ERASMUS +, a springboard for employment

AFORMAC Europe assisted 20 jobseekers in their internship in Europe, co-funded by Pôle Emploi (French National Employment Agency) Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and the European program ERASMUS +.

These internships (duration: 1 month and a half to 3 months) were organised in Germany, Italy and Lithuania. The sectors of activity were very varied, from biochemistry to social through sales or hotel catering.

In this context, AFORMAC Europe was in charge of the selection of participants in connection with Pôle Emploi, the research of internship and accommodation in connection with its local partners, the organization of travel, the preparation of trainees (administrative logistics, pedagogical, cultural and linguistic) and the follow-up of participants before, during and after the intership.

This grant covers travel and accommodation expenses. The jobseekers in receipt of benefits continue to receive their return-to-work allowance for the duration of their internship. Those who are not in receipt of benefits receive a fixed benefit (RFPE: Pôle emploi training benefit). The participants gets the status of vocational trainee.

These internships allowed participants to add new professional experience to their CV and to acquire new skills (linguistic, professional and personal). During the return assessment meeting, trainees also highlight the cultural aspect of their European mobility experience (discovery of another way of life and work).

Many post-mobility surveys show that people who participate in an international mobility program find a permanent job faster. For instance, her host company hired on a permanent contract one of the participants, who had completed a two-month internship in export in Leipzig.

From now, Pôle Emploi Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is renewing its internship grants co-financed by the European ERASMUS + program.

To find out more (eligibility criteria, destinations, etc.), consult the Pôle Emploi website (search for “Erasmus” and consult the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes page) and contact your Pôle Emploi advisor.

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