Ireland, Norway and Bulgaria as well as mutual study visits. The partnership commenced in august 2013 and continued until July 2015.
Learn more about the project and its partners. http://fesat.org/en/news/dhoi-112.html
DIAMEE
Cavan Institute is involved in a Transfer of Innovation project with a number of EU partners under the Lifelong Learning Leonardo da Vinci programme. Led by the University of Hamak (Finland) and coordinated by CEESI Burgos (Spain) the  Dialogical Methodologies for Entrepreneurs (DIAMEE) is a project that aims to develop the dialogical competence of entrepreneurship trainers and coaches through concrete methods. The project supports the work of Cavan Institute in the development of local entrepreneurial skills.
For further information speak to your Class Tutor/Work Experience Tutor or contact
EU Project Officer: Gerard McKenny            
Telephone: 049 4332633