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1 WMB Info Day in Dublin, Ireland 20 November 2012… Pat Halley, Léargas, Leonardo da Vinci European Trainees What's in it for you?

2 Leonardo Trainees – A European Success Story Between 2007 – 2011: 320,000 Leonardo da Vinci trainees– continual increase since its creation in 1995 Between 2007 – 2008: 683 from Ireland; 5,700 to Ireland Between 2007 – 2012: 3,250 from Ireland

3 Strong policy support to increase the quality traineeships Youth Opportunities Initiative (December 2011): 30% increase in the Leonardo traineeships for vocational students At least Leonardo trainees in 2012 Quality traineeships – relevant measure included in the Job-rich Recovery Package

4 A win-win situation Benefits for host organisations: Insights into new markets Fresh skills Enthusiasm Competitiveness and innovation Road test future employees Bring European flavour into teams Outward-looking company image first step towards closer cooperation with education & training

5 European trainees bring a wide range of skills at the workplace Young people in initial vocational training (LdV) People on the labour market (LdV) From a variety of fields: inc. social sciences, healthcare, fashion, catering, hotel management, engineering and forestry

6 Practical information Skills: Leonardo trainees vary from apprentices to those studying for a Certificate or Diploma Duration of the traineeship – 2 to 36 or 39 weeks Which organisations/ companies can host a European trainee? Expectations from a European trainee The traineeship is a learning experience Foreign trainees to benefit from equal treatment with the national ones The National Agency - in permanent contact with the sending organisations


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