The Leonardo Project
What is it...and what’s in it for you?
The Leonardo Da Vinci Programme is a Brussels thing, co-funded by the EU and lots of ‘host companies’ in Europe. The programme supports Mobility Projects: European work placements for graduates and school leavers.
Leonardo is all about lifelong learning, so as long as you’re over 18, you could qualify for a placement in an industry that suits you. It’s a chance to spend a few months on the continent and boost your employment prospects.
If you’ve come to the end of your studies, it could be a wise career move.
So how does Leonardo work?
Well, your work placement isn’t salaried, but all your expenses are covered. Plus you’ll have a small living allowance.
The only costs to you are:
- Your spending money
- A commitment sum of £150 (and you’ll get that back 3 months after your placement has finished)
And that’s it! Leonardo pays for everything else: flights, insurance, language course... even your accommodation.
Will you qualify for Leonardo funding?
We certainly hope so! You should be eligible if you can tick all these boxes:
- I’m a British citizen or European National
- I’m legally resident in the UK
- I want to improve my career prospects through vocational training
- I’m not in full-time education
- I’m over 18 years old
If that sounds like you, congratulations - you could be a candidate for free vocational training!
European work placements:
all you need to know
In this section, you’ll find all the essential info on work experience. Take a look around – then choose your destination and apply to join the programme.
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