Digital Opportunity Traineeships
The Digital Opportunity Traineeships is a European institutional initiative, funded through the Erasmus+ programme, which aims to provide an opportunity for recent graduate and students to gain practical and valuable experience in the area of technology in a company abroad.
This EU initiative is coordinated by ESN - Erasmus Student Network, and aims to match the needs of companies in need of digitally skilled workforce, with students and recent graduates looking for a first experience in the tech sector. This way, the Digital Opportunity Traineeships tackles a variety of objectives: maintaining Europe's global competitiveness in a fast-changing environment; increasing employability of recent graduates and students; helping companies, from small and medium sized organisations (SMEs) to large corporations to find workforce with a skills set that suits current digital trends.
Companies participating in the programme cover a variety of fields and types of emerging technologies. Digital Opportunity Traineeships can be carried out in any of the fields below:
- Development of apps, software, scripts, websites.
- Installation, maintenance and management of information technology (IT) systems and networks.
- Data analytics.
- Quantum computing /Artificial Intelligence
- Data mining, privacy and visualisation.
- Programming languages.
- Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).
- Digital marketing.
- Specific software apps for work.
- Customer Care Management.
The Digital Opportunity Traineeships are available to students and recent graduates, based in any one of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries. Students located in Erasmus+ Partner Countries can also participate. Trainees receive on average €500/month, depending on the member state through a grant via their university. Participating companies can also top up the grant.
Applications for the Digital Opportunity Traineeships are made through one's university, which facilitates cross-border mobility and a truly multicultural experience.